The Lotus team would like to say a big thank you for continuing to support our studio and special events. We strongly believe that practicing yoga means more than unrolling your mat and is an opportunity to be consciously active in creating a better world for all. This ideal is encapsulated in the beautiful Sanskrit mantra "Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu" which might be translated as "May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute to that freedom and happiness for all". We are all here together, in yoga: unity.

Knysna Education Trust 
The Lotus Studio provides ongoing sponsorship of a child's pre-school education through the Knysna Education Trust, a valuable gift for the future, not only of the individual child but our country as a whole.
The KET works on the premise that every child deserves at least one good meal a day and the right to reasonable pre-school care and competitive pre-school education. This enables children from disadvantaged communities to obtain a sound, integrated education, thereby empowering them to take their rightful place in building and benefiting from a prosperous Southern Cape of the future. The trust extends this work to upgrading local educational facilities and materials and training teachers. Visit www.knysnaedutrust.co.za for more detail.
Yoga in Rheenendal
Lotus teacher and Rheenendal resident, Tine, offers a class for women in the country suburb. Tine feels it is important that the practice be available to all and that travelling to the studio is beyond the means of many. She reports that classes are growing and that the women are feeling many and varied benefits from their weekly yoga class. For more information contact Tine at tine@knysna.co.za
Knysna Animal Welfare Services
Mahatma Gandhi said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Knysna Animal Welfare does amazing work in our community for the health and welfare of domestic and stray animals. Lotus Studio has made contributions of blankets, food and cash to support this work. Visit their Facebook page for the latest news and information about animals looking for families and friends.

Thembalitsha Primary School
Jane and Kevin have been offering a weekly yoga class ending with some meditation at Thembalitsha primary School in Concordia for the past 2 years. Rotary very kindly donated the funds for the purchase of 20 yoga mats, and most times there are 20 or more students who attend, generally from grade sixes and sevens. these are very lively classes enjoyed by all. Kama has recently joined the team which is a big help. Thanks to Mrs Laura Matika for her assistance in organising the classroom and students, not always easy!!

If you would like to contribute time, skills or financial assistance to any of these fantastic organisations please contact them directly.


He who sees all beings in his own self
and his own self in all beings loses fear
– Isa Upanishad