A space and an agora, dedicated to Yoga and non-violence.
Imizamo Yethu is a township of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in Hout Bay, south of Cape Town. Interpersonal violence is pervasive in a community with high level of unemployment.
Ahim’SA House is the pilot project that we are focused on, to find a piece of land and build a purpose-built facility in the close vicinity of Imizamo Yethu. A centre to teach young children, teenagers and adults new values based on yogic and environmental principles, whilst promoting non-violence as the top priority. Here the community will be able to join the free yoga classes offered for:
- Pre-natal yoga
- Yoga for Addicts
- Yoga teacher training
To bring non-violence and peace to the community we are offering free yoga classes and yoga teacher training, all provided by volunteering Yoga Teachers. Education is the key to evolution – by providing a centre where everyone but mostly young people can go (close to their homes, in periphery of the township) before or after school, during holidays, or if their parents are not present in their lives.
Here all practitioners will learn techniques that require introspection, centering, harmonising and balancing with physical values. As well as improvement of mental qualities for living-togetherness. It is also a place for adults as learning and practicing living togetherness and non violence is the goal for us all.
Ahim’SA House will include and provide:
A room for free instruction of Yoga and its many facettes with a special focus on techniques of non-violence and related philosophy, as well as workshops or gatherings directed toward social cohesion.
An emergency contact unit to assist those affected by violence and redirect them to specialised units and social services.
A base where volunteer professionals can provide social or psychological guidance in addition to the practice of yoga.
An arena for public gatherings, awareness and training on the protection of nature and human nature.