Yin Yoga in Support of Refugees

A yin yoga workshop to raise donations for Ourmala and help the displaced and disenfranchised refugee community “find strength, hope and a space to breathe through yoga”.

Yoga practice is about connection to self and connection to others. With that in our hearts, the Shala and Norman Blair will be running a Yin Yoga Workshop on the 2 December 2017, where all money raised will be donated to Ourmala.

Ourmala is a charity that brings yoga to refugees and asylum seekers in London, offering community and healing to those whom have suffered loss, trauma and hardships. Most of these people are recovering from torture, sexual abuse in conflict, human trafficking and/or other unimaginable atrocities and Ourmala offer them a way to heal, move on and find community.

The 3- hour yin yoga workshop will be an opportunity to luxuriate in a slow, meditative and deeply relaxing practice with Norman Blair, one of the UK's most experienced yin teachers. We will be encouraged to take time to "be", to slow down, release tension and explore our inner landscape with reflection and acceptance. Read more about yin yoga workshops here

In donating to Ourmala, we will collectively facilitate yoga for refugees and asylum seekers who would not ordinarily have access to yoga and who will reap the benefits in a profound and life-changing way. The funds will go towards providing a yoga refuge to refugees – a safe space where healing begins and a community can blossom. We firmly believe in the power of yoga to heal trauma, inspire hope and project positivity beyond the individual mat into the wider world. Yoga teaches us compassion. Through our practices we can not only enhance our own lives but also the lives of others. 

Lets come together and truly live yoga, getting on our mats as a yoga community and energetically (and financially) supporting the displaced and disenfranchised, helping “them “find strength, hope and a space to breathe through yoga”. See more about this amazing initiative in the video below.

The event is bookable below (at no charge) and we request that donations are made via the Shala’s My Donate page (which will allow you to add gift aid). The suggested minimum donation is £30.

Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, 02 Dec 2017

14:30 - 17:30

Yin Yoga in Support of Refugees

This event runs from 14:30 on Saturday until 17:30 on Saturday

Free Registration (Suggested £30 Donation)

Yin yoga is a slow, meditative and deeply relaxing practice open to all ages and abilities. If you are pregnant, please advise the teacher at the start of the workshop. 

Those wishing to visit for a weekly yin yoga practice can come to our Yoga | Deep Release classes.

  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

This workshop is a special free event raising money for charity.

The event is bookable above (at no charge) and we request that donations are made via the Shala’s My Donate page (which will allow you to add gift aid). The suggested minimum donation is £30.

Whilst there is no cancellation fee for this event, please be mindful that if you cancel late or don't show, we are unable to fill the fundraising space and would be grateful to you for still donating. 

Please note your donation is non-refundable.