Who We Are

ABOUT US

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.

Our Vision

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.


Our Mission

ROC carries out its mission through three facets of work under which we do all our programs. These areas of work are:

  • Wagner’s Youth Facility (Kolbe Foundation/Belize Central Prison)- Michelle
  • Female Section (Kolbe Foundation/Belize Central Prison)- MIchelle
  • St. Martin De Porres School in Belize City- Victoria
  • Maude Williams High School (Teachers & Students) in Belize City – Victoria
  • Holy Redeemer RC School (Teachers & Students) in Belize City –Michelle
  • St. Peter Claver RC School (Teachers & Students) in Punta Gorda- Jonah
  • Punta Gorda Methodist School in – Jonah
  • Forest Home Methodist School in Punta Gorda – Jonah
  • Mafredi Methodist School in Punta Gorda – Jonah
  • Toledo Community College in Punta Gorda – Jonah
  • The Punta Gorda Hospital – Jonah
  • Marla’s House of Hope (Belmopan) Freda
  • King’s Children Home (Belmopan) Freda

10 yoga teachers (4 Female Residents of the Kolbe Foundation/Belize Central Prison) have been certified through ROC at Om Shanti Belize School of Yoga

8 yoga teachers received full scholarships to attend SVYASA Yoga Research University in Bangalore, India through a collaboration between The Government of India (The High Commission & Consulate of India to Belize) and ROC.

2019 SVYASA Scholarship Recipients are:

  • Maryam Abdul Qawiyy
  • Sitnah Blease
  • Keesha Arzu
  • Andrea Reneau

ROC also offers support to teachers who want to open their own Yoga Studio and/or start a Community Base Organization.

  • Free Twice Weekly classes for The University of Belize for Faculty and Students – Eda
  • Stress Relief & Self Care classes for Mind Health Connect – Michelle
  • Welcome Resource Center, Belize City – Michelle
  • Free Children’s & Senior Yoga classes in Placencia – Jarka
  • Free Community Class in Placencia – Brice
  • Free Tai Chi Classes for Seniors in Belize City – Huayu
  • Stress Relief Classes for Pilgrimage Foundation Delegation visits. – Michelle, Freda, Jonah
  • All Saints Primary School (Teachers and Students) in Belize City
  • Dorothy Menzies Children’s Home in Belize City
  • Stress Relief Classes for the Forensics Department (Countrywide) within Ministry of Health
  • Community Class in Sand Hill Village

Developing Areas

ROC, through Committee Members, the following  programs are being developed:

 

Jaen Nieto Amat (Dev Hari Kaur): Environmental Awareness