Yoga Stop Traffick (YST) is a global yoga event organized to raise awareness of human trafficking and to raise money for the anti-trafficking organization Odanadi Seva Trust, based in Mysore, India.
Every year in March, participants at yoga schools around the world perform 108 sun salutations in support of Odanadi. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global YST event that takes place on March 15th. We at Ashtanga Yoga Malmö will participate as always, but are organising our contribution to YST on Tuesday 24/3. Instead of 108 sun salutations, we gather for a quiet, introspective evening class with a combination of seated and walking meditation that fits well with the new moon that day!
By participating, you are helping to spread knowledge about the serious and growing exploitation of women and children that is going on not only in India but all over the world. Your participation will help raise funds to support the important work of the Odanadi Seva Trust in the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked women and children in the state of Karnataka, India.
The class starts with approximately 10 minutes of seated meditation followed by some walking meditation and easy yoga postures. We finish with another round of seated meditation. The class is taught by Miho Hellén-Halme and will take about 45-50 minutes.
The class is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to contribute financially with an optional amount (cash only). All donations go directly and in full to Odanadi. It is also possible to contribute separately in case you cannot / do not want to come to class. To participate sign up through our partner Medborgarskolan Syd
For more information about YST and the worldwide campaign, read here https://www.yogastopstraffick.org/
See also this short film about Odanadi’s activities: https://youtu.be/HznTXspORdk