Who We Are
Rhythm of Change (ROC) Belize is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and implementing activities that bring forth individual, social and environmental changes in our country. ROC is proud to be using innovative approaches such as yoga, mindfulness and other forms of wellness to promote peace-building and equality between men and women, to mend broken families, in order to create better communities in Belize.
Rhythm of Change, Belize (ROC) has a vision to take the transformational and healing powers of yoga and mindfulness meditation to all corners of Belize and to the most vulnerable people. Yoga and meditation have been scientifically proven to improve mental and physical health. We at ROC believe that we can heal Belize with the programs that we do.
ROC carries out its mission through three facets of work under which we do all our programs. These areas of work are:
ROC creates Peace building and Social Transformation through programs such as yoga and mindfulness meditation sessions at the Belize Central Prison and the Belize Youth Hostel as well as sessions with the children at St. Martin’s de Porres Primary School and our Gang Rehabilitation Teacher Training. We take the healing powers of Mindfulness Meditation to educators and other personnel working with youths to help them in their work.
ROC provides Internationally Recognized Yoga Teacher Training Certifications through it’s yoga school. These training are offered to the inmates at the Belize Central Prison (Kolbe Foundation) and to the young women and men at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel (independent living preparation). These programs emphasize using yoga and mindfulness to educate those in vulnerable populations on self sufficiency and training them for future employment thus breaking a cycle of violence, discrimination and incarceration.
Through this area of work ROC has programs such as providing community classes for children and adults in Corozal Town (Corozal District), Seine Bight Village (Stann Creek District), Punta Gorda Town, (Toledo District) and Belize City (Belize District)