Super English classes and textile printing joins Hackney Yoga Project

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Hackney Yoga Project is delighted to announce we are now running English classes and Songololo Feet on the Mat – a vibrant new textile project delivered by community textile printing project Songololo Feet.

The refugee and asylum-seeking women who come to Hackney Yoga Project said that English classes and creative workshops, especially working with textiles, would be a welcome addition to the project.  So we’ve taken them up on it.

We think that running English classes for the refugee community after yoga is an ideal combination as people learn better when they are relaxed.

Songololo Feet on the Mat not only provides opportunity for learning and practicing English, but it teaches transferable and marketable skills – not to mention the fun element.  (Printing textiles and sewing to reggae!)

 English classes are led by experienced ESL teacher Tamsin Robertson, on a voluntary basis.  Tamsin works as an English language teacher in London and has taught English to Tibetan monks through the The Office of the Tibetan Government in Exile in India and at the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group in Sussex, including other projects.
Songololo Feet on the Mat is led by Maia Kruger and funded by Corner Space, a not-for-profit organisation that provides creative workshops for grass roots organisations.  Maia is has over 20 years’ experience in producing and marketing her garments and has a B.A. in Art in the Community.  She is currently working towards an MA in Art Therapy.

For more information about Hackney Yoga Project and how to make referrals, contact

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