Prison Yoga Project founder and director James Fox presents Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery as a resource meant to support the personal growth, self-healing, and yoga practice of incarcerated citizens. Since its first publication in 2010, some 23,000 copies have been shipped free of charge to prisoners in nearly every state in the US, and abroad. Offering a methodology developed by James Fox after nearly two decades of teaching yoga in San Quentin Prison in California, Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery has been lauded by yoga teachers and practitioners worldwide for its clear, concise, and effective introduction to pranayama, asana, and mindfulness techniques as a means for healing the traumas and addictions that lead to incarceration.
James Fox, MA, CYT, Founder of the Prison Yoga Project. His years of experience as a facilitator of victim/offender education, violence prevention, and emotional literacy classes for prisoners informed his work of providing trauma-informed yoga embodiment practices for incarcerated people. James has trained thousands of teachers who have replicated PYP’s methodology in correctional facilities in more than 20 US states, Mexico, Canada, Norway, Sweden, the UK, France, The Netherlands, Australia, and India.
He is the author of Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery, co-author of Freedom from the Inside, A Woman’s Yoga Practice Guide, and a contributor for Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans. He has taught for Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga, Mindfulness, and Social Change Certification Program, and has served as an advisor to the National Institute of Health sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program. In 2015, Yoga Journal honored James with a Karma Yoga Award for their 40th Anniversary Issue. Incorporating experiential work into treatment programs and group work, Relationship Trauma Repair RTR.
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