Online yoga classes that help refugees

Emily BrettCoronavirus, Latest news

We are offering online yoga and meditation classes for anyone to join, that also help refugees. All aim to soothe and restore. We hope this may be of support for you and your loved ones.

See class schedule and register for your free class

Your first class is FREE, thereafter classes will be £10.

This is so we can continue to pay our yoga teachers and ‘pay-it-forward’ to fund our yoga classes for refugees (online during ‘lockdown’ and in-person once we are out the other side…).

If £10 is too much and you’d like to join us because you believe in our work, just write to us via the online form, tell us where you’re at and where there is a will there is a way!

We believe strongly in supporting our beneficiaries as much as we possibly can during this time.

We believe in supporting you, dear reader, and the many other bright, big-hearted people out there who take an interest in our humanitarian yoga work.

We also believe in supporting our team of yoga teachers by paying them for their teaching to make it more likely that they will be able to continue teaching for OURMALA after the virus has blown over – for their sake but also, hugely importantly, for the sake of our beneficiaries for whom familiar faces are so very important.

I understand that many now are feeling the effects of self-isolation and social distancing. I also understand that the limits and uncertainty the coronavirus has resulted in can be very challenging. At OURMALA, the people who have been forced to become refugees and seek asylum face extreme isolation, loneliness and a similar reality every single day. That is their normal.

We know from what our beneficiaries say that our work and yoga classes can be lifelines. They say that our programmes make a massive difference to their quality of life.

All our community classes for people seeking asylum and with refugee status are now online. Make a referral or refer yourself here.

We are currently working with our partner centres, where we usually deliver yoga for their refugee and asylum-seeking beneficiaries, including survivors of modern day slavery, torture and trafficking, to see how many would like to transition to online yoga classes for the time being.

Register for your free yoga class and see the timetable

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