The last time we checked in with the Sonima Foundation, its website was under construction.
That work now is done. You can check out the new, and I think it fair to say improved, site right here.
It has a breakdown of the yoga curriculum, under its “Healthy Bodies” program, that runs from warm up to a recover stage. The poses will look familiar — although not all of them, if you’re just sticking with Ashtanga.
It also cites the rationale behind bringing health and wellness programs to the K-12 system. Facts such as 70% of parents reporting their children experience stress from school and homework.
There’s a missing factor to address those challenges. To quote the Foundation: “In short: self-knowledge.” (Wasn’t I just talking about that?)
And, for those interested in its development from the Jois Foundation, there’s a history page:
Two years after its initial conception, the decision was made to change adopt the name “Sonima,” in order to represent a broader strategy and evolving tactics. The vision remains the same: health and wellness for children.
The Sonima Foundation continues to pay tribute to the life and work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, a man who dedicated his life to practicing and understanding the philosophical and practical implications of yoga. His mission was to provide joy, peace, and harmony.
That just touches on a small part of what the site now offers in terms of information, background and, yes, opportunities to support the foundation’s work.
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