Our Mission

Prison Yoga Santa Barbara (PYSB) trains incarcerated individuals in yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices in Santa Barbara County to reduce the impact of trauma and stress of life and incarceration as well as build the skills and mindsets that increase successful re-entry and reduce recidivism rates.

Staff

Board of Directors

Ginny Kuhn
CEO & Founder
M.A. Spiritual Psychology


Instructors
Cecily
Daniela
Ginny
Jami Lee
Ida
​Maria
Mike
Natalie
Paul
Silla
Steve
Toby
Nicholas Crisosto, Secretary
Education and Technology Consultant 

Namita Dhirajlal
Restaurant Owner • Culinary Arts Instructor • Meditation Instructor

Maria Antonia Durbiano, MA Clinical Psychology
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Sheriff's Treatment Program

Laurie Holbrook
Director, Los Prietos Boys Camp • Santa Barbara County Probation Department

Dawn Humphrey 
Santa Barbara Team Leader, Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness

Mike Lewis
Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Day Reporting Center • Yoga Instructor

Lieutenant Timothy McWilliams
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office • Santa Barbara Jail

Michael Morgan
Lecturer in Theater & Community, UC Santa Barbara • Director, The Odyssey Project

Maureen Murdock Ph.D.
Author • Educator • Psychotherapist • Photographer

David Powdrell, Treasurer
Accountant
Thank you to our sponsors
  1. Santa Barbara Foundation
Prison Yoga Project Network
Coordinator Ginny Kuhn and PYSB instrucotors have trained with James Fox, the founder of the Prison Yoga Project based in San Francisco, PYP now has an international network of trained providers working with incarcerated, re-entry, and parolee populations.