Tommy Tangen was introduced to yoga during a longer prison sentence at Ila prison in 2013. He felt deeply touched by yoga and chose to relinquish other forms of  exercising and just focus on yoga. It helped him loose ten kilos, find a greater peace of mind and release a lot of aches and pains. During his stay at Ila, he practiced yoga almost every day and was given the opportunity to take part in several in-depth courses. After release in 2016, Tommy has continued his study and practice of yoga. Now he is one of the main teachers for Back in the Ring at Velferdsetaten in Oslo and teaches Yoga for Vestre Viken Hospital and the Salvation Army in Bærum.