Yoga Teacher Training

The Prison Phoenix Trust does not train people to teach yoga, but rather how to work effectively in prison and other secure conditions. We are grateful for all current and past prison yoga teachers for passing on their experience of what works in prison and what doesn’t.

Our training covers issues that teachers face when working in prison such as:

  • Rapport with prisoners, prison officers and staff
  • Authority and professional boundaries
  • Adapting yoga to meet all needs
  • The importance of silent breath-based meditation
  • Sex offenders and drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Current issues affecting prisons and prisoners
  • How to start up a class.

There are periodically training days on specific issues such as:

  • Keeping control of your prison class
  • Teaching young offenders
  • Yoga and addiction
  • Accrediting your yoga class.

What’s coming up

Working with Autism in your Prison Classes – Oxford, 10th February 2019

A Day for Prison Yoga Teachers – Edinburgh, 9th March 2019

Our next meditation weekend will run on the 28th – 30th of June 2019.

We will run our next 5-day residential training Teaching Yoga in Prison in 2020.

To book your place on any of these courses please get in touch with Sally, Brent or Victoria on 01865 512521 or

You can sign up to hear about future training courses here.