We are a non-profit community of yoga practitioners from all backgrounds and abilities who have come together as a movement to inspire & empower each other without judgement and with compassion.
The word Yoga means 'Union'
We have united to be of service to others.
Our network of community ambassadors & activists are committed to raising awareness and funding in support of our specialist trauma informed yoga programmes and registered charity partners.
Our aim: to make yoga accessible to all while supporting the most vulnerable in society and make the healing power of yoga and self regulation practices accessible to all within a diverse, welcoming environment of safety, inclusivity, dignity and empowerment.
Social justice is at the heart of our yoga and we strive to remove all barriers to access so that all may lead happy, fulfilling and dignified lives.
What we do
Our community programme covers 4 key areas:
free trauma informed yoga classes
scholarships, free educational programmes, anti racism training
financial support for BIPOC/ BAME, marginalised yoga teachers and non-profit programmes
Provision of free yoga mats for community yoga programmes
Communities we serve
We provide free yoga classes, directly or in partnership with non-profit organisations, in shelters and community spaces, for marginalised and vulnerable groups such as refugees, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of violence and conflict, and people facing systemic bias due to sexual orientation, income, age, racial or cultural identity.
We provide YTT scholarships for BIPOC/BAME students in training delivered by BIPOC/BAME teachers. We also provide scholarships to train refugee and marginalised students trauma informed teaching skills.
We lead the delivery of the OURMALA studio, community and online beneficiary yoga programme for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.