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.