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7/12/18: Deschutes jail inmates use yoga to relieve stress, anxiety

Jail offers alternative to anti-anxiety medication

One correction in this article--The Namaspa Foundation brings yoga to inmates in the Deschutes County Jail taught by certified instructors whose time and expertise are paid through Foundation donations. 


7/12/18: Yoga Behind Bars

When you think of yoga you probably think of a peaceful, tranquil, place. However this yoga class takes place behind bars.

Welcome to the Deschutes County Jail yoga program.

Inmates already have access to other programs with a focus on drug and alcohol treatment and religion but jail officials identified anxiety as one of the top stressors for inmates. They thought yoga could be part of the solution.