We live in a complex society that some individuals feel excluded from. We believe that all people should be able to attend a yoga class. Yoga heals and yet sometimes the people who need to recover the most are the least likely to attend a yoga studio. We aim to address this inequality and build resilience.
There are many factors that may lead a person into getting caught up in addiction or an abusive relationship. The BodyMind Studio seeks to work with those facing social disadvantage - including poverty, trauma, chronic health conditions and mental health challenges - and support them with yoga.
As a Community Interest Company (CIC) our business model enables income from business (our regular work) as well as funding for community projects (our regulated work). Through our funded projects, we are fortunate to work with a broader range of individuals than those who can afford to buy memberships.
As well as those in recovery from addiction, we work with organisations that support female survivors of physical and/or sexual abuse. Training in Trauma Sensitive yoga ensures that the yoga participants can make their own choices within the class, avoiding anything that doesn't feel right for them.
We take a person-centred approach that gives respect and dignity to those in our care during the class. We have Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies in place. Teachers doing regulated work have PVG Scheme membership. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.
Y12SR - the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery is a free 2-hour session. It offers a 'share' or discussion, in the style of AA meetings, followed by an hour of Yoga. Booking into class allows us to manage numbers.
If you are available during the day you are welcome to attend our Tuesday 3pm session, along with the residents on the Phoenix Futures drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme.
The evening session is for everyone else, including those who work during the day. The only criteria for joining a session is that you have been affected by addiction - your own addictive behaviours or the addictive behaviours of others.
We welcoming you to the group. Please book into class below.