Introduction to Yoga

Eight class series / 5 series per year 

First Intro series started Sep. 2013

                     

Sep 2013 - Oct2017
  • 559 women signed up for Intro to Yoga
  • 249  Certificates of Completion issued
  • 45% completion rate for Intro to Yoga


Ongoing Yoga 
Eight class series / 5 series per year
First Ongoing series started Nov. 2013
Participants must complete Intro to Yoga before signing  up for Ongoing Yoga


Nov 2013 - Oct 2017

  • 263 women signed up for Ongoing Yoga
  • 185 Certificates of Completion issued
  • 70% completion rate for Ongoing Yoga

Introduction to Yoga

Eight class series / 5 series per year

First Intro series started Feb. 2014

      

Feb 2014 - Oct 2017
  • 323 men signed up for Intro to Yoga
  • 234 Certificates of Completion issued
  • 72% completion rate for Intro to Yoga


Ongoing Yoga 

Eight class series / 5 series per year

First Ongoing series started Apr. 2014

Participants must complete Intro to Yoga before signing up for Ongoing Yoga


Apr 2014 - Oct 2017

  • 172 men signed up for Ongoing Yoga
  • 127 Certificates of Completion issued
  • 74% completion rate for Ongoing Yoga

WV DOC

J.D. Sallaz

Acting Warden

Lakin

     Correctional Center

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

Introduction to Yoga
Eight class series / 5 series per year
First Intro series started Jan. 2016

Jan. 2016 - Oct 2017

  • 81 women signed up for Intro to Yoga
  • 54 Certificates of Completion issued
  • 67% completion rate for Intro to Yoga

Comments from participants:

  • Yoga has helped me to breathe, stop and accept.
  • Yoga gives me physical strength and emotional happiness.  I enjoy having something positive and calm to listen to.
  • Emotionally, yoga made me realize that I have to go at my own pace.

Ralph Terry

Acting Warden

Mt. Olive

      Correctional Complex

Mike Coleman - Acting Commissioner


Between Sep 2013 & October 2017, Laotong Yoga

issued 849 Certificates of Completion

and taught 639 yoga classes!

Mt Olive Correctional Complex
Mt. Olive is the maximum security prison for men  and is located in Fayette County.


Laotong Yoga Weekly Classes

Jeff Stinnett

Warden

Charleston

      Correctional Center

Charleston Correctional Center
The Charleston Center operates a co-educational work release unit and a  Residential Substance Abuse Unit.


Lakin Correctional Center
Located on Mason County, Lakin Correctional Center is the only West Virginia state prison for women.


Comments from participants:

  • Yoga helps me to work muscles that I haven't used in a longtime and meditation gives me a break from my problems.
  • Yoga helps me focus less on the past and more on the present moment.
  • Yoga helps me pause and think ahead before reacting.

,Comments from participants:

  • My mother passed away during these classes.  I was able to use yoga to cope with the emotions of her loss.
  • Yoga helps me to be more understanding of others and their issues/problems.  I’m less quick to respond to animosity.
  • Yoga helps me feel physically better, emotionally calmer, and spiritually at peace.