Farashe Yoga is offering the first 200 Hour Yoga Wellness Teacher Training program taught by Palestinians in Arabic - starting January 2020. This program will train students on how to teach basic yoga classes focusing on some of the most common diseases for Palestinians – including hypertension, diabetes, and chronic stress. The program was developed in partnership with 7 Centers Yoga Arts based in Sedona, Arizona.
The funds will be used to provide scholarships to those in need and would like to participate, as well as support translation costs and registration and accreditation fees with Yoga Alliance.
Who is Farashe Yoga?
Farashe, which means “butterfly” in Arabic, is a nonprofit and volunteer-based community yoga movement based in the heart of Ramallah and working throughout occupied Palestine. We started Farashe Yoga in 2010 to provide a safe space for Palestinians to breathe and to relieve the stress and anxiety of their harsh daily realities under the occupation. Farashe’s mission is to make yoga accessible for all living in Palestine, as a means to manage stress, improve healthy living, build resilience, and strengthen community bonds.