Educate, Empower, Elevate - Africa Yoga Project

The Africa Yoga Project is ambitious yet very concrete, connected and down-to-earth.It aims at fostering social change by empowering youth, adults and communities with one of the simplest tool: body-mind connection through yoga and meditation. Here an excerpt from their own blog:

[Quote] " Yoga has empowered millions of people across the world by supporting physical, mental and emotional health, facilitating authentic personal expression, building supportive communities, and inspiring positive action to contribute to others. We are dedicated to delivering all that yoga has to offer to the diverse communities of East Africa, while at the same time providing opportunities for members of the global yoga community to participate and contribute.We connect those who want to make a difference by sharing their skills and strengths to those who can benefit from that teaching. The exchange is usually mutual and contributes equally to all. Individuals are empowered, relationships are forged, communities are healed both emotionally and physically, and new possibilities are seen and made real." [end of quote] 

We are truly inspired by this project which includes: yoga practice, meditation, self-exploration through inquiry, performing arts as a vehicle for empowerment, health education (HIV/AIDS), relationship building, and community activism where "  All programs are designed to increase physical, emotional and mental well being on the individual level while also building healthy and empowered communities." 

Here a VDO showing the powerful tool of social change through Yoga & Meditation. 

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