“My reasons for doing yoga have evolved over the years, but today I would answer very succinctly: “I do yoga to feel good. I do yoga to feel better.” I suspect that my incarcerated students wish for the same things – to achieve a state of well-being and to find peace in an environment that is the antithesis of both.” #pattyschneider (LPY teacher feature for July)
Thank you Patty for your love, dedication, and the strength you bring to your students every week!
“According to a report published by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 16% (almost one in six) trans people have experienced incarceration and 47% (nearly one in two) black trans people have been incarcerated.”
Supporting LPY supports programs for LGBTQI incarcerated persons in NY. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Source: Trans Incarceration - Behind Kiki’s Story by Bethlehem Desta, Nov. 14,2017. https://ellabakercenter.org/blog/2017/11/trans-incarceration-behind-kokos-story