Yoga With Refugee & Asylum Seekers

 

The Yoga Impact Charity has been sharing trauma informed yoga with the refugee and asylum seeking community since 2015. 

We partner with not-for-profit organisations, government and schools to share in person and virtual Yoga with refugee and asylum seeker communities around the world including

  • Sydney

  • Melbourne

  • Coffs Harbour

  • Vienna 

  • Amsterdam 

  • Munich 

Our Refugee Yoga programs have been evaluated by the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors and led to a reduction in PTSD symptoms within 9 classes and a reduction in Depression within 12 classes. Click Here to read the Impact Report

You can learn more about the journey and experiences of our refugee and asylum seeking participants via the In Their Words Project

We empower refugee and asylum seeking participants who are interested in becoming Yoga teachers via full scholarships. 

 

 

"“For a long time I felt like I didn't have choices or deserve good things. Through Yoga and Prayer I have connected to a part of myself that is positive, strong and powerful. Connecting to this part of myself shows me that I'm free to make good choices for myself and my children. I know that I deserve the best”

- Iraqi Women's Yoga 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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