Each Wednesday, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments. This Wednesday, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Beauty Boois, a local yoga instructor.
Boois, whose yoga journey began five years ago, received a scholarship from the Africa Yoga Project to complete a Yoga Teacher Training in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, she has established her own yoga business, ‘Yoga By Beauty’ which offers group, private and corporate yoga classes as well as hosts yoga events and partakes in community outreach.
Check out Beauty’s interview with UNIC Windhoek! Read along as she describes her yoga journey as well as shares her thoughts on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Continue reading
The International Day of Yoga was proposed by India at the 69 session of the United Nations and was commemorated for the first time last year on 21 June 2015. This years’ observance highlights the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. In light of this observance, UNIC Windhoek learned more about yoga from Beauty Boois, the owner and instructor at Yoga By Beauty.
Boois’ yoga journey began five years ago, when she learned about Surya Namaskara, a yoga sequence known as ‘sun salutation’. She then became very interested in deep breathing, meditation and the physical practice aspects of yoga and established a daily practice and shared her yoga journey on social media. People began to approach her for guidance and lessons, and in 2013 Boois began teaching yoga for free once a week at Parliament Gardens.
After a year of teaching, she received a scholarship from the Africa Yoga Project to complete a Yoga Teacher Training in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, she has established her own yoga business, Yoga By Beauty, through which she offers group, private and corporate yoga classes as well as hosts yoga events and community outreach.
Boois explains that yoga has positively impacted her life, in more ways than one. “I’ve largely used yoga as a form of therapy, by expressing myself through the different poses, by sharing my practice with others, by becoming a more compassionate, tolerant and calm person through meditation and learning to let go of things that do not serve me and using every set back to grow and transform into the person that I want to be,” Boois says. Continue reading