Do you know of a refugee or asylum seeker group in the UK that would benefit from simple, gentle yoga classes to promote their mental and emotional wellbeing?
We have been offering free yoga classes to UK-based refugees since the beginning of 2016. Our classes focus on gentle relaxation and restorative practices that are accessible to participants of all ages and levels.
We are currently offering classes in London, Liverpool and Northumberland. To meet the widespread need, our project is also training additional yoga teachers in the the therapeutic use of yoga to alleviate suffering and release trauma. Our weekend workshops are expected to resume in 2022.
“Yoga is my medicine. I would rather go to yoga than take even one paracetamol.”
– Feedback form, Liverpool participant, 2019
If you know of a group that would benefit from a free refugee yoga class in your local area, please write to Tools for Inner Peace with details of the group you would like to work with. We can cover a teaching stipend for a teacher if there is one available in the local area, possible venue hire costs, as well as a small amount to allow for the purchase of yoga mats.
Please help us reach greater numbers of refugees in need!