The Ubuntu Yoga Project

by Nourish
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project
The Ubuntu Yoga Project

At the Nourish we believe that yoga keeps one very health and fit and our green kidz are so happy to do their yoga practice which takes place in wednesday and friday. Our yoga instructor Califonia she's very passionate about teaching yoga and she's very patient and gentle with them .Although we are hoping raising money  to buy yoga mats and build a small hall where our green kidz will have their yoga session daily to maiting a good lifestyle for them  and keep them in a shelther instead of being on the streets.

We appreciate the support and we hope you keep donating so that we can buy mats for our green kidz yoga sessions.

Kind regards

The Nourish Team



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The Yoga project has been so amzing since our Yoga teacher is back to teach the kidz every friday and teachs our kids to stay healthy and fit.Due to covid regulation we have arranged the kids into small groups so that we can practice social distancing while they  are also learning yoga on friday.Our yoga teacher Cali she has been so amazing and going the extra miles to make sure all the groups have their Yoga sessions. She teaches the kidz to meditate  graditute practice and jounal plus lot of fun poses ofcourse

we would really appreciate other donations to be able to create more space for our Yoga Classes and also buy yoga mats and other necessary things. 

Thank you to all who donated and have a great holidays.

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Our motto these last few months
Our motto these last few months

The start ( or continuation) of a whole new chapter and journey of the Ubuntu Yoga project, saw us registering with Yoga SA for the Kidz yoga teacher training. Califonia who was one of our Ubuntu yogis in training, who had done some yoga with Jacquie and Patricia previously is now studying and learning to bring yoga to the children of the Nourish eco village, with a little more knowledge, skills and confidence under her belt. 

 

An update from Califonia about the training is that it is challenging, especially understanding the anatomy but she did her online quizz and actually did quite well, and she is glad that she is learning so that she can do yoga with the children better and not cause them pain or harm. 

 

She also has her own yoga mat now, and is getting her daily Yoga practice in... 

 

Maybe in all of this, - that is what we had to learn, as Nourish and with the Ubuntu Yoga project, that sometimes we cannot force things, we need to relent, let go, release, and see where life goes... see when we let go of the pushing, that the restance shifts, and something new unfolds. Patience, and letting go of continual striving to let things fall in place in a way that makes sense. 

 

We are excited to be where we are on our yoga journey, with Cali on her mat, and the children eagerly waiting her classes. 

 

Thank you all for believing in us, holding space, supporting and being part of this journey. 

Our lovely Califonia getting some time on her mat
Our lovely Califonia getting some time on her mat
Kidz Yoga manuals arrived - let studying begin!
Kidz Yoga manuals arrived - let studying begin!
Cali studying hard to bring safe yoga to Nourish!
Cali studying hard to bring safe yoga to Nourish!
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Regrouping- and hibernating to find growth!
Regrouping- and hibernating to find growth!

The Ubuntu Yoga project is in a hibernation phase, partly out of necessity and partly because that is where we are right now on our journey. 

 

Yes- we want to enable young women and men in South Africa to discover their power and stillness through YOGA! 

 

Yes - we want children to find their center, and develop motor skills and balance from YOGA! 

 

Yes - we want the spirit of Ubuntu to permeate everything we do, from the shared yoga classes, to hopefully one day training and upskilling local women to become Yoga Teachers, bringing together yoga and the African spirit in a unique way, and at the same time creating income generation and empowerment. 

 

 

All these beautiful things YES! 

 

But for now - we are taking time, figuring out how to develop an online reportoire of yoga classes to bring in ongoing donations. For now, we are re-grouping in the aftermath of a crazy Covid year, and for now, we are starting small... 

 

Knowing that after the hibernation, after time to think and plan and dream and connect (with others and our network, and ourselves) that the resulting butterfly is worth the wait! 

 

Thank you for being part of our journey. 

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Windows going in  at the open-air yoga pavilion
Windows going in at the open-air yoga pavilion

Sometimes the most beautiful and important thing we can do is adapt, and bend to the winds of change... the same way that grass survives not be being brittle and strong and hard, but by bending with the wind, and allowing itself to be moved. 

 

We underwent this same transition over the COVIV-19 pandemic and lockdown, and with things changing in terms of gathering and exercise spaces not being allowed, we realised an even greater need, that to support communitiies with access to farming training and skills, so they could be empowered to learn to grow food for themselves. 

 

And so the process of converting our open air yoga pavilion started, adding up-cycled windows that we got donated, and making DIY blinds from shadenet, so that we can use the space as a classroom for farming lessons. 

 

The demo garden, started to be the focus and is starting to flourish with cabbage and spinach looking amazing and already contributing to our food parcels. Food security now is so important as more and more families struggle with poverty and its ripples in their lives. 

 

 

So the most beautiful thing we did, was shift our yoga space to a food growing and learning space, and unlock all the support this has to offer. We hope in future to find another little nook at the Nourish eco village to keep offering our kids and Ubuntu yoga, but for now this is where the journey has led us. 

 

Thank you for being part of our beautiful evolving journey. 

Shadenet blinds creating a farming classroom space
Shadenet blinds creating a farming classroom space
Learning to plant maize from dry corn in season
Learning to plant maize from dry corn in season
The food gardens starting to flourish
The food gardens starting to flourish
The beauty of teaching to grow food sustainably
The beauty of teaching to grow food sustainably
Food grown for the children from the earth
Food grown for the children from the earth
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Nourish

Location: Hoedspruit - South Africa
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Sarah Bergs
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