Prison Yoga Chicago provides trauma-informed Yoga programming as a rehabilitative tool and a form of social activism for individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

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Our Vision

To reduce recidivism & facilitate growth by sharing the practices of Yoga

  • Through teaching Yoga, we share tools with our students that they can use both on and off the mat including breath work, mindfulness & intention-setting
  • PYC uses educational tools both in and out of prison & jail settings to encourage self- actualization, awareness, and accountability as well as collective & social responsibility.
  • While we operate within the current legal system in order to support those who are incarcerated today, we support a reformed vision for correctional facilities- one centered around rehabilitation, safety, and equitable treatment for all.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Social Responsibility & Self-Empowerment
  • Authenticity & Integrity
  • Compassion & Inclusion
  • Accountability

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PYC In the News

See our classes in action, and check out our mini documentary. Thanks to our community's constant support, we’ve been able to share our story with CBS and NBC.

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Your donation builds our foundation for necessary supplies and operating expenses. Our work is made possible by donors like you and we encourage you to stay involved in all things PYC.

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Rep our gear and shop a variety of PYC products now available. 100% of the proceeds go directly to support bringing yoga to more incarcerated students in Chicago and beyond.

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Our People

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public education of yoga and powered by a team of volunteers.

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Looking for a way to help? Get involved and change the world with yoga. Join us to bring yoga to more incarcerated students in Chicago.

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