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Prison Yoga Project

Studies show that a majority of those admitted to prisons around the world have in some way been exposed to a trauma in their childhood or adulthood. The traumas like being abandoned, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, witnessed violence and victims of sexual abuse.
Prison Yoga Project uses trauma-based evidence-based techniques to re-establish a sense of security, control and freedom in its own body.
What is a trauma? How does traumatic stress affect the body and the brain? How can yoga relieve posttraumatic stress syndrome and complex traumatization?
A lecture on methods and techniques that suits everyone working with people who have been exposed to traumatic experiences or chronic stress.

Josefin Wikström

Josefin has practiced and studied yoga for the past 24 years.She has many years of experience working with children and adults who have undergone trauma both in India and in Sweden. The classes are designed from this practical work and her own experiences that yoga and dance are incredibly simple, effective and joyful methods that can be used by everyone.

Eva Seilitz

Eva Seilitz holds a Masters in religion and inter faith studies degree in Religion and Life Sciences, and is a certified Hatha yoga teacher. She has previously worked as a public health coordinator for the municipality of Norrtälje, and for eight years she laid the foundations for the National Defense Agency's national yoga concept.

Samir Sabri

Samir Sabri is a highly appreciated and experienced lecturer and yoga teacher who through his strong history raises many emotions. In order to make people able and willing to turn their lives, cooperation, willingness and understanding between the individual and other actors are required.

Tony Puustinen

Tony Puustinen is a former inmate who today is a trained yoga teacher inspired by embodied flow; Anusara, the basis being from the classic Hatha yoga and being a Reiki healer. He is currently educating himself to be a relationship coach.

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