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2.21.19: Deschutes jail inmates use yoga to reduce anxiety

Free program can provide anger, stress relief

Jail is a place not many people want to end up, but if they do, it's important inmates receive the tools needed to succeed once outside the locked doors. When you think of "going to jail," you probably think of metal bars, security cameras and glass panes. But twice a week, inmates at the Deschutes County Jail have an opportunity to focus their Drishti and take a Vinyasa -- do yoga.


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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.