Outreach Classes

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Peony with One25 Project

Weekly classes with women who have faced marginatlisation, trauma and stigma. Many of these women are street sex working, facing addiction problems and in crisis. This is our longest running class having started in 2017 with the hard work of Leonie, who was working as a community case worker with complex trauma presentations and was keen to bring the benefits of yoga into her work

Learn more about Peony here

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Women who are seeking asylum

Weekly classes, as for men but with people who identify as women.
Both of these sessions will be run by Megan who has been working hard to bring more body-based approaches into her work as a clinical psychologist with a specialism in complex trauma. Megan has a particular interest in engaging with this population after working therapeutically with victims of torture and trafficking

More details pending

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Refugee Women of Bristol & Women without Borders

Weekly classes with women who are refugees or seeking asylum. These members present with various needs requiring thoughtful adaptations to make the class accessible for everyone. This class was set up by BYRP board member Andrea whose captivating energy kept the space welcoming and relevant for these women. It is now run by our wonderful teachers Aliya and Seanie who think on their feet to meet what’s in the room whilst creating a warm atmosphere

Learn more about RWOB here and WWB here

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Moving on After Trauma Group for ASR

We hope to have some of these classes up and running again in the future.


Bristol Refugee Rights - weekly classes with people who are refugees or seeking asylum. This class was run by the inspirational Deasy Bamford, one of the first BYRP teachers and all round general legend!


St Anne’s House, St Mungos - weekly classes running for three months for men transitioning from homelessness into temporary and permanent accommodation. These sessions were set up and run by Hazel, who has a penchant for providing fun and engaging spaces for those who might be a little resistant to yoga!

Short term or taster events - we have delivered a number of taster yoga classes for various organisations to help reduce staff stress, to introduce yoga to particular populations or to educate service-providers about the benefits of yoga for their client group. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about a taster event with your organisation.

See the video at the bottom of this page for more details

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Men who are seeking asylum

Weekly classes with people who are seeking asylum and identify as men. These sessions are being sensitively set up with a partner organisation who are providing emergency housing and wish to remain anonymous at this stage. There have been very few opportunities for residents here to engage in meaningful activities - we hope these sessions will offer a space to connect, move, breathe and share some smiles

More details pending

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Art Therapy group for Complex Trauma

 These sessions are woven into a trauma group for adults with complex trauma and multiple needs through collaboration with NHS Secondary Adult Mental Health services. 
These sessions have been running for 2 years, helping to bring embodied approaches into trauma work

Learn more about the complex psychological interventions team who run these groups here

Upcoming Classes

We are in exciting discussions with organisations such as the Southmead Project, Bristol Active Life Project, services for young people’s mental health and services for care leavers. Watch this space!

Previous Classes

We hope to have some of these classes up and running again in the future.


Bristol Refugee Rights - weekly classes with people who are refugees or seeking asylum. This class was run by the inspirational Deasy Bamford, one of the first BYRP teachers and all round general legend!


St Anne’s House, St Mungos - weekly classes running for three months for men transitioning from homelessness into temporary and permanent accommodation. These sessions were set up and run by Hazel, who has a penchant for providing fun and engaging spaces for those who might be a little resistant to yoga!

Short term or taster events - we have delivered a number of taster yoga classes for various organisations to help reduce staff stress, to introduce yoga to particular populations or to educate service-providers about the benefits of yoga for their client group. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about a taster event with your organisation.