Ourmala: Yoga for Refugees
Yoga for refugees
We were delighted to see that Ourmala appeared in the Standard last week. Ourmala exists to help refugees and asylum-seekers recover from the atrocities they have experienced and rebuild their lives. They stand for compassion, interconnection and social justice. Their mission is to provide immediate and lasting change for refugees and asylum-seekers through therapeutic care, educational services and access to critical resources.
One of the key services offered by Ourmala is that of yoga, with ‘mala’ itself meaning garland in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language in which yoga’s seminal texts are written. All of Ourmala’s services are free and they even refund the cost of travel, without which many of the people availing of their services would be unable to attend. They provide therapeutic yoga classes, hot meals, English classes, access to basic-needs services, access to educational services and a safe space for asylum seekers and refugees to simply breathe and be. Ourmala is truly a place of acceptance, kindness, solidarity and love.
To read more, please click on the link to the article below. Namaste.