Reaching Dixon With Yoga

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 8:28 a.m., March 9, 2015

The power-yoga Vinyasa classes are an effort by the Somali Liaison Unit to interact with young girls from the community and help them gain confidence as well gets some exercise. The free classes are funded by a grant by ProAction Cops and Kids, started in November of 2014 and will go on for a year. Only six girls turned up for the first class.

A group of girls laying on mats
Everyone takes their positions as the Dixon Yoga class is about to begin
A group of girls laying on mats
A group of girls holding their legs in the air while laying on the ground as a woman holds one of the girls' legs
Two women in a yoga pose among a row of girls in similar poses as one girl looks on
A group of girls standing and holding hands together in a prayer-like pose
A women helps a girl with a pose
A group of girls and women with arms outstretched and leaning forward on one leg
Three women seated and leaning backwards and some girls watch and others mimic the pose
A girl outstretched on one leg with hands in a prayer position
A woman kneels in a room with women and girls laying on mats