Our Story

Roots2Rise started as a vehicle to teach inmates yoga and mindfulness at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia the summer of 2015. Since then we have partnered with various organizations, schools, and communities in Philadelphia to make available and provide access to the practice of yoga and mindfulness.


Our Mission

Roots2Rise is an organization that makes available and provides access to yoga and mindfulness.  We have a responsibility to be of service to others. We create the opportunity for others to experience the practice of yoga and mindfulness. 


Attending yoga class at CFCF was beneficial to me in so many ways. It teaches patience, endurance, and strengthens the mind, body, and soul.
— Anthony Wright - Exonerated in 2016

 why serve, why us?

Roots2Rise serves Philadelphia and the surrounding area. 

We believe in service. We work to meet every student, every person where they are with empathy, compassion and love. 

Our teachers have worked in prisons, shelters, community centers, hospitals, schools, businesses, service organizations and city facilities. We believe in partnership and the creation of long term relationships that foster and cultivate community.