The Light Workshop

The Sanskrit word Namaste means “the divine light in me sees and honours the divine light in you”. The Light Workshop shares the benefits of yoga with underprivileged youth within schools. Many children grow up in harsh circumstances and are exposed to violence, poverty, crime and neglect. Recognising that this reality should not define who these children are, Sanae Sawada brings the healing, self transformative aspects of yoga to help empower learners to recognise the light within. Sanae, an accredited Yoga Alliance children’s yoga teacher has been single handedly pioneering this project since inception.

In order to raise funds and awareness for The Light Workshop, Sanae created Butterfly Kiss. Butterflies are symbols of change, and represent the idea that small changes can lead to big transformation. Using upcycled paper, she teaches people to fold origami butterflies, a process which in itself is calming, meditative and therapeutic. Spread your love, and your wings lightly, like a butterfly, and let yoga light up the world!

  • R100/ $8 sponsors a child through one school term of yoga. 
  • R200/ $16 sponsors a child through half a year of yoga.
  • R400/ $32 sponsors a child through a year of yoga.

Cape Town donors will receive a jar of hand crafted butterflies

Support Children’s Yoga Now (Please use Children’s Yoga and your name as a reference)

For more information, contact Sanae directly on +27 (0) 78 624 4186 or email