Staff

Sam (4.5 days a week) has worked in this role since 2010. He joined the PPT in 2003 as a Yoga Coordinator and was a Buddhist monk and development worker in Thai­land before that. He is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher and a trustee of the Oxford Zen Centre.

Deputy Director Jason (4.5 days a week) is a former engineer. He is a zen meditator and teaches meditation to prisoners in PPT workshops. He manages the prisoner correspondence, and directs and guides our volunteers.

Communications Manager Lucy (2.5 days a week) has a background in fundraising and marketing for arts and theatre productions. She regularly practises yoga and is also a published novelist and poet.

Yoga Co-ordinator Sally (2 days a week) is a BWY teacher and teaches yoga and meditation in HMP Eastwood Park. Before joining the Trust in 2011 she worked as a probation officer, both in prisons and the community. Sally is a member of the Oxford Zen Centre.

Yoga Co-ordinator Victoria (3 days a week) teaches nine yoga classes a week, including at HMP Grendon. She has been teaching in prison since 2011, and is also an Indian Head Massage practitioner.

Yoga Co-ordinator Selina  (3 days a week) is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. She has been a volunteer at the PPT since 2013. She teaches a range of classes specialising in yoga and meditation to help with life’s challenges and is also a Mindfulness Teacher (MBCT).

Systems Administrator David (2 days a week) is an IT trainer and consultant. He worked at a computer company in France, was a Software Team Leader at the Post Office in London, and worked at Oxford Brookes University.

Office Administrator Laura (2.5 days a week) worked in communications before joining the PPT at the start of 2019. She provides support for the rest of the team and deals with donations and correspondence. Outside the PPT, Laura helps small organisations with marketing and website design.

Accountant Clive 1.2 days a week) is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the charitable/voluntary sector in Oxford for nearly 30 years. Now semi-retired, he is also a Trustee of a local charity working inclusively with children and young people.