The School aims to evaluate the effectiveness of its intervention by ensuring that it integrates research into its Pilot Project at Village Tods Educare Centre.

Research Report, University of the Western Cape (Oct 2015)
Title: Stakeholders’ experiences and perceptions of the ‘Life is Yoga’ programme at Village Tods Educare Centre
Authors: Patience Chimwaza, Retha Laubsher and Shanen Smith
Supervisor: Nikki Vermeulen

Research Pilot Programme

Purpose of Research

To show that Integral Yoga makes a difference to the lives of children between the ages 3-6 years old.

The results of the research will be used in promoting ‘Integral Yoga’ and illustrate its impact, which will also be used in securing funding towards the establishment of Children of Light School managed on Integral Yoga principles, whilst being aligned with government legislations and policies.

To show how the Integral Yoga programme impacts on the lives of children.

To provide insights, so that the Integral Yoga may be revised if necessary, in order to increase its effectiveness.

Research design

Pilot Programme at an existing school, the research will be conducted at Village Tods Educare and shall be on a qualitative basis.

The ages of the children that will participate in the research shall be between the ages of 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6 years.

Currently there are 100 children at Village Tods Educare school

Determined outcomes of Life is Yoga programme

  • Improved physical skills
  • Improved mental skills
  • Improved emotional skills
  • Improved spiritual skills
  • Improved social skills

See research published in 2018


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