Moving through Africa shore to shore
and door to door

During the classes that Dharmajyoti began to give free of charge in 2013, a few potential teachers were selected. Thus, in 2014, he began to train several applicants permanently.

In 2016 and 2018, two formal courses were organized to qualify and certify Yoga Instructors for Children, with the help of facilitators trained with the Bihar School of Yoga system and plenty of experience in this field.

As of today we have trained and certified 41 yoga teachers coming from different parts of Africa, Europe and North America, of which 34 were awarded with scholarships to complete the training. Other instructors have been trained in the Dzaleka refugee camp, but they still have not been certified.

Our goal is to continue organizing courses every year in different African countries. YPVF has the purpose of providing to all those who wish to transform society from its roots, a contextualized and pertinent training, granting scholarships to all aspirants who do not have enough financial resources to participate.

Fruits of teacher training programs

Instructors trained by YPVF teaching in their own communities, schools, and refugee camps, are continuing the transmission of the values of a yogic lifestyle learnt during the teacher training programs.

Aspiring Instructors

These are some of the testimonies that applicants send us to explain their motives for entering the TTC (Yoga for Children) and the Hatha Yoga courses. They reflect the situation in which they and their communities find themselves; the needs and desires that drive them to seek a better way of life; and want to find a way to help their own people.

Trained Instructors

The instructors trained by YPVF tell us about the positive impact they had from incorporating the universal values of yoga into their lives through the training received.

Recognition received by our Instructors

George Okurut

1st place in Uganda in the contest organized by the Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, category: Professional Yoga. Recognition of his work from the Daily Monitor, The Observer and Scoop newspapers

Karim Juma Swafi

2nd place in Tanzania in the contest organized by the Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, category: Professional Yoga.

Mugisha Ali Allan

Acknowledgment about the use of Yoga and Allan’s work by the Norwegian ambassador in the New Vision newspaper of Uganda