John McDonough – PYP Massachusetts
Co-Chair, Massachusetts Prison Yoga Project
John McDonough (RYT-500) led the creation of the PYP Massachusetts Chapter after participating in James Fox’s training in Hartford CT in 2017. The MA chapter now has approximately 25 experienced yoga teachers training in 15 state, county and youth detention facilities across the state. John does weekly training for prisoners at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston (when not interrupted by pandemics!). John’s profession is public health and he is faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He’s also a former elected politician still in recovery from that experience. He did his yoga teacher training at Down Under Yoga.