Episode 102 :: Carol Horton :: Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System

Carol Horton

Carol Horton joins us to speak about Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System.

Offering programming of all kinds within the criminal justice system runs into difficulties, and those challenges are even larger when there’s an accompanying misunderstanding about them. Yoga, for example, does not necessarily conflict with an appropriate separation of church and state when it’s clearly a non-religious practice with aims of interpersonal connection and personal growth. How those problems are met and overcome, is the subject of this third book in a series of best practices.

Carol Horton, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, served on the faculty at Macalester College, and has extensive experience as a research consultant specializing in issues affecting low-income children and families. A Certified Forrest Yoga teacher, she teaches women incarcerated in the Cook County Jail with Yoga for Recovery, and at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Chicago. She is the author of “Race and the Making of American Liberalism,” and co-editor (with Roseanne Harvey) of “21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice.”

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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About Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

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