On any given day there are hundreds of yoga classes taking place in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. However, only one is being offered inside the area’s largest maximum-security prison, State Correctional Institution – Graterford (SCI Graterford), the 87-year-old correctional facility in Collegeville that is home to 3,500 incarcerated men. Read more....
Transformation Yoga Project made the list!
Broadcast of Transformation Yoga Project's class at Eastern State Penitentiary and interview with Executive Director Mike Huggins.
A PBS radio interview with Transformation Yoga Project’s Mike Huggins on how a strong calling to change the direction of his life led him to discover yoga practice as a way to help prisoners and veterans. Scroll to time code 19:33 to hear this interview that originally aired on WHYY’s Voices in the Family, a PBS station.
The story of how Transformation Yoga Project started, as well as its efforts to use yoga and mindfulness for personal change in the lives of people in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, the criminal justice system, and veterans in the VA hospital system. Originally published in Huffington Post.