By jimbo Graves
Posted in Africa Yoga Project Blog, on April 18, 2013
Linci Abraham, South Africa
Linci is one of our 200 hr scholarship students who heard about the opportunity through Facebook. She has been teaching yoga to little children in challenging environments. She came to learn and develop new skills for teaching yoga. She wants to reach more people, more ages and more communities.
What did you learn during your practice teaching?
"It was very inspiring to see how different people from different parts of the world can come together through practicing yoga. A 'language' that is so universal and requires nothing but a willing heart. I've learnt that I can be a teacher and a student at the same time."
What is an experience that inspired you?
"Being able to only teach with my body, no words, in acknowledgement to the deaf students with us, gave me the wisdom to understand that my body in itself is very powerful."
Yoftahe Manyazewal, Ethiopia
Meet Yaftahe, or as we know him, Yof. He came to Kenya from Ethiopia to fill up his mind, body and spirit as much as he possibly could with the knowledge of this 200 hour teacher training program. Each and every day Yaf shows up with a brightness in his eyes and a willingness in his being to grow and learn.
In Ethiopia he has already started an organization that speaks to people's innate greatness. He is the founder of Shega Fest for Greatness. Shega is a word in his language that means a state beyond awesomeness. Yaf explains, "Shega Fest is a Greatness platform with the vision of letting people explore greatness and spread greatness on their way."