The purpose of Laotong Yoga is to offer workshops, classes, and opportunities that:

 - improve flexibility

 - increase strength

 - promote healing

 - inspire change

 - encourage resilience

 - instill mindfulness

 - reduce stress

 - improve health

 - maintain integrity

 - cultivate compassion

老同Laotong Yoga refuses to identify people by their failure or success, weakness or strength, oppression or privilege, or by the choices made in the course of living.

老同Laotong Yoga is rooted in the belief that all beings are  connected through energies of deep awareness, great compassion, and expansive love.

老同Laotong Yoga was  launched in 2013 by long time friends Barbara Steinke and Sue Julian.

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

Jim Rubenstein - Former Commissioner, WV Division of Corrections
" The Laotong Yoga Prison Project has been received wonderfully by not only the female inmates at Lakin, but now by male inmates at the state’s maximum security facility, Mount Olive. Sue  and Barbara have brought a blend of the physical and mental benefits of yoga, along with true insight into our Division of Corrections.  I see this program growing and continuing to have such a positive impact not only on the facilities served, but assisting individuals to live healthier, more meaningful lives. The results so far have been nothing short of outstanding! "

Laotong Yoga Prison Project

created by

Mike Youngren, Charleston WV.

The mission of Laotong Yoga is dedicated to improving individual health and wellness through the inquiry of movement (yoga) and stillness (meditation) in ways that deepen inner connections to self, others, and the world.

Laotong Yoga, Inc.envisions a community of people whose awareness of life and their connection to each other guides them to live in peace and harmony, health and wellness.

老同   Regardless of one's past and uncertain of one's future, Laotong Yoga roots its work in the present and welcomes all as kindred spirits.

老同The meaning of 'laotong' is drawn from Chinese culture where two young girls were bonded together for eternity as kindred sisters.