Ompowerment EMPOWERs REFUGEES TO LEAD THEMSELVES IN THE HEALING PRACTICE OF TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA
What is life like in a refugee camp?
Yoga is effective for alleviating mental, physical and emotional stress. Refugees worldwide have long benefited from yoga but access to the practice has been dependent on volunteer availability. By empowering refugees to teach and lead themselves, this healing practice can continue regardless of volunteer skillsets and availability.
trauma informed training
We provide free, week-long trainings that equip refugees with the skills to create a safe space in their communities, free of labels and judgement, in which men and women can relieve anxiety and build confidence and self-esteem.
“I’ve been so sad for so long. This is the first time I’ve felt happy. Every night I go home smiling.”
– OMPowerment trainEE, Palestine, November 2017
In 2018, we ran Trauma informed trainings in Norway, Greece, and Myanmar
In 2017, we ran two trauma informed trainings for refugees in Greece and Palestine. Click below for information about what we have done and what we have planned for the future.