Thank you for supporting our suvivors and their yoga training. All the trainees are doing so well and preparing for extensive certifications in Thailand, and continuing to teach displaced children. We are so proud of them and can't wait to see what the future brings. As of now we are deactivating this project as the purpose for it has passed. All the funds we have received so far have been used for yoga training and we all appreciate you so much! Thank you from the whole Transitions Team.
Transitions Global yoga trainees continue to excel and grow! This month two of our girls who were living in our step down program, the STAR House moved into an apartment together. They are now fully reintegrated into Cambodian society with sustainable employment. They each continue their yoga training while at the same time teach vulnerable children and teenagers the benefits and beauty of yoga. We are so proud of what they continue to accomplish and how hard they have worked to empower themselves and others.
Another trainee has just applied for her passport. She is gearing up for an amazing month long trip to Thailand in November, where she will participate in advanced yoga teacher instruction from experts in the field. This is an amazing opportunity at an international level and is a true honor for her. Look for updates this winter!
In February, Stacy Sims, creator of The True Body Project, came to Cambodia to share her program with the girls at the TLC. The focus of True Body Project is to empower girls to identify and connect to their true bodies, to grow their authentic voices, and to advocate for the health and safety of girls and women everywhere. This was such a powerful time as the survivors of Transitions Global explored their own self worth and the worth of women in the world. We had five nights of activities, art and movement all led by Stacy. The girls fell in love with her and learned so much. We are very thankful to have had Stacy join us!
This October and November, two trainees benefitting from this project came to America. Their purpose was to speak at anti-trafficking events, spread awareness and tell their stories of hope and empowerment. They spoke in four different states and made a huge impact in the lives of the people they touched. They continually gave credit to yoga, for helping them to be strong, strong enough to change their lives, and strong enough to share their stories. They shared about the classes they teach to other survivors, and to children who have suffered trauma and how those classes allow them to give back and serve others out of their pain. They talked about how they can empathize with those children and teens, and what it feels like to help. We were so proud of them and in awe of their courage as they put the empowerment we work to instill at Transitions Global into practice.
While they were in Florida, they got to teach a class at a yoga studio and share with the students there. We have included some pictures below. Your support of this project makes what they and the other trainees are accomplishing possible. Thank you so much!
Our yoga program is going strong in Cambodia! Attached is a link to a wonderful article in Bangkok Airways Magazine about the yoga program Transitions Global graduates participate in, and some pictures of them teaching our Transitional Living Center girls.
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