Yoga Project

AYPAD’s Yoga Program was created when a registered yoga instructor from United States of America, Veronica Geretz and, Tamba Fayia were discussing different ways to engage youth through AYPAD and, therefore the Yoga Project was born with a focus to insteal a positive mind-set and transformation through the practice of yoga. Yoga classes began in the summer of 2010 after yoga mats were donated. The project is based on two main activities; the first revolves around the necessity of engaging youth in peaceful and peace-promoting activities which build skills in youth and promotes physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. The second part of the program aims to extend yoga practise to both paying and non-paying members of the public. Offering classes to interested members of the public, we aim to train each member of our yoga class so that they can also teach yoga classes to interested individuals.

Final Goal

$13,000

Fund Raised

$1,400

10.77%%

Goals

1. To promote the physical, spiritual, and mental well-being of African youth.
2. To create employment opportunities for young people through practicing and teaching yoga.
3. To develop a yoga project that will be self-sustainable and self-replicating.

The Challenge

Across the African continent, many people are forced to focus their efforts on the accumulation of wealth. With little time or resources to dedicate to living a healthy lifestyle, people’s bodies and minds are often out of shape. Gyms, tennis courts and spaces for physical recreation are not easily available for African communities to maintain a healthy mind through a healthy body.

The Solution

AYPAD’s Yoga Project was created with the intention of helping young people maintain a positive mind set. Yoga classes began in the summer of 2010 after the donation of some mats, and the project has two main objectives. The first objective is to engage youth in peaceful activities that build skill and promote physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. The second is to extend yoga practice to both paying and non-paying members of the public. Each participant in our yoga classes will also be working towards becoming an instructor, so that they can spread the positivity of yoga to their own communities.