Our focus is on regular and sustained practice with the aim of helping our participants gain self-esteem and coping mechanisms to help break the cycle of abuse.
At Om Thrive, our mission is to make regular and sustained yoga practice accessible to survivors of domestic violence and abuse to promote healing and empowerment.
We envision a community that gives survivors of domestic violence and abuse access to a healing yoga practice that is compatible with their personal living circumstances and responsibilities.
Integrity – our organization provides resources and conducts business in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical
Community – we partner with community agencies and organizations to accomplish our goals and equitably offer our resources
Empowerment – our program promotes positive self-image and empowerment to develop respectful productive relationships
Positive Change – we are committed to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse by encouraging positive change through the healing power of yoga practice
Our primary focus is to provide support for survivors of domestic violence to promote empowerment and change. The stress of fleeing a domestic violence situation is traumatic and overwhelming. During this time the survivor may be experiencing major life changes such as decrease or loss of income, loss of residence or change in living situation, separation and divorce, increased childcare needs, need for counseling and therapy, fear of further abuse or retaliation from abuser, and so on.
The survivor may feel powerless and in need of a community. Statistics show that survivors are less likely to return to a violent partner or repeat a domestic violence situation when they participate in regular physical activity. Yoga promotes healing of the body and mind, while providing a sense of power, strength and well being.