Yoga for Congo Women

by Eric Mayars
(USA)

Congo is one of the deadliest places and has had some of the deadliest wars on the earth. To date, four million people have lost their lives. Are you thinking of what can be done about this or how can you help these victims? Well you can help.


An organization named ‘Yoga for Congo Women’, is a non-profit organization that helps the affected women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ann Richmond once read an article about Women for Women International, in a yoga journal. The article read that they help the surviving women in this war to again start their life. Ann tried to read about Congo and said

“I was stunned, and felt ripped open inside. I had to do something."
She then participated in a Run for Congo Women, inspiration struck, and she said
"I could see how yoga could interweave with knowledge and empowerment in a truly unique and beautiful way. On that day, Yoga for Congo Women was born."

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