Yogahome has recently embarked on a new phase of its charitable work with Hackney’s communities, funded by National Lottery.
We have resumed our work with special education schools and from June 2021 we are offering 150 one-hour yoga sessions to SEN pupils in five local primary schools. Working in small groups, our expert teacher is using specialised and tailored yoga techniques to reduce stress and help minimise disruptive behaviour. We are delighted to return to schools we have worked with for four years prior to Covid, and bring the transformative power of yoga to this under-provided- for community.
The second strand of our current work is opening the doors of our studios to people who wouldn’t consider or can’t afford attending our regular classes. In the past we have gone to community centre to support harder-to-reach communities, so it’s great to be able to welcome them to our home. This phase is targeting people who are dealing with the impact of isolation, mental health conditions, chronic pain and chronic fatigue, as well as people who are battling with the impact of Long Covid.
We are working in partnership with Social Prescribing Hackney and local Health and Wellbing Coordinators to refer participants to us for an 8-week course of weekly sessions. These include gentle movement, breathing exercises and guided rest techniques, all geared to strengthen the body and help handle symptoms with more resilience.