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About Us

YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK is a one-day global yoga event created to raise
awareness and funds for Indian anti-trafficking organisation Odanadi Seva Trust.
ONE DAY, ONE VOICE is our ethos. March 12th 2011 saw our 2nd annual event, it was led by a group of young Odanadi residents from the entrance gates of the iconic Mysore Palace – many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Through the common language of yoga, 3,000 people around the world rolled out their mats in homes, beaches and mountaintops on the same day, in support of Odanadi’s work. And so from the home of Ashtanga in Mysore, a worldwide event was born.
ASHTANGA YOGA is of huge significance to the young people of Odanadi. As part of their rehabilitation program, it has allowed them to reclaim their bodies; build physical and mental strength, and restore a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth. By standing alongside them on 15th March 2014, you will be demonstrating your solidarity and support for them, as well as sending a message of defiance against a world which allows these horrific abuses to take place.
Now is your chance to make a difference. Find out out you can get involved in YST 2014.