Breaking out of the Poverty Cycle

Alexandra (informally known as Alex), is a township in Johannesburg, where children grow up in an environment characterized by immense poverty, unemployment, violence and crime resulting in a sense of hopelessness that permeates their entire lives.

We offer Kundalini yoga classes to students through high school and into young adulthood. 

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In addition to yoga classes we offer workshops in nutrition, mental well being, HIV prevention, study skills, communication, and yoga.

We mentor those who attend class regularly to help them secure meaningful employment or to succeed at their tertiary studies.  

We are committed to helping youngsters who are willing to take the risk of attending their first yoga class and who return regularly to participate in weekly classes and mentoring.

By participating in the programmes we offer, participants experience a community where honesty, gentleness, consideration, having fun and working hard are the order of the day. They learn techniques of achieving serenity to take back into their everyday lives and to help them make thoughtful choices that allow them to move out of poverty.

Skye Katzeff