Regardless of one's past and uncertain of one's future, Laotong Yoga roots its work in the present and welcomes all as kindred spirits. There is much to see on this website about the work of Laotong Yoga. Take your time. Linger a bit. Be inspired by feedback from participants. Support the work for social change in the criminal legal system.
The mission of Laotong Yoga is to share the practices of meditation and trauma informed yoga with individuals incarcerated in WV correctional facilities and with others involved with the criminal legal system, whether through re-entry, recovery, rehabilitation, or employment.
Laotong Yoga is a beacon of social justice and mindfulness-based practices, and the criminal legal system is an institution recognizing the humanity, potential, and value of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons.
The purpose of Laotong Yoga
is to help individuals develop tools for self-empowerment, reduction of stress, healing of trauma, and promotion of safety, and that systems promote strategies incorporating principles of social justice into a transformed criminal legal system.
Video created by Doug Imbrogno for Laotong Yoga's 2017 summer event, "In Their Own Voice."