P.O. Box 406 Charleston, WV 25322     Phone: 304-595-0742       email: info@laotongyoga.org

"I take time to think before I react.  I give myself that “pause” before moving forward."

" The experience was one of awakening my mind to the relationship of the body and spirit. "

"The yoga series helps me to use the breathing exercise to keep from saying bad or negative comments. "

" Yoga provides me a way to relax and center. I know there will be a lot of stressful situations out there and I'm so thankful for what I've learned and gained here in yoga class. "

"Love the yoga program and recommend it to all ladies at Lakin Correctional Center. It's a powerful program - life changing. "

" I seem to be more relaxed and feel less stress but when stress happens, I'm a lot quicker to just breathe and collect myself."

Feedback  from Participants

"I try to be more aware of the “here and now” and I try to breathe and think things through"

"Physically I can do more.  Emotionally I deal with problems at a different level now."

" This class has allowed me to be able to deal with prison life mentally better than I could before. "

"I thought yoga was just going to be a lot of stretching but it is so much more than that if you want it to be.  It has really helped me center myself back to who I really am through the meditation."

" It’s made my legs stronger after having two knee reconstructions and helped improve balance. "

"Yoga makes me feel good and helps me to use muscles that were not being utilized to their full potential at this stage in my life. "

" When I meditate I feel an inner connection to my true self that brings me peace. "

The best part of  yoga is taking time out of my day just to work on clearing my head.

" Meditation helps me connect to my spiritual center. "

" This yoga series has helped me handle stress better. I do not react as quick to the triggers of stress. "

"The best part of yoga is learning to connect with self."