Yoga - PNG

Inmates to be certified yoga instructors

This opportunity has come four years after the introduction of yoga inside the prison walls.

Yu Yet PNG, a yoga body in PNG introduced the Bomana prison project, where a group of yogis visit the prison every Friday for yoga classes.

“I have been trying to train inmates and now, finally, the commander has given the green light,” said Fazilah Bazari – yoga instructor and founder.

Now, she says five inmates will be trained equally as the youth outside the prison and have the chance to teach in prison and be able to generate income while still in prison.

Yoga: instructors accredited by international yoga body

But with them this time, was Kate D’arcy from the British Wheel of Yoga.

British Wheel of Yoga is an international yoga body from the UK that accredits yoga programs throughout the world.

D’arcy’s interest for yoga in PNG was set off in April when a group from PNG visited the UK for a yoga convention.

“They talked about their work in PNG and I was so inspired, I wanted to come see it for myself,” she said.