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Woman Warrior’s mission is to provide healing yoga and meditation workshops for women who have experienced sexual assault and abuse. We educate and empower all survivors through teacher trainings, in-person workshops, and accessible online classes.
Woman Warrior was created in response to a growing demand from survivors for safe spaces where they can join in community and heal. With the explosion of the #MeToo movement in 2017, we have seen more and more brave women share the fact that they are survivors; but it’s not enough for us to simply acknowledge our trauma - to fully heal, we must work through it and that’s often impossible alone. We need a place to heal in community, and that is what Woman Warrior provides.
One in four girls experiences sexual abuse before she turns 18. One in three women experiences sexual violence and one in five women is raped. Women of color experience sexual violence more often than white women. What’s more, women who live in underserved and under-resourced communities have much less access to the healing services that they need in order to be able to move beyond their trauma. When survivors don’t receive the services they need to heal, the cost is heart breaking - research shows that survivors are at significant risk for PTSD, substance abuse, employment instability, anxiety, depression, and significant challenges in interpersonal relationships.
Thus, Woman Warrior provides healing yoga workshops to all women who want to join and strategically reaches populations who most often experience sexual violence - Black, Latina, and Native American women - and women from underserved communities who often don’t have access to healing services.