Healing and Resilience after Trauma (HaRT) is dedicated to supporting women and girls to experience greater wellbeing. The approach is anchored to a fundamental belief in our innate wholeness and capacity to heal from trauma, as well as a desire to expand access to contemplative practices. Our main program-HaRT Yoga-aims to create a feminist space for participants to connect with their inner resilience, build a supportive community, and collectively heal from the lingering impacts of trauma. The group-based program evolves over twelve weeks, integrating mindfulness practices, breathwork, guided visualizations, dynamic yoga poses and a closing circle for group reflection.
Since 2016, HaRT has been supporting women and girls who have experienced human trafficking and gender based violence—global issues that violate fundamental human rights and have devastating consequences for survivors, their families and communities. HaRT's approach recognizes this broader context of systemic gender inequality that
de-values women and girls and undermines their wellbeing on multiple levels. We address these harmful dynamics through three core themes: (1) safety in the body, (2) radical self-love, and (3) compassion in action.
HaRT's programming is intentionally designed to promote safety, trust, and interpersonal connections. We are currently implementing HaRT Yoga in Kampala, Uganda, with women and girls who have experienced human trafficking for sexual exploitation.