Niyamas Yoga is a yoga studio based in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) that supports the work of the NGO Yogafrica; our ultimate goal is to touch lives; the life of the giver and the life of the receiver through community service(seva).
NIYAMAS YOGA STUDIO
After experiencing the benefits of yoga herself, Lina Fakhry decided to set up a yoga studio with the intention of sharing her understanding of yoga philosophy with the Ivory Coast.
Following her first yoga teacher training in June 2016 with Arhanta Yoga (Netherlands), Niyamas Yoga Abidjan was created.
NIYAMAS: Purity, Contentment, Tolerance, Self-Study and Letting Go is the message of Niyamas Yoga Abidjan through Assanas (physical practice), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation.
Maria Marco, who I met in 2017 in Mysore, India, came to Abidjan and inspired us on how to reach out to the local community in Ivory Coast through her experience as a humanitarian activist and yoga teacher, and thus Yogafrica was born.
Yogafrica brings awareness and practice of yoga and its benefits to the local community. Our ultimate goal is to touch lives: the life of the giver and the life of the receiver through SEVA (community service). Our mission is to celebrate diversity and unity through tools that allow us to know and understand ourselves and others.
NIYAMAS FOR YOGAFRICA
The purpose of the merger of Niyamas Yoga Abidjan and Yogafrica is to inform our community that the income from our activities (classes, events, retreats, workshops...) goes towards improving the lives of the needy.