Azahar Foundation Yogathon


Dear friends and supporters of the Azahar Foundation,

It is my great joy and honor to teach a very special class benefiting our projects in Rwanda, Cambodia and now Ivory Coast. The center Sphere is generously hosting us.

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Since we started in Rwanda, three young ladies among our beneficiaries are now certified yoga teachers. Our very own Aline Mazimpaka (who has been teaching yoga to survivors of the Tutsi genocide on behalf of AZAHAR) will take the jivamukti teacher training next year in India. Aline was the first rwandan woman to become a certified yoga and meditation teacher. She is a force of good and now owns Yego Yoga, a collective of yoga teachers, pioneers in bringing yoga to Rwanda. A former social worker, Aline now teaches yoga and meditation full-time.  Azahar aline12

Our pilot project in Cambodia has grown leaps and bounds. We now have two yoga centers – in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor Vat)- with 17 young people teaching yoga. Azahar center 1Their training (a 2-year Peace Curriculum and a Yoga Teacher Training) was funded by AZAHAR. The Cambodia project is a living testimony of the power of yoga practices in transforming lives and (re)shaping communities. Our national director, Thyda Sek will also take the jivamukti teacher training in 2018. A Peace Curriculum is about to start in the fall for a new group of young people in Phnom Penh, and we will hold a Jivamukti Immersion and a Peace Camp Retreat again in 2018.

In February, Jean-Claude Djamba from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was sponsored to take the Jivamukti Teacher Training in India ,

Jean-Claude is now teaching yoga to disadvantaged youth in one of the slums of Abidjan and for Lila Yoga. azahar abij
So many lives and communities over the world are positively and sustainably impacted by our collective efforts. This could not happen without your generosity and on-going support. THANK YOU
Love and blessings always,
Jeanine

 

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