To combine her passion for women´s rights and yoga, Theresa Gigov founded the initiative "Yogis for Women´s Rights" in 2015.
"On the one hand I want to give my yoga classes a special purpose and on the other hand I want to raise awareness to the cruelties and disadvantages women are still facing around the world.
In times of increasing sexism and populism it is more important than ever to raise our voice as the Yogis and to stand to our yogic values, like ahimsa.
The challenge for the Yogi is, not to get attached of this activity and to stay on the own yogic path towards a centered, contented and self-fulfilling mind. It is a walk on the razor´s edge."
All donations collected in the yoga classes go directly to selected NGOs. This initiative is ment to grow by further teachers who volunteer, further students who particpate and further yoga studios that make some space available.
pic: Maria Ritsch