Providing weekly yoga and meditation sessions to women in refuge in Sydney’s Inner West
The yoga program at Detour is tailored around providing therapeutic yoga and meditation to women who have become homeless due to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, family breakdown, domestic violence, mental health issues and other factors.
The yoga is designed to bring the women respite, give the group mental and physical health benefits and provide positive social interaction. The yoga is aimed at equipping the women with some simple skills through postures, breath and mindfulness that can help them manage feelings of stress, anxiety and build mental resilience. The classes also provide a gentle, inclusive experience that helps participants relax and feel calm.