Yoga teacher aims to help Kenyan women behind bars

 

Irene Auma has been teaching yoga to prisoners in Kenya to help rehabilitate them.The yoga instructor told BBC Africa's One Minute Stories how yoga can help build prisoners' self-esteem.

Video journalist: Anthony Irungu.

 
 
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'I have an hour and a half to be myself' - yoga inside a Kenyan prison.

 

At Nairobi's Langata prison for women, yoga is helping inmates find inner peace while doing time, as well as teaching coping strategies for life on the outside.

 
Inmates say the yoga sessions have helped them accept their situation and find emotional balance. Photograph: Daniel Wesangula

Inmates say the yoga sessions have helped them accept their situation and find emotional balance. Photograph: Daniel Wesangula


Photos of Yoga in a Kenyan prison you have never seen before

 

Photos: EPA/Dai Kurokawa. 

 

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Yoga offered as type of rehabilitation for inmates in Kenya

 

CCTV's Lindy Mtongana goes inside the Kenyan women's correctional facility, Langata Prison, to meet some of the inmates. In this edition, she takes part in one of the new and highly popular prison reforms: yoga.