Parish Prison, New Orleans

Starting on Challenging Ground

In the post Katrina facilities currently in New Orleans Parish Prison, The Art of Living offered it’s PRISON SMART program only to inmates of tent number seven to keep it manageable.

Participants taking the course

The course was held over a seven day period where inmates participated in group discussions, yoga, and meditation. The participants had homework between the sessions, and completed not only the assignment, but sometimes more than what was asked for. All the participants practiced the breathing techniques with very positive and visible results.

Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Mehr