As part of Hackney Yoga Project’s The Mala Initiative, on Saturday 12 April, 2pm-4pm, Hackney Unit 13 will be running a two-hour Yoga workshop to directly help more refugee and asylum-seeking women in London get the theraputic benefits of Yoga themselves.
Most of the women we work with have fled for their lives and have survived atrocities such as torture, trafficking, violent oppressive political regimes and FGM. The process of seeking asylum and building a life when you are granted refugee status is extremely stressful, and these women say Yoga really helps. Every penny raised this Saturday will be spent on refunding the cost of travel for the women to come to our Yoga classes, without which they would not be able to attend.
Spring Awakening will be led by Yoga teacher and Hackney Unit 13 founder Giulia Raissa Bazzanella, following the theme of Spring and exploring ways of bringing the energy of the new season into your body, including calming pranayama, twists, meditative flows and a bit of headstand practise for some upside-down prana.
The workshop will close with Yoga Nidra, refreshing green tea and some healthy snacks to reignite the Spring energy and shake up the blossom!
Suggested donation: £15. Travel refund for one woman costs £4.40 so £15 pays for three weeks for that woman, plus a little bit. £17.60 pays for four weeks, and £22 pays for five weeks. Our terms are generally five or six weeks long.
To avoid disappointment, please reserve your place via the event page on Facebook as spaces are limited. Look forward to seeing you on the mat!
To find out more about our work please watch our video
If you are a yoga teacher interested in collaborating with us, check out The Mala Initiative
Love to support us but can’t make it this Saturday? You can always donate online via LocalGiving