Prison Yoga Santa Barbara

Join Yoga Vie and Mark Belrose for a meditation workshop to support the non-profit Prison Yoga Santa Barbara program. The central theme will be, "Letting go", and will focus on mindfulness and mantra meditation techniques. Among the techniques taught will be a walking meditation and a candlelight meditation. Learn how to use meditation to let go and live in the present moment!

All donations will go directly to Prison Yoga Santa Barbara. PYSB invites incarcerated individuals in SB County to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as an effective, evidence-based rehabilitative therapy to reduce the impact of life's traumas and the stress of incarceration. Seeking to build the skills and mindsets that increase successful re-entry and reduce recidivism rates, PYSB is the only agency providing yoga and mindfulness skill training to incarcerated youth and adults in Santa Barbara County. Operated entirely as a volunteer organization for five years, Prison Yoga Santa Barbara's goals include:

  • Cultivating mindfulness through awareness of breath and conscious movement
  • Supporting individuals in releasing stress, trauma, and reactive behavior
  • Empowering them to address the opportunities they face such as mental health, impulse control, and addition recovery. 

Support Yoga Vie's Yoga Gives Back program and Mark Belrose in this wonderful event to learn and benefit yourself and others. All levels of meditation practitioners are welcome.

About Mark: Mark Belrose, RYT 200, completed a 300-hour meditation instructor training at the Shree Mahesh Heritage Institute, in Rishikesh, India, and is certified by the Government of India.  Mark is also a Reiki III practitioner.  Currently he teaches yoga and meditation at Santa Maria Juvenile Hall in the hope that yoga will provide a positive guiding light for our troubled youths. Mark first came to meditation through yoga and quickly found the ability to quiet his mind. A previous a self-proclaimed adrenalin junkie, Mark no longer needs frequent jolts of adrenalin as a guide for his life. He has found immense joy in helping others to find their inner peace through meditation and reiki. 

This class is a cash donation-based class and all proceeds will be donated to Prison Yoga Santa Barbara. Give what you can.