Yoga to empower African communities

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I recently read about an interesting yoga project in Kenya which is using yoga as a way of changing people’s lives, particularly those from the city slums (their words). The Guardian article gives an overview of how the Africa Yoga Project is training hundreds of local teachers to teach yoga, and also offers 350 free classes a week, mostly in slum areas, serving thousands of students.

Their website says “Africa Yoga Project empowers over 250,000 Kenyans a year through the power of yoga. Our 52 AYP teachers see no boundaries of sharing this practice. They teach in prisons, schools, special need centers, HIV/AIDS support groups, deaf schools and rural villages.”

It’s an inspirational idea.

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