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Liberation Prison Yoga Training at Yogaspace

Anneke Lucus

On June 8 and 9, Anneke Lucus (, founder of Liberation Prison Yoga (LPY), will conduct a Liberation Prison Yoga Teacher Training at Yogaspace in Bethel. Learn to practice and teach in the trauma-conscious style, using meditations and mindfulness exercises in the specific LPY method, focused on unconditional, non-judgmental acceptance rather than on accountability and changing behavior. 

Explore power dynamics, internally and as reflected in the outside world, and in the justice system. Learn tools to work with to heal from trauma, to work with traumatized populations and how to reverse trauma. No professional teaching certification is required to take the training, though having an active yoga/meditation practice is helpful.

This training will cover: social conscience and the importance of safety in yoga healing global trauma; how trauma affects the brain; a LPY empowerment practice - Level I; the 12 elements of a trauma informed practice; teaching from the heart; conversation about race and privilege; logistics of volunteering inside a prison or jail; working with mothers, babies and pregnant women; a LPY empowerment practice - Level II; the art of connecting to emotionally shutdown students; the Psychopath-Empath-Apath Triad practice-teach break-out groups: discussion, guided meditation and trauma informed yoga; and how to set up your own prison yoga program.

The course has two options: $375 with 17 Yoga Alliance CEUs or $350 without CEUs. Space is limited, so sign up early.

For more information and to register, email [email protected] or visit For more information about LPY, visit Location: Yogaspace, 78 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel.

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