Programs are aimed to encourage repair and reconciliation processes with the goal to contribute to an integral, long lasting and sustainable peace. We are inspired in the Satyananda Yoga integral yoga tradition
SHANTI PROGRAM - REPARATION AND RESPONSIBILITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE JUVENILE DETENTION SYSTEM (SRPA IN SPANISH) THROUGH YOGA AND DANCE
This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Fundación Bolívar Davivienda and the ICBF.
Since 2015, the Shanti program has been in development in Bogotá, Cali, Medellin and Tunja with young people deprived of their freedom in the ICBF juvenile detention system. Thanks to the project, the participants have increased their perception of individual well-being/emotional health and develop inner skills to outline their life project. The project also includes the relatives of the young people with whom we work, self-care and care tools, as well as guidelines to support the project of life of young people..
Viveka program for coexistence
This project is carried out thanks to the support from the Bolivar Davivienda Foundation and Prosperidad Social.
The Yoga for coexistence project was developed in the context of the program Vivienda de Interés Prioritario from the National Government, which seeks to contribute to coexistence skills through a Yoga Program.
The project Yoga for coexistence demonstrated that through Yoga the variables that have the most impact within a community can be improved.
AHIMSA PROGRAM -YOGA FOR REPAIR-
This project is carried out thanks to the support from the Bolivar Davivienda Foundation and the Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas.
The program has been carried out for 2 consecutive years (2013 and 2014) serving 400 victims of the armed conflict in 9 municipalities recognized through justice and peace laws (Barranquilla, Mampuján, Sabanagrande, San Juan Nepomuceno, Soledad, Aracataca, Fundación, Reten y Zona Bananera). The intervention seeks to reduce the emotional suffering of the participants and contribute to the social tissue reconstruction in communities affected by violence. A study was performed in charge of Universidad de los Andes with the objective to measure intervention impacts. The study results are statistically significant and we will soon publish the results of the research.
AHIMSA PROGRAM -YOGA FOR RECONCILIATION-
This project is carried out thanks to the support from the Bolivar Davivienda Foundation and the Agencia Colombiana para la Reintegración
The program has been carried out from 2010 to 2014 serving demobilized soldiers diagnosed with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the cities of Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Armenia, Villavicencio. The sessions consist of diverse Yoga practices to manage and understand their symptoms and recover functionality. A study was performed in charge of the Universidad de los Andes with the objective to measure intervention impacts. The study results are statistically and clinically significant and were published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
SANTOSHA PROGRAM -YOGA FOR SCHOOL COEXISTENCE
SANTOSHA PROGRAM -YOGA FOR SCHOOL COEXISTENCE- CERTIFICATION COURSE IN PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND SATYANANDA YOGA® AS A TOOL FOR SCHOOL COEXISTENCE (2013-2014)
This intervention was performed in alliance with the Secretaria de Educación de Cundinamarca.
The program is oriented to provide tools for teachers and coexistence coordinators for the implementation of the “Ley de Convivencia Escolar” (Law of School Coexistence) (1216 of 2013) in educational institutions. Simple tools are promoted from Yoga for the encouragement of healthy school environments that support all the theoretical content. A study was performed in charge of the Universidad de los Andes with the objective to measure intervention impacts. The study results are statistically and clinically significant and were published in the Educational Research and Evaluation Journal (2015).
Ahimsa: Term of Sanskrit origins which means absence of violence. It is one of the yamas described in Pataniali’s yoga sutras, and it denotes a general attitude of wellbeing towards the whole world.