The Moon and Me has taught in the Freedom on the Inside: Missoula’s jail yoga program since 2018. Each week five classes are taught to inmates in the women’s, men’s, and juvenile blocks of the Missoula County Detention Center. Students delve into a somatic experience of breath and gentle movement, gaining access to tools for healing and thriving both inside and outside of jail.
Why this work matters:
Recently while teaching in the juvenile block a returning student seemed agitated and asserted "I don't want to be here." I reminded him that no one is required to stay in class and he corrected "No, not here. HERE as in jail. Yoga is the best part of my week. I look forward to class as soon as I leave. It’s what keeps me sane."