Yoga Stops Traffick unites yoga practitioners across the globe in support of Odanadi Seva Trust. The profits raised from these events help prevent human trafficking in India and support Odanadi in rescuing and rehabilitating individuals affected by modern slavery and sexual violence.
We welcome any individual or group who would like to take part in Yoga Stops Traffick! Take part by hosting a donation-based class, joining an event near you or dedicating your own home practice to YST. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for details of YST events worldwide!.
If you are a yoga teacher you can join the movement against human trafficking by leading a series of sun salutations on your yoga shala, holding a donation-based class online or in-person or donating the profits from an existing class.
We suggest a £15 minimum donation for each participant and encourage people to collect more money by raising sponsorship. You could also raise further funds by selling drinks or merchandise at your event -ask us for more details about selling YST merchandise! Nominate someone to collect donations from participants of your Yoga Stops Traffick event and send them to us. Details of how to donate are on our donations page.
You can take part by joining an existing event or getting a group of people together to start your own. To host your own event, get together with a group of friends and organise an event at your home, local community centre, beach, park, or anywhere else you can think of. If you cannot get together in person, please consider hosting your event online!
We suggest a £15 minimum donation for each participant and encourage people to collect more money by raising sponsorship. Nominate someone to collect donations from participants of your Yoga Stops Traffick event and send them to us. Details of how to donate are on our donations page.
Take part from home
Yoga Stops Traffick would like to invite everyone to join the movement against human trafficking and in providing survivors safe spaces and ongoing support. If you are unable to run your own event or join one near you we would love for you to join us from your own home! You can practice your usual yoga routine or follow the instructions for sun salutations in the short introductory video here.
If you are joining us from home please do make a donation on our specially set up fundraising page where you can also leave a message and let us know where you are joining in from. You will be a part of an amazing global community!
Share your event on social media with the hashtags #YST2023 #YogaStopsTraffick and update your profile picture to the Yoga Stops Traffick logo. Contact your friends and relatives and get them to join your event or sponsor you, approach your local newspaper or radio station and tell them about your Yoga Stops Traffick event. Most importantly please let us know you are planning an event so we can help get the word out for you!
We’re running a TikTok and Instagram campaign to help spread the word – with your help, in 2023 we can bring Yoga Stops Traffick to more people than ever before!
To help us with this mission, we ask you to film a short clip of yourself practicing your favourite asana with the text:
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
Please send the clip to us through Instagram @yogastopstraffick and post it to your story or feed if you feel called to do so. Our goal is to leave viewers feeling inspired and to motivate them to get involved with this important cause. We’ll be compiling these clips to create inspiring content for our channels as well. When sharing the clip on your channels, please tag @yogastopstraffick #YST2023. You can also tag a friend to spread the word! We ask for the clip to be no longer than 5 seconds and the text overlay of the mantra can be designed any way you see fit.
“Wow that was great. Hard, but great. 108 sun salutations @triyogauk for #YogaStopsTraffick. A wonderful thing for a wonderful cause.” Daisy Hughes