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 helps us to heal, yet often the people who need to recover the most are the least likely to attend a studio.
We aim to address this inequality and encourage resilience and recovery.
We work with those facing social disadvantage - including poverty, trauma, chronic health conditions and mental health challenges - and support individuals via yoga and arts activities.
As a Community Interest Company (CIC) our business model enables income from yoga business (regular work) and funding from community projects (regulated work), where participants are referred to the BodyMind studio by support organisations.
We work with female survivors of physical and/or sexual abuse, those in recovery from addiction and women refugees and/or those seeking asylum. Trauma Sensitive yoga involves creating safe space for trauma survivors where they can connect with their body.
We take a person-centred approach that respects and offers dignity to those in our care. Safe-guarding and Equal Opportunities policies are in place. Teachers and facilitators undertaking regulated work have PVG Scheme membership.
Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.
Y12SR - Yoga of 12-Step Recovery - is a 2-hour session. It offers a 'share' or discussion, in the style of AA meetings, followed by an hour of yoga.
Our Tuesday afternoon session with residents of the Phoenix Futures drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme is currently being delivered online.
The session is for those affected by addiction - either your own addictive behaviours or the addictive behaviours of others.
We welcome any interest in a public session. Please get in touch to register your interest.