Welcome tO
YOGA4ALEX

Fulfilling POTENTIAL
ONE BREATH AT A TIME

 
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improving physical & mental well-being

Yoga4Alex offers yoga classes to students living in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, South Africa. Our yoga classes and support services equip the students with tools to cope with stress and anxiety, thereby enabling them focus in both their studies and daily life.

Our yoga programs, mentoring, and support services help Alex's youth to break out of the poverty cycle.

impact

 

2200

Students attended classes in 2017


75

Youth mentored by Yoga4Alex


24

Financially Secure Youth 


 

8

Yoga instructors trained and teaching

6

 Schools as partners

 
 


 
 
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Who Lives in AleX & how do they benefit from yoga?

Life in Alexandra is challenging. The densely populated and underserved area is loud, crowded, and often lacking proper sanitation services. We aim to provide a place where youth living in Alex can attain the inner silence and focus they need to chart a path for themselves.

 
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"The journey of the local Alex teachers, Bongekile Nguza, Sindiso Moyo and Dipou Smith, is a fascinating example of how the hugely popular spiritual practice of yoga has moved from India, approx. 100 years ago, to most countries in Western society and is now crossing cultural boundaries in Africa and has found its healing aspects accepted by African children brought up with Christian and tribal spiritual practices."

-European Press Photo Essay 

Read the full article here Yoga Brings Hope to the Township