Yoga Vinyasa & Prison Yoga For Addiction Recovery

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Get more than just a yoga body — Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening yoga7and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation.

Need a gentle, holistic way to get your body back in motion? Seeking balance for your running, cycling, or weight lifting regimen?
Let us guide you through the basics of yoga. Whether you’re as flexible as a circus performer or you’ve never been able to touch your toes, there’s a space within yoga for you. I will work with you on your level to unravel your potential and help you experience the benefits of a regular yoga practice. 

Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.

A cat-cow stretch is an example of a very simple vinyasa because the spine is arched on an inhale and rounded on an exhale. A sun salutation sequence is an example of a more complex vinyasa. Each movement in the series is done in time with an inhalation or an exhalation.

What To Expect From a Vinyasa Class

This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost always include sun salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching. Whether fast or slow, includes inversions, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher and the style in which he or she is trained. Some classes include some warm up stretches at the beginning while others launch straight into standing poses. 

What Does “Go Through Your Vinyasa” Mean?

When vinyasa is used as a noun, it describes a series of three poses that are done as part of a sun salutation sequence. When the teacher says, “go through the vinyasa at your own pace,” she means for you to do the plank, chaturanga, and upward facing dog using your breath to measure when to move to the next pose. If you start to get tired and this affects the quality of your poses, it’s very acceptable to skip the vinyasa and wait for the class in downward facing dog.

Is Vinyasa Yoga for You?

Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. This makes it essential that you find a teacher you enjoy and can relate to. If your first flow class doesn’t rock your world, keep trying different teachers. If you appreciate having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.

What To Expect From a Prison Yoga For Addiction Recovery


Yoga as a mindfulness practice is our tool for re engaging prisoners with their bodies to restore the connection between mind, heart and body. We use a yoga practice to develop the whole person, increase sensitivity toward oneself and empathy for others. By putting the men and women back in touch with their bodies, they begin to care more about themselves and understand the harm they have caused.

The highest level of emotional intelligence or emotional literacy is sensate, getting past your mind and relying on your senses to tell you what’s going on in your body. Another way to put it is, using your body to teach your mind. We consistently teach a practice to provide prisoners with a skill to become more sensitive to how they feel in their bodies. When you develop a close relationship with your own sensitivity, you are less apt to violate another. This is empathy. And empathy, when encouraged, leads to compassion. Gradually, the cycle of violence is interrupted.