Yoga Teacher Training

The Prison Phoenix Trust does not train people to become yoga teachers; we train qualified yoga teachers how to work effectively in prison and other secure conditions. We are grateful for all current and past prison yoga teachers for passing on their experience of what works in prison and what doesn’t.

Our training covers issues that teachers face when working in prison such as:

  • Rapport with prisoners, prison officers and staff
  • Authority and professional boundaries
  • Adapting yoga to meet all needs
  • The importance of silent breath-based meditation
  • Sex offenders and drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Current issues affecting prisons and prisoners
  • How to start up a class.

There are periodically training days on specific issues such as:

  • Keeping control of your prison class
  • Teaching young offenders
  • Yoga and addiction
  • Accrediting your yoga class.

What’s coming up

Yoga teachers sit in meditation with and in support of people in prison every Tuesday for 25 minutes at 8.30am. If you would like to join us on Zoom please phone for the link and password on 01865 512 521.

Silent Meditation Retreat 3rd-5th September in person or online only  4th September 2021

To book your place call Mike on 01865 512521 or email

You can sign up to hear about future training courses here.