” Madiba reminds us that: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.” Love comes more naturally to the human heart, let’s remember that truth. Let’s see it as our North Star, let’s be joyful in our struggle to make that truth manifest here on earth so that in 100 years from now, future generations will look back and say, “they kept the march going, that’s why we live under new banners of freedom.”
Excerpt taken from the speech delivered by former US President Barack Obama at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
To celebrate Mandela Day, we invite everyone to get together at the historic Constitution Hill in Braamfontein and work through 27 yoga poses to honour the great courage and beauty of the late Nelson Mandela. Many of the poses remind us of the strength and compassion of Madiba: hero pose, humble warrior pose, mountain pose, fierce pose and many more.
This event supports the neighbouring organisation Lefika La Phodiso – Community Art Counselling and training Institute. They use art counselling to help youth affected by traumatic experiences. We are inviting 50 of their young clients to participate in the event.
This year, the event will take place on Sat 21st of July, on the Freedom Square at Constitution Hill. The course of events is as follows:
9.30am: welcome and registration
10.00am: start of yoga session on Constitutional Square
11.15am: (optional) start of guided tour around Constitution Hill
The yoga session is R120 per person, and you can choose to sponsor a local Lefika child for R60. Should you wish to go on a guided tour of the venue (Walk with Madiba), it is an additional R100.
Collection Drive: bring any clothes, blankets, books, toys which you no longer need and donate them to our local charity.
Proceeds of the event will be shared with Lefika La Phodiso Institute.
Contact: Steven on 0728352525 or www.yogaworks.co.za