A message from Joëlle Sleebos - International Yoga Teacher and Founder of Dharma Project
My life and work are all about connection through the gift of yoga. During the yoga retreats and events I organise (in South Africa, Bali, Sri Lanka, Spain & Italy), I encourage people to reconnect with themselves, to authentically connect with others and create a space of inclusivity. I love collaborating with passionate and conscious brands and proudly wear and promote Symbols on Silk.
In 2016, during my level 2 teachers training at Radiantly Alive Yoga in Bali, we were all asked to think of a way we could give back and create a Dharma Project. While meditating, I came up with a way I could give back and decided to organise the International Day of Yoga (IDY) in Cape Town. Little did I know, that this event was going to grow into an annual yoga celebration and that I now own my own NGO called Dharma Project. It focuses on giving back to the community and making yoga as accessible as possible for everyone.
This year’s IDY will take place on Saturday 22 June 2019 at a lovely new serene venue, 14 Hope Street in Gardens. Entries are free but participants are encouraged to donate to Earthchild Project, a charity very close to my heart. This NGO goes into underprivileged schools and teaches yoga and life skills to children. It is presently working with over 3,500 children in 8 schools in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill. For just R250 one child is provided with weekly yoga classes for one year!
We are very happy to welcome back Symbols of Silk to our yoga market this year and thank them for their kindness and support.
We look forward to seeing you all at this year's IDY2019 to unite the yoga community in Cape Town and surroundings, to celebrate the gift of yoga and to support raising funds for Earthchild Project!. Securing a spot is essential, tickets are available on my website.
You can view Symbols on Silk's beautiful range of yoga-inspired designs at https://symbolsonsilk.co.za/collections/yoga-inspired-1