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Closed 30/06/2019

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    Weʼve raised £516 to fund yoga classes for people who are asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol

    Funded on Sunday, 30th June 2019

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    We are bringing a yoga class to Bristol Refugee Rights to provide people who are asylum seekers or refugees with access to yoga – shown to reduce rates of depression, anxiety and experiences related to trauma in this population. It's a chance for people to connect to their bodies, centre in their breath and feel grounded in the here-and-now. But we need your help to cover the costs!

    The Bristol Yoga Roots Project (BYRP) is a group of like-minded yogis working to bring yoga to socially disadvantaged populations in Bristol. Thanks to your generous donations last year we managed to raise enough for a brand new kit for 14 people – thank you! We are now ready to expand the small number of classes we are offering and our fabulous BYRP member Deasy Bamford has been busy working out the logistics behind setting up a weekly yoga class with BRR.

    Find out more about BRR here:

    We have the kit, we have the students, we have the teacher, but we need a room! Room hire costs £12 per week and we would like to cover the initial 6 months to see how this class can grow. We would also like to offer Deasy & cover teachers payment for their time, ideally £20 per class - as you can imagine a lot more goes in to making this happen than the one hour class slot.

    If this cause resonates with you, then please donate whatever you can – every little really does help. Funds up to £300 will cover room hire for 6 months, funds over £300 will be used to pay our volunteers over 6 months, funds over £800 will be used to fund other BYRP activities, including extending our (currently unpaid) yoga classes for women with multiple disadvantage, women who are refugees, victims of torture, and people who are homeless. And there's more in the pipeline - watch this space!

    If you have any thoughts, comments or questions then please get in touch at

    Big thanks and big love,

    The BYRP team



    Megan Cowles

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      • Fiona Mann

        Fiona Mann

        May 29, 2019

        Absolutely AMAZING and much-needed project - thank you so much for the fantastic training you delivered at Project MAMA recently Megan! xx

      • Anonymous


        Mar 16, 2019

        Missed Hazel's fund raising class due to work...


      • Hazel Bugler

        Hazel Bugler

        Mar 14, 2019

        Thank you to all the incredible people who donated and attended my charity yoga class. This is such a fantastic cause and super excited for the direct impact that this money will have on the project


      • Anonymous


        Feb 28, 2019

        A small but hopefully helpful donation from Curvy Girl Yoga. We will be supporting you again in March 2019

      • Ailsa Burns

        Ailsa Burns

        Feb 5, 2019


      • Anonymous


        Feb 4, 2019

        best wishes for this project....!!

      • Anonymous


        Feb 1, 2019

        Incredibly inspiring and heartwarming to read about this project!!!


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