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ROC has been carrying out yoga and meditation sessions with the female and male youth at the Princess Royal Belize Youth Hostel since April 2017 (ages 14-19 years). The program a mindfulness centering session lasting about 10 minutes then an asana practice. Normally around eight to 12 girls and 10-16 boys attend the classes each week for approximately an hour. Currently two classes are held Tuesday and Thursday.
Feedback from the youth have revealed that Yoga to help them sleep and some have said they use he tools the learn in class off the mat to calm down when they are angry and to relax when they feel anxious. ROC plans to start a Yoga Teacher training through Om Shanti Belize School of Yoga with selected students in April 2018 providing entrepreneurship and employment opportunities to them after they graduate and leave the Hostel.