We’ve finished our Yoga Hall, and now we can get on with teaching Yoga to people in this area of Eastern Province, Zambia.
Raise your glasses, ladies and gentlemen, a toast to the people who donated money, yoga trousers and blocks (the Northern Ireland contingent come in for a whole Jereboam of champagne to themselves for constantly stepping in to support me). A toast to the ladies and gents of this rural community for embracing the project so wholeheartedly. And I give you a toast to the guest of honour, Swami Nishchalananda, who supported me without reservation, gave me the freedom and time to go and oversee the build, and most importantly, gave inspiration.
I’m not going to write any more in this post, because I made a movie that says it all. I’ve tried to paint a picture, first some of the amazing stuff in this part of Africa; the wildlife, the culture, the stark reality of life in the poorest part of the world. Then the movie focuses in on the project and the teachers, through to our opening session where we filled that Yoga hall with enthusiastic local people.
The movie is 20 minutes long…. it’s a documentary not a short taster, so give yourself some time, a good sound system, and immerse yourself in a different world for a while. I thought that those of you who have been involved in this, deserved no less than the whole story. I’ve done my best for you, please enjoy!