Om Retreats in partnership with BYF, are hosting a series of 1.5 hour, trauma informed yoga classes in our private yoga space in Hove.
Our non-profit model means we run retreats and workshops for paying customers, and then use our profits to fund free of charge yoga for charities and vulnerable groups.
The effects of yoga can be transformative, especially for people experiencing anxiety, trauma, depression or illness. Our purpose is therefore to offer yoga to vulnerable groups who will really benefit from it, but may not otherwise be able to access it.
In 2020, we will start an exciting new partnership with The BYF, deepening our already close links with this great yoga organisation. As a trustee of the Foundation, Hannah has already been closely involved with them for over 2 years, developing and growing the BYF community outreach programme. It now makes sense for Om Retreats to officially align ourselves, and deliver a full yoga outreach programme via BYF. By coming under the banner of the Foundation, we can do a lot more, apply for more funding, and use our profits more effectively to bring even more yoga to the groups that can benefit.
Already lined up for 2020 is:
All the outreach sessions will continue to be advertised on our website diary, and also on the BYF site. All profits from all Om Retreats will continue to go towards running this combined outreach programme.
If you would like more information about any of the outreach classes we are running, drop us a line at email@example.com
2018 has been such a lovely year... we have enjoyed offering yoga to so many great people, in so many beautiful locations. It has been a year where the benefits of what we are doing feel like they are paying off. Attendance and engagement with our projects has really developed, and the feedback we are getting is great. Yoga is definitely giving people a chance to slow down, restore and heal their minds and bodies in so many ways.
We are looking forward to 2019, and developing the yoga work we do with our charity partners and vulnerable groups. We will be running another 6 week yoga course for service users of Rise and Survivors Network, after the success of our first one in November 2018. Plus, we will be delivering 6 special workshops for women attending the peer support group sessions.
After a successful trial, we are developing a partnership for regular gentle yoga classes to be delivered at Barford Court. This is a home in Brighton offering residential care and dementia support for the elderly.
We have scheduled in some extended 2 hour yoga workshops for people affected by cancer, at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton, and will be also taking some of their clients out to our glorious yoga barn for a half day retreat in the spring.
We now have an exciting partnership with The Brighton Yoga Foundation too, which is allowing us to extend our reach and have an impact in even more yoga outreach projects. As part of our work with the BYF in 2019, we will be delivering 3 community yoga projects for adults and young people, focusing on improving mental health and general well-being.
If you have any queries about any of our outreach work, would like to refer someone who could benefit, or maybe want to chat about bringing yoga to your organisation, then please get in touch.
We are currently working with 3 charities - Macmillan, Rise and Survivors Network. Macmillan are a national charity supporting people affected by cancer. Rise and Survivors Network are local to Sussex, and support women affected by domestic and sexual abuse. We use our profits to offer free of charge yoga activities to their service users. To date we have hosted several half day retreats in the Sussex countryside, a regular weekly class for each charity, and offered funded places on weekend retreats.
This model of working is at the heart of Om Retreats, and is what inspires us to grow the organisation. Our paying clients know that their money is directly helping someone else to benefit from the nourishing practice of yoga.
Can't begin to explain how healing and helpful your yoga classes have been. Thank you for this invaluable service which has brought so much relief.Rise guest
It was a great day Hannah – many thanks to both you and Charlie for the supportive and inspiring way you led the day.Macmillan guest
Just to say a big THANK YOU to you both for such a wonderful yoga day. What a giving, warm and loving experience we had from you.Macmillan Guest
Loved the gentle pace, the breath work and the restorative yoga, all amazing, so once again a million thanks from us.Macmillan guest
Your class was wonderful. I returned home expanded, peaceful, energised and taller. I had released something and I have been joyful ever since. Heartfelt thanks and immensely grateful.Rise guest