Lana Homeri (she/her) is a Kurdish human rights lawyer, learning abolitionist, wellness advocate, and music lover and creator. Lana was born in London and raised in the UK and Middle East. Her ancestry carries a rich history of migration, displacement, resistance, creativity, self-determination, and freedom fighting. She is inspired and continually energised by the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Rojava. Her migration history is what led her into a career representing migrants and refugees in the UK. Most recently, she represented migrant youth across Europe and worked to reunite families in response to the European refugee crisis. She discovered yoga and meditation as a pathway toward personal transformation as well as a way to support and ground her social justice work. She found the practices to be a healing balm for intergenerational traumas related to persecution, dislocation, exile, belonging, and xenophobia. She subsequently studied yogic and tantric philosophies and trained to become a yoga therapist.
Lana is currently teaching HJL’s Restorative Yoga for Resilience and is deeply moved by somatic abolitionism and Tricia Hersey’s call for radical rest as a form of resistance to move us towards just and abundant futures.
The sessions are continually guided and informed by the words of author Octavia Butler: ‘All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change’ and writer Bayo Akomolafe: ‘The times are urgent. Let us slow down.’