Priscilla Castro, RYT 200, comes from an office administration background and has a passion for social justice. She also has a love for yoga, which she started practicing in 2007 in personal spaces and various yoga studios in southern California, on the East Coast, and in Mexico. Priscilla came to the Prison Yoga Project in 2020 while researching how to get involved in social justice work that helps and supports marginalized people. During that time she had been doing mutual aid work that brought food, clothing, and supplies to unhoused people and the underserved communities in San Diego, CA.
After joining the Prison Yoga Project as the Administrative Assistant, Priscilla has taken on the tasks of website management, answering questions that come in from people wanting more information on what the PYP courses entail and questions about how to get involved in this social justice work. She also connects people who are interested in starting a Prison Yoga Project program in their areas to necessary resources.
Priscilla joined the Prison Yoga Project during the COVID-19 pandemic so she did not have the opportunity to practice in person with incarcerated people in jails or prisons. As possibilities arise, she looks forward to practicing on the inside and hopes to be able to facilitate PYP programs that serve marginalized people.