Yoga in Detention Centres 


We have been sharing Yoga with people of all ages inside detention centres since 2015 including:

  • Refugee and Asylum seeking women held in detention 

  • Men's groups in Maximum security detention centres 

  • Teenage girls in Juvenile Justice facilities

Participants in our detention programs reported

  • Improved sleep

  • Reduced pain

  • Greater sense of calm and relaxation 

To read more about the impact of our programs in Villawood Detention Centre Click Here 



"I don't feel like I'm in detention. I feel normal"


Villawood Detention Centre Women's group participant

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We acknowledge that these lands were stolen and sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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