Nottingham Yoga and Meditation World Refugee Week 2023

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For Nottingham Yoga & Meditation World Refugee Week 2023, we are hosting two classes that are open to all members of the community including beginners.

  • Yoga in Sneinton Square Saturday 17 June – 1 pm to 1.45 pm
  • Yoga in Victoria Park Tuesday 20 June – 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm 

We are running two outdoor events, so make sure to dress appropriately for the UK weather! Please, bring a mat, or blanket to practice. Otherwise, the practice can be done without these items as well. We will offer an accessible practice that will be open to everyone to participate. All activities will be adapted and offer clear options for each person.

World Refugee Week – Compassion

For Refugee Week’s 25th anniversary, you are invited to celebrate what compassion looks like in action. Together we can create a shared understanding of compassion to ensure we are extending it widely to all.

“Our task must be to free ourselves – by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”- Albert Einstein

Why compassion? The last few years have been challenging for all of us. We are still adjusting to new realities post-lockdown as well as responding to new crises. In the UK, dangerous anti-migration government rhetoric continues, along with inhumane conditions for asylum seekers.  Compassion links into the philosophy of Yoga and meditation, and how Yoga of Action and supporting our communities through compassion, allows us to be kinder to each other, and take care of other beings.

Yoga and Meditation in Victoria Park

Tuesday 20 June Lunchtime Yoga & Meditation – Victoria Park  12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

Booking information:

  1. The class is free for refugees and asylum seekers, please contact us for a place and we will add you to the class register, or contact Nottingham Refugee Week to book your place.
  2. For everyone else, including our regular students please book using your regular class credits
  3. For non-members please consider paying £5 with a community class pass, and book with a  £12 class credit. The £12 fee allows you to pay forward and will enable someone from the Refugee Community to attend for free.
  4. Profits from classes will go to Nottingham Refugee Forum.
  5. Note if you wish to just turn up without booking, we will also have a donation bucket to collect donations on the day.

Please don’t let finances be a barrier to attending the classes – anyone can just turn up on the day without booking. And please contact us if you would like to join or if you are a Yoga teacher, or a graduate of Bahia Yoga and would like to volunteer your time on the dates listed.


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