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Yoga for Trauma workshop, 8-10 July 2022

This is an informal experience sharing workshop for those wishing to teach yoga to refugees or other trauma survivors. Since 2017, we have been growing a community of yoga teachers and psychotherapists who are interested in teaching yoga to refugees or in deepening their understanding of how trauma effects our body and mind, and how to restore wellbeing, individually and collectively through the tools of yoga. The aim of the 8-10 July weekend is to continue developing our understanding and sharing experiences about teaching yoga practices in a manner appropriate to refugees and other trauma survivors. It will be an informal weekend, with practical asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation sessions, as well as facilitated group discussions on topics such as the following: Understanding the neuroscience of trauma recovery Learning about teaching yoga to people with trauma Practising yoga to free up the body, the breath and emotions from tensions Orienting to presence and safety in the here and now As part of the weekend, there will also be karma yoga (including preparing meals together),

Seva Volunteering
Opportunities in 2022

Serve, love, give. Hull, UK The influx of Afghan refugees in the UK has resulted in a flurry of requests from different organisations around the UK to offer free yoga classes to new arrivals. We are currently looking for a yoga teacher based in Hull, Yorkshire to take on a weekly refugee yoga class. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Tools for Inner Peace will offer the teacher a stipend, as well as funds for purchasing yoga mats. If you are interested, and trained in Satyananda yoga or another classical yoga tradition, please get in touch via email: tools4innerpeace@gmail.com. Bekaa valley, Lebanon Volunteer to sustain, build on and expand our Yoga for Peace project in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. Teach weekly refugee women’s classes, bring yoga to kids in schools and settlements, and assist our Lebanese partner organisation Salam LADC with other humanitarian outreach. We are looking for yoga teachers prepared to commit for at least two months during 2022. Training in the Satyananda Yoga-Bihar Yoga tradition or another system of trauma sensitive