On the 14th March we will be joining hundreds of yogis across the globe to support the international one-day yoga event Yoga Stops Traffick.
Across the world people will practise yoga on the same day, standing in solidarity with young survivors of trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, modern-day slavery, and child marriage. All funds raised will go towards the charities Indian grassroots partner, Odanadi Seva Trust in Mysore, who help to rescue and rehabilitate survivors.
Funds raised for the charity are used to stage brothel rescue operations and cover the running costs of two safe houses in Mysore, South India where those rescued can stay. So far the charity have rescued and rehabilitated more than 13,000 women and children, returned 1400 missing children to their families and brought 410 traffickers to justice.
Yoga is used as part of the survivors rehabilitation programme, with Ashtanga Yoga helping to allow them to reclaim their bodies; build physical and mental strength, and restore a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.
We are proud to be supporting the charity and taking to practise on this day in solidarity. As part of the fundraiser there will be a Joy and Wellness festival, hosted by Om and Bass on the 20 - 21st March.
From the festival you can expect yoga, dance, a celebrity line up, martial arts, DJ sets, Gong baths, talks and much, much more!! Tickets are available here.
In preparation for the festival we are doing a giving away with Yoga Stops Traffick (08.02.21) where you could be in with the chance of winning one of our limited edition Lotus Ankle yoga mats, designed by Moroccan artist Hanane Lazaar. Follow them on Instagram to find out more!
Join the growing movement against human trafficking on March 14th 2021 and help send love and light to those who need it most. Every body on every mat counts.
To take part and find out more click here.