James Fox originally wrote Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery to provide a resource for prisoners to continue their practices upon release. It has become something much more than that. The book is a valuable resource to anyone practicing or beginning to practice yoga. While we provide these 100 page manuals to prisons, jails and others at bulk rates to provide classes with learning materials, most books are shipped to prisoners upon request, free of charge. We've shipped nearly 14,000 copies to prisoners in virtually every prison in the United States and in many other countries. Your purchase supports this giving program.
The little yoga book has received high marks from yoga teachers and practitioners worldwide. It has a brief but thoughtful introduction to yoga and focuses on the methodology James developed over the thirteen years he has taught in San Quentin. The book often becomes a prized possession for prisoners and many requests we receive are inspired by prisoner recommendation.
In addition to donating a book to a prisoner at random, you can buy a book and designate it to be shipped to a prisoner you know, the shipping instructions are in our shopping cart. You can also buy one or more for yourself, to keep and/or give as gifts. You can buy it in a package with our DVD as well. When you buy a book you support our continuing work in bringing yoga to prisons. When we can't be there to teach in person, this little book has been a solid substitute. It is an investment in change, both in a prisoner's life and in change itself.
"I’m happy to have your book here with me, it’s been a great source of inspiration and reference for my personal practice. It’s also good to know that people share the idea that inmates can benefit from yoga and practices of mindful awareness." – B.D., Illinois State Prison, East Moline, Illinois