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.
School students doing yoga in 2019
Youth in mentor program
Financially Secure Youth
Yoga instructors in training
Yoga instructors trained and teaching
Schools as partners
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.
"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