Informed Yoga as a complementary therapy for mental disorders, emotional imbalances and distress.
– Rosa Mari
Radika is a non-profit organization founded in Barcelona in 2016. Our mission is to offer complementary therapy for people with mental disorders or emotional imbalances through Informed Yoga *.
In addition, we offer courses to train professionals in Informed Yoga and work on creating mental health awareness and reducing stigma.
*Informed Yoga (in mental health) recognizes different mental or emotional disorders, respects the needs of these, and works to complement conventional therapy through a body based movement practice, to make the therapy more effective.
The techniques used in Radika are based on scientific studies qnd are effective in relieving symptoms and improving the results of conventional therapy. Our Informed Yoga sessions are based on the following principles:
– Teachers trained in Informed Yoga whom we know and trust
– Practice in safe spaces where the practitioner feels comfortable
– Adaptation to the specific needs of the practitioner
– Understanding the disorder and respecting its needs
– Movement based practice capable of complementing conventional therapy
WHO IS IT FOR?
The people who can benefit most from our sessions are those who have anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, attention disorders, compassion fatigue, at risk populations, or those who have a physical illness that affects their emotional well-being.
Some of the benefits of the practice of Informed Yoga in people with mental disorders or emotional imbalances are:
– Relief of physical and emotional symptoms of the disorder
– Regain of self confidence and trust in the world around us
– Recovery or freedom of thought, feeling of safety and intuition
– Obtaining tools for daily lifeools for daily life
TRAINING: YOGA FOR TRAUMA
April 2020 in Barcelona
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“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
-T. K. V. Desikachar
WHAT HAVE WE DONE TILL NOW?
Informed Yoga Sessions: We are giving Informed Yoga sessions to private clients and institutions. More and more people are benefiting from the efficacy of Informed Yoga as a complementary therapy.
Informed Yoga Trainings: We have already trained more than 60 people in Informed Yoga. Now, these professionals can offer complementary therapy to people with mental disorders or emotional imbalances through yoga. If you are interested, check our website for more information.
Fundraising and stigma reduction events: We do small and medium-sized fundraisers that allow us to finance classes in disadvantaged communities and our scholarship program. All our events are oriented around at least one of the pillars that have positive effects on mental health: community, physical activity and health, time spent in nature, continued learning, and helping others. Follow us to be aware of our events.
Naturweekend: We were speakers in this cycle of workshops and offers one on Yoga for Cancer that was a success.
Jivamukti yoga Barcelona: informative session of yoga for trauma.
Viral campaigns: To fight against stigma, we started a social media campaign with the hashtags #radikabottle #nomorestigma that consists of sharing photos or videos of your Radika bottle in different places. If the Radika bottle goes everywhere: to work, with friends, traveling, to events – the people we work with will also be able to do this without being trapped by stigma. Carrying the Radika bottle means being willing to talk about mental health. In addition, the money raised from the sale of the bottles helps to fund our programs in disadvantaged communities. If lyou want to contribute to this campaign you can get our bottle online here on the web or at one of our points of sale in Barcelona and Madrid. You can send us the photo as anonymous or post it on your Instagram or Facebook.
PROJECTE HOME BALEARS
Radika Foundation offers movement, breath and mindfulness based tools for people with mental disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction as complements to traditional therapy.
We charge for the sessions we offer but understand that not all institutions, specially non profits, can afford them. If you would like to make a donation to allow such institutions to receive Radika sessions here are some suggestions:
It will allow us to pay for a yoga mat to use in Radika sessions
It will pay a one-hour Radika class at a designated center
It will pay for an empowerment workshop in a shelter for battered women.
It will allow us to offer a 4-week program to at-risk youth.
It will allow us to offer an institutional scholarship to an organization.
It will allow us to offer a scholarship to a person at risk of exclusion and train him as a yoga teacher.
Thank you for your generosity!
*If you want to receive a donation certificate, please write to email@example.com. You must indicate the name of the person or company that made the donation, the DNI or CIF, the address and the email. We will be happy to send it to you.
C/ de Ganduxer, 30, 08021, Barcelona
The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.
-T. K. V. Desikachar
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