For many in the Western world, yoga is a powerful tool to support health, well-being and living a more conscious life.

But, yoga also has the power to support those in some of life’s most difficult circumstances. In this 3-part interview series Alex talks with Emily Brett, founder of Ourmala a London based charity teaching yoga to refugees and asylum seekers. They explore Emily’s personal journey to setting up the charity and how yoga and meditation supported her own evolution, the impact yoga has on refugees and asylum seekers, and at the end are joined by Thiru a current service user.

Modules: 3
Duration: An In-depth Interview
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Emily Brett


Emily Brett is a yoga teacher, specializing in teaching refugees and asylum-seekers recovering from atrocities like torture, sexual violence in conflict and human trafficking.

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Real World Yoga is an in-depth interview with Emily Brett. Join us as Emily, founder of Ourmala, a London based charity teaching yoga to refugees and asylum seekers.

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