The OMPowerment Project
 
 

"I feel safer and more comfortable...I have a lot less stress moving through my body....No matter where you come from or who you are, yoga is something you can do."

- OMPowerment Trainee, Norway, June 2018

 
 
 
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Ompowerment EMPOWERs REFUGEES TO LEAD THEMSELVES IN THE HEALING PRACTICE OF TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA

What is life like in a refugee camp?

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refugee support

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
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