Yoga and mindfulness has been a key part of my own wellness journey over the last 15 years. I’ve been practicing for more than a decade and teaching yoga for more than two years now, to expat peers and colleagues and the local community where I’ve been living – Timor Leste, Pakistan and New Zealand.
In 2013 I joined an old friend and fellow humanitarian, Marianne Elliott, to co-develop and facilitate and online yoga programme, designed to be accessible to aid workers who – like us for much of our careers – may not have access to regular classes but who are looking for a practice to help them manage the stresses and challenges that often go along with aid work, and to maintain mental and physical health.
You can find out more about – and register for the next offering of – 30 Days of Yoga for Aid Workers here.
If you’re interested to know more, you may also want to read my post on ‘Why Yoga is Part of my Humanitarian practice‘