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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
Aug 13, 2019

Ubuntu Yoga Pavilion

Sharing Yoga with the ladies from Sigagule village
Sharing Yoga with the ladies from Sigagule village

Thanks to some generous donations from friends of Nourish and the Yoga community in Canada ,( amongst others) construction of our Ubuntu Yoga Pavilion is underway at Nourish Eco Village. Our eco brick foundation ( made of 2 liter plastic bottles stuffed with scrap plastic, removing waste from communities and landfill)  has been laid, and our tin can walls are rising. The earth is being compacted to lay our cow dung floor, and we are raising funds to put a rubber floor on top of it to eliminate the need for yoga mats, which don't hold up well in this environment. We plan to paint the outline of mats on the floor so each person will have their space. We still want to raise the funds for bolsters, straps, and blocks for the children and community members who will use our Yoga Pavilion. 

 

In the meantime we practice anywhere we can- sometimes in the library or even in the kitchen. :) The Yoga will continue!

 

We now have three tainees who are talented and dedicated. They will be instrumental in taking yoga into our local communities. Our goal now is to find a way to fund training to have Zandili, Dineo and Letsatsi become certified yoga instructors. We have made contact with the Africa Yoga Project in Kenya and have set up a Skype meeting to see if there is some way we can partner with them. It would be ideal to be able to send these young people to train with the project in Kenya, but the cost is quite high. We're exploring other alternatives; possibly having one of their instructors come here, or seeing if a senior yoga trainer here can affiliate with the Africa Yoga Project. 

 

So lots of exciting things happening! So for now-- Namaste; or as we say with the Ubuntu Yoga Project: Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu ( a person is a person becuase of other people) speaks to our connectivity, to each other and the natural world around us. xxx

The yoga pavilion taking shape!
The yoga pavilion taking shape!
Yoga anywhere; even the kitchen
Yoga anywhere; even the kitchen
New UBUNTU Yoga trainees
New UBUNTU Yoga trainees
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Nourish

Location: Hoedspruit - South Africa
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Twitter: @Nourishnpo
Project Leader:
Sarah Bergs
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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