Communities in West Africa Find Healing and Balance Through Yoga

May 26, 2016

Yoga has become so popular in the U.S. that studios are now as common as Starbucks coffee shops. But in other parts of the world, the practice is still getting its footing. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports how one Marin yoga teacher’s travels to Sierra Leone planted the seeds for that war-torn country’s first community yoga studio.

Yoga Strength is Sierra Leone's only yoga program registered as a community based organization.
Credit courtesy Yoga Strength

Vernonica Geretz had many lasting memories with Yoga Strength in Sierra Leone. Here she shares a phrase in Krio, the country's language, that symbolizes her mission.

Find out more about Yoga Strength at their website Geretz is currently fundraising to pay for travel expenses to Sierra Leone and back. She plans on sharing her experience with the group this summer on her blog.