Yoga For Bhopal

To mark the 33rd anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, yoga studios around the country will be holding classes in support of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal. ‘Sambhavna’ is funded by the Bhopal Medical Appeal and uses yoga as one of a range of treatments for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster. Yoga is used to treat chronic diseases involving the respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neurological and endocrine systems whilst women survivors suffer additional, serious gynaecological problems which Sambhavna has also been treating, to great success, using yoga.

The anniversary classes, here in the UK this December, will be used to raise awareness of ongoing Bhopal Disaster-related issues, and the work of Sambhavna, as well as to raise vital funds to help support the work of the Clinic. We hope to take this project even further and reach as many people as possible, so if you would like to host your own event or to find out how you can get involved click here 


Yoga for Bhopal with Adele Robertson, Pilton, Somerset – Friday Dec 1st 2017

Adele Robertson BWY DIP will teach a 90 minute Yoga class followed by refreshments and a showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic. The yoga session will include postures, breathing and meditation practices designed to awaken compassion and the heart centre. There will also be a raffle on the night.


Tickets available in advance only from Adele Robertson:

Yoga for all York – Friday Dec 1st 2017

Dr Laura Potts, an iyengar yoga teacher, will be leading a restorative yoga session to relax and inspire. This will be a gentle session of yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing practices) to relax, restore energy and soothe the nervous system. In the tradition of Iyengar yoga, we will use props to ensure alignment and ease in what we do, working to bring harmony to body and mind.

No previous experience of yoga is necessary and all equipment is provided. This will be followed by the showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic, with Indian snacks and warming chai provided.

Come for the whole evening or just part of it!

Suggested minimum donation of £10. Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting:

Yoga for Bhopal, Isle of Wight – Saturday Dec 2nd 2017

This is a one day Antenatal Yoga Workshop with Abigail Peck. Abigail is a perinatal yoga teacher, doula and co-director of the Acquaviva School of Yoga. She specialises in prevention or recovery from common injuries associated with pregnancy.
This workshop is suitable for birth workers, yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops are offered to all Yoga Teachers and advancing practitioners alike – who wish to add to their knowledge and experience.

Lunch is included in the day and there are even options to stay if you wish. To find out more or to book your place please visit: Click

Yoga with Emma Rattenbury, Sheffield – Saturday Dec 2nd 2017

The event is a yoga session with iyengar yoga teacher, Emma Rattenbury. All equipment is provided and no experience necessary. This will be followed by the showing of a short film about the Bhopal Disaster and the work of the Sambhavna Clinic with tea and cake provided.

Everyone is welcome and non-yoga friends and family are also welcome to the second part of event. Suggested donation is £10-15 per person.

Please book as places will be limited. Contact:

Yoga for Bhopal, Edinburgh – Sunday Dec 3rd 2017

The day is jam packed with different classes which are available for all ability levels. If you are a complete beginner just let your teacher know at the start of your class. All equipment is provided so all you need to bring is yourself and a smile!

Even if you don’t want to take part in the yoga sessions please feel free to come and join us for the talk and film about Bhopal. Lunch is available to buy from the cafe at Santosa Yoga and Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Vinyasa Flow
11:15 – 12:00 Edinburgh Community Yoga Sessions: De-stress for inner calm. Movement and breathwork. All proceeds go to The ECY
12:15 – 1:15 Hatha Yoga
1:30 – 3:00 Lunch with a short talk and film about Bhopal and the Sambhavna Clinic
3:00 – 4:00 Yin Yoga
4:15 – 5:15 Restorative Yoga
5:30 – 6:30 Pranyama & Yoga Nidra

Tickets for each session are £10 and can be booked here: Click

We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.