websites and books

Websites

Insight Out

Insight-Out seeks to reform the prison system from the inside out. Perhaps only in directly supporting our prisoners in transforming themselves can we transform our prison system as well. 


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness

A nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an awakened, compassionate, and connected world, and educational offerings designed to help people realize their full potential as they learn to apply the principles of yoga on and off the mat.


Liberation Prison Yoga

Liberation Prison Yoga’s mission is to serve prisons and jails, bringing yoga programs to incarcerated individuals and those whose lives are affected by incarceration; to train yoga instructors to work inside the prison system; and to educate the public about trauma-conscious yoga.


Palousi MIndfulness

This online MBSR  training course  is 100% free,  created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the  program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  


Prison Mindfulness

Our mission to provide prisoners, prison staff, and prison volunteers with the most effective, evidence-based tools for rehabilitation, self-transformation, and personal & professional development. In particular, we provide and promote the use of proven effective mindfulness-based interventions (MBI’s).   Our dual focus is on transforming individual lives as well as transforming the corrections system as a whole in order to mitigate its extremely destructive impact on families, communities, and the overall  social capital of our society.


Prison Yoga

Prison Yoga Project supports incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.


The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.  Through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums, The Marshall Project strives to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.


The Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.


Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics provides an online resource for yoga. The website is an award-winning yoga resource center and a complete guide for the exploration of the yoga postures, meditation techniques, pranayama, yoga therapy, and the history and philosophy of yoga. 


Yoga Behind Bars

Yoga Behind Bars seeks to open doors to self-understanding, resilience, and transformation. The organization advocates for restorative justice solutions, holistic re-entry services, and the removal of other barriers that prevent formerly incarcerated people to rebuild their lives upon release. Yoga Behind Bars works with the WA State corrections leadership to create opportunities within the system, including yoga classes for prison staff and yoga teacher trainings for incarcerated people.


Books Donated

  

  1. 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers - Judith Lasater 
  2. 8 Minute Meditation Expanded: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life. - Victor Davich 
  3. Anodea Judith's Chakra Yoga - Anodea Judith 
  4. Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation - Stephen Mitchell 
  5. Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening - Stephen Batchelor 
  6. Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience - Sharon Salzberg 
  7. From Root to Bloom: Yoga Poems and Other Writings - Danna Faulds 
  8. Hatha Yoga Illustrated - Martin Kirk 
  9. Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief - Lillah Schwartz 
  10. How Then, Shall We Live?: Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives - Wayne Muller 
  11. How Yoga Works - Michael Roach 
  12. Learning to Walk in the Dark - Barbara Brown Taylor 
  13. Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - B. K. S. Iyengar 
  14. Limitless: New Poems and Other Writings - Danna Faulds 
  15. Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - Sharon Salzberg 
  16. Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience - Sally Kempton 
  17. Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga - Rolf Gates 
  18. Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind - Frank Jude Boccio 
  19. Moving into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners - Anne Cushman 
  20. Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee - Rodney Yee 
  21. One Soul: More Poems From the Heart of Yoga - Danna Faulds 
  22. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body - David Emerson 
  23. Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: The Buddhist Path of Kindness - Sylvia Boorstein 
  24. Peace Inside: A Prisoner's Guide to Meditation - Sam Settle 
  25. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Thich Nhat Hanh 
  26. Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart - Ram Dass 
  27. Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses - Claire Dederer 
  28. Survivors on the Yoga Mat: Stories for Those Healing from Trauma - Becky Thompson 
  29. Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques - Mark Stephens 
  30. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk M.D. 
  31. The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work - Donna Farhi 
  32. The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga - Bernie Clark 
  33. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice - T. K. V. Desikachar 
  34. The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner - Michael Stone 
  35. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I - Ray Long 
  36. The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times  - Pema Chodron 
  37. The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards - William J Broad 
  38. The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman's Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras - Nischala Joy Devi 
  39. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice - Deborah Adele 
  40. Three Steps to Awakening: A Practice for Bringing Mindfulness to Life - Larry Rosenberg 
  41. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence - Matthew Sanford 
  42. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times - Pema Chodron 
  43. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life - Jon Kabat-Zinn 
  44. Yoga and the Quest for the True Self - Stephen Cope 
  45. Yoga Beyond Belief: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice - Ganga White 
  46. Yoga For Pregnancy: Poses, Meditations, and Inspiration for Expectant and New Mothers - L
  47. Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga - Tias Little