We provide a safe space to breathe and heal for people who are refugees and asylum-seekers, including survivors of trafficking and modern day slavery. Specialist trauma-informed yoga, a welcoming and supportive community plus other wrap-around services.

Our crowdfunder has now raised over £30,000 with the backing of 350 people and climbing! We have a stretch target of £39, 577. Will you support us too? So far, the funds have enabled us to open a new Happy Baby Community project in South London which will help 150 refugee mums and 150 of their babies. If we can raise that extra bit, we can give them our full support for a whole year. If you'd like to know more or support us, all details are here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/happy-baby-community Thank you for your kindness and generosity. The crowdfunder now ends on May 25th at 11am. In case you're wondering if the end date changed - yes it did! The very lovely team at Crowdfunder wanted to support this project so they enabled us to extend the project date.

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

We offer:

A safe space to breathe and stability through trauma-informed Yoga.

Access to critical services, such as housing, legal aid and healthcare.

Help fulfilling their potential through English classes and more.

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  • WHY YOGA . . . “Before, with this worries inside me… But after yoga, I walk on the street, I’m feeling free with no bad things inside me or in my heart.” – K
  • 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.
  • 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.


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Thanks to our supporters!


With the support of the
Sports Unit
of the European Union