Angela Still - Freedom Within

Angela Still – Freedom Within

Date grant awarded: 08/26/2017

Freedom Within is the current project of Karuna Prison Yoga, which brings yoga and mindfulness practices to women and men incarcerated in South Carolina and trains inmates in becoming trauma-sensitive yoga instructors. The project seeks to empower inmates to take ownership of their rehabilitative efforts and to become less reactive and more contemplative in their responses to stressors in the prison environment.

Yoga has been shown to reduce health care costs and the reliance on psychotrophic medications, promote a safer environment for inmates and prison employees, and create healthier lifestyle habits.