“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” – Morgan Freeman
Art to Healing and Yoga for Freedom have been founded by Atira Tan who is a yoga teacher, trauma & expressive art therapist and social change activist. She has been practising yoga for 20 years , has been on the ground working with sex trafficked women and children since 2004 and has her own personal storey to tell over here at TEDX.
“The quicker we transform inspiration into action, the quicker we can create change in the world.
This is Inspired Action from the Heart.” – Atira Tan
This is the vision we share across Art to Healing and Yoga for Freedom:
To connect the global yoga community to be of service through compassionate action, and to give back to those less fortunate through the practice of yoga. We strive to bridge the gap between the Western yoga industry, creating positive and sustainable social change in the East whilst promoting cultural connectivity and innovation.
Last year, we raised $11,000 in total to help the survivors of Nepal’s earthquake, and the girls who were vulnerable and sold into slavery and exploitation as a result of loosing their parents and families. Our impact and efforts helped in providing education, food and shelter, infrastructure, education, therapeutic services (including trauma – informed yoga and mindfulness, expressive art therapies and Somatic Experiencing).
The ripple effect was enormous:
529 direct beneficiaries
1500 estimated secondary beneficiaries
and 26 partner organisations.
This year, we seek to create a global network of yoga practitioners to inspire change, and to GROW, SERVE and SHINE!
Sex slavery and the trauma endured by women and children is NOT OKAY with us.
We believe in compassionate action to create, and to be the change.
Be part of this change.
Yogathon for Freedom
8 hours of non-stop yoga
8 diverse styles
8 awesome yoga teachers
1 day of uniting to end sex slavery.
Inspired and want to give back a little more?
100% of your donations goes directly to the women and children we work with in Art to Healing programs.
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Wanting to help out behind the scenes?
It takes many loving hearts to spread the inspiration, and to keep Yoga for Freedom running smoothly.
Be part of our fun and soulful tribe !