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At Refuge Wellness we are dedicated to creating a positive social impact in the US refugee population through providing easily accessible, culturally appropriate, free community wellness classes. For every two candles purchased, a refugee receives a free wellness class. 

This project was birthed after many years of working with refugees in the US, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Laila, the Founder, worked for a decade with refugees and marginalized populations.


In every camp she visited, every project she saw, she was struck by the amount of trauma and how few resources were either available or if they were available weren't being utilized because they weren't culturally appropriate. Refugees are 8x more likely to have PTSD and nearly 3x more likely to have depression.


After become trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, she saw an opportunity to bring Ayurveda to the refugees all over the world as most (if not all) countries that refugees come from have some form of indigenous, herbal medicine that is similar to Ayurveda.


The beauty of Ayurveda is that we can heal the mind through the body which is a powerful concept for cultures who stigmatize western talk therapy. Holistic wellness practices, like Ayurveda, are an impactful and non-intimidating way that  refugees can start their journey of healing the mind. 

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Alexa Young, CA

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