YOGA 4 KENYA
In 2024 Conscious Corner hosts an educational project for Community Health workers in Kenya. At Yoga4Kenya, we introduce the science and practice of bodywork & breath / nervous system regulation to youth and measure its impact on acute stress levels, self-esteem & emotional resilience.
Support us in this pilot project to institutionalise consciousness & develop pillars for a society anchored in self-awareness, compassion and courage.
In collaboration with Kenya School for Integrated Medicine in Kwale, Kenya.
Research supported by Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, professor at the University of Gent (Belgium).
About the project 'Yoga4Kenya'
A pilot study
A pilot study to measure the potential benefits of yoga / wellbeing practices to create a scientific framework for self-esteem and emotional resilience to be implemented into the field of healthcare and beyond.
When & what?
In January 2024, students will learn all about the theory and science of yoga (brain, nervous system/ vagus nerve and somatic bodywork) and practice daily yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation.
Techniques & tools
To introduce techniques for self-regulation and intentional action and test their effectiveness with a group of 20-40 students (with control group). Reduce stress-induced reactions and and increase (self-)awareness to promote freedom of choice.
A unique approach
Existing research has examined the link between ‘yoga and burn-out’, yet little research actually aims to tackle / manipulate the mitigating factors of self-esteem and emotional resilience. This study bridges theory & practice.
Spirituality as the key to societal change
Together we bridge science & practice and unite beyond differences through a shared wish for personal, social and environmental wellbeing. Yoga4Kenya is an educational platform to embrace and embody care of ourselves, our community and our planet through awareness.
Education for transformation
Knowledge is the key to empowerment, as intentional change starts with awareness and motivation.