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.
Thank you to our sponsors

Staff

Board of Directors

Ginny Kuhn
CEO & Founder
M.A. Spiritual Psychology


Instructors
​• Christine
• Cecily
• Daniela
• Deb
• Ginny 
• Mark 
• Mike
• Jami Lee 
• Natalie
•​ Paul 
• Silla
• Steve
• Toby
• Vanessa


 Nimita Dhirajlal
Restaurant Owner • Culinary Arts Instructor • Meditation Instructor


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


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


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


David Powdrell, Treasurer
Accountant

Deidre Smith
Sheriff's Department • Program Director










Prison Yoga Project Network
Founder Ginny Kuhn and some PYSB instructors 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.