Gratitude in Motion: A Fundraiser for Yoga Behind Bars at Richmond Beach Yoga

Thursday, November 21, 2013

10am to Noon on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Drop in for a fun event for Yoga Behind Bars. The 10am vinyasa class will be team-taught and followed by a presentation by guest speaker Nova Guthrie, who discovered and began teaching yoga while incarcerated. 

Suggested donation $25. Richmond Beach Yoga is located at 621 NW Richmond Beach Road
Shoreline 98177. (From Aurora, 0.9 miles west on 185th)

Every year community support for Yoga Behind Bars has grown, and the difference is obvious. We have grown from one class a week in 2008 to 20 classes a week in nine facilities in the Puget Sound area today.

But there is a lot more to be done—there are many more requests for new classes. By participating in Richmond Beach Yoga's event, you are helping more people get off the wait list and on their mats.

It might seem small, but it means A LOT to Yoga Behind Bars’ students to know that people like you are supporting them today. You know from your own practice the healing, fun, and peace yoga and meditation can bring. Now imagine what yoga can do for someone in prison...


“Yoga is one of the best things that ever happened to me. It made me feel free inside out, my body is so open at the moment. Thank you!!” ~Student at Monroe Correctional Center

“Jail time is often misconstrued as a time of sheer punishment, it can also be a time of healing and positivity. Yoga and meditation have helped me to open my eyes to that fact and start to use my time here effectively. Namaste.” ~Student at Seattle Jail (King County Correctional Facility)

“I think that a lot of people have fear about coming into prison because they don’t know what to really expect. But we’re humans that just made mistakes. And I can tell you that we are very grateful for the volunteers that come in ... it means a lot to us.” ~Student at Washington Corrections Center for Women

“Yoga has helped me with my anxiety. Thank you!” ~Student at Echo Glen Children’s Center

“Yoga has brought me self-awareness, better flexibility, self love, and a better understanding of my body.” ~Student at Washington Corrections Center for Women

“In today’s yoga class I learned to feel more gratitude for the things I have.” ~Student at Seattle Jail (King County Correctional Facility)

“I have been very anxious about my release, which is coming up soon. Yoga was exactly what I needed today, I feel much more centered.” ~Student at Monroe Correctional Center


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