We help refugees and asylum-seekers rebuild their lives and integrate into UK society

4 weeks, 1 crowdfunder
Help us raise £7,200 to enable refugees
to change their suffering into strength at yoga classes in 2017

OURMALA helps refugees and asylum-seekers rebuild their lives. Most are recovering from atrocities such as torture, sexual violence in conflict and human trafficking, registered with the UK home Office.

We give refugees and asylum-seekers a safe space to breathe and stability through Yoga.

We connect them with critical services.

We help them fulfil their potential.

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  • WHY YOGA . . .
    “I feel positive and hope keep practicing Yoga every day. I will have a good night’s sleep, less panic attacks.” – S.
  • WHY YOGA . . .
    “It relaxes my mind, de-stresses me and I found out that with consistent practicing, I will be more flexible.” – O.
  • WHY YOGA . . .
    “I have no one. Pain, it goes after Yoga. I sleep, feel hope. Thank you so much.” – H.
  • WHY YOGA . . .
    “Yoga helps me concentrate for English. Sometimes, I’ve bad feelings about past. Yoga helps me forget bad things and relax.” – C.
  • WHY YOGA . . .
    “In Yoga I found love, peace and happiness days. Thanks. Yoga is fantastic wonderful is happy is light in the dark life. Is friendly is love. I’m different is peace inside. Thanks a lot for your time, your patience.” – K.

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