Bhopal Medical Appeal

Yoga for Bhopal Events

at Isle of Yoga


The Challenge

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, with great success, using Yoga.

The Solution

Isle of Yoga is hosting annual yoga workshops to raise awareness and funds. In 2017 we hosted an Antenatal CPD Workshop for pregnancy yoga on 2nd December with visiting senior yoga teacher 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. Isle of Yoga is donating funds to the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

This year we are running a workshop on the 24th November with Erling McCracken.

Our longer term aim is to work with the Sambhvna Trust Clinic in sharing information that will benefit present and future course participants in both the Isle of Wight (UK) and India.

Yoga helps lives

Isle of Yoga is committed to helping the Bhopal Medical Appeal through a series of Antenatal & Respiratory yoga workshops and classes. To share techniques and teachings that can help their work and to raise awareness of ongoing Bhopal Disaster-related issues as well as to raise vital funds to help support the work of the Sambhavna Clinic.

Bhopal Medical Appeal

Bhopal Medical Appeal funds the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal.

Womens t's

Raise money for the Bhopal Medical Appeal by buying a t-shirt for the Yoga For Bhopal Event at Isle of Yoga.

They’re made by Rapanui, also on the Isle of Wight.  An award-winning ethical company, using sustainable, organic materials with a traceable supply chain. At the end of the garment’s life it can be sent back to Rapanui for a store credit. All of the clothing is made of organic or recycled materials and produced in an ethically accredited wind-powered factory.

Yoga Workshop with Erling McCracken

On the 24th November I am hosting a yoga workshop at Isle of Yoga where we can cover the ideas of intention in your yoga practice, neurological mapping and more. We are donating from our fee to the Bhopal Medical Appeal. Please join us if you can.  Erling

Days to Workshop








Yoga at Isle of Yoga


Yoga, when practiced gently, when function takes precedent over form, has a an amazing restorative quality. We practice Scaravelli inspired Yoga here. Running small retreats,workshops and weekly classes. It’s not about how far you can bend, how big a breath you can take. Yoga has to be a deeper, intimate experience with yourself..The oldest text point to us to acknowledge a simpler natural state of being. Every time you breathe out you travel there, every time you breathe you come from there. Do you want to know too?

About the disaster history & the clinic

Work of the Sambhavna Clinic

There are links to a couple of videos that reveal the history and work done in Bhopal.

In 1999, Sambhavna was invited to present a paper to the sixteenth ‘World Congress of Asthma’ on the efficacy of its yoga treatments on respiratory disorders.

In the study, more than half of the people practising yoga for persistent breathlessness were able to remain completely off drugs they have had to take every day since the disaster. Naturally, Yoga costs nothing and once learned can be practiced outside of the clinic. Additionally, Yoga calls for the individual to be an active participant in his or her own healing.

Yoga Therapy at the Sambhavna Clinic

The clinic has documented research into how yoga has helped patients.. Women have suffered in silence, menstrual chaos is one of the least-known aspects of what is happening in Bhopal.


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