STRONGER TOGETHER!

“We believe that sport has the power to change the world”

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When we do sport, we have partners and rivals. We share equipment and objectives. What’s important is the challenge, the activity, the team work, the striving.

When we do yoga, we have a shared focus. Time slows and those practicing their breathing and positions begin to release long held tension and relax.

ENRICHING LIVES

Yoga & Sport with Refugees empowers refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos through yoga activities and sport—gym training, running, swimming, classes, martial arts, dance and more.

Our commitment is to improve the physical and mental health of refugees. Started in 2017, YSR has served over seven thousand refugees, bringing them meaningful activity, comfort and hope.

Yoga and Sport with Refugees is an NGO responding to the Mediterranean humanitarian crisis in which thousands of people seek safety and a new life in Europe.

The refugee crisis began in 2015. Initially Europe opened its borders to thousands fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and countries in Africa. Then, the borders closed and thousands of people were abandoned and isolated in southern Europe.

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OUR PILLARS

Yoga and Sport with Refugees is open to everyone who wants to do sport and find a sense of belonging. We welcome people from all nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultures. At YSR, diverse people find common ground through yoga, sport and personal relationships. Our community and programs integrate and blend the best that each participant has to offer with the talents of other individuals.

-Estelle Jean, Founder and MD

WILL YOU CHANGE A LIFE TODAY?

As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, not one of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life. Get in touch today and start making a difference.

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