Yoga Behind Bars
(SEATTLE, WA)

Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) is a community of over 50 volunteer teachers providing opportunities for greater peace, self-awareness, and flexibility of the mind and body for incarcerated men, women, and youth throughout Washington State. Through the shared practice of yoga and meditation, YBB aims to also dissolve the illusory dichotomy of prisoner as ‘other’, and to bridge communities inside and out of prison walls through the compassion it fosters. The Riverstyx Foundation is pleased to have awared YBB a multi-year capacity building grant to help them deepen their programs behind bars, and widen their presence amongst the yoga and philanthropic communities.