Our mission

Our mission is to share the benefits of mindfulness and yoga, and to provide a peaceful space and a supportive community in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Welcome to Ituze Mindfulness & Yoga Center

Our mission is to share the benefits of mindfulness and yoga, and to provide a peaceful space and a supportive community in Kigali, Rwanda.

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About Us

The Ituze Center is the only center in Rwanda that is fully dedicated to teaching yoga and other mindfulness practices. We offer weekly classes and mini-retreats at the center in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, Qigong Tai Chi, as well as workshops in Breath-Body-Mind. We also provide outreach classes in yoga, mindfulness and Breath-Body-Mind to a variety of populations. The Ituze Center is a quiet, peaceful space which provides a healing environment for our guests and an opportunity to develop a mindful…
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Our Services

Ituze Center offers a variety of classes and workshops

Yoga

What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India 5000 years ago, but which has evolved over the millenia as it spread throughout the world.  Today, most yoga traditions involve a combination of physical movements, meditation and breathing practices that improve health and wellbeing.  A regular yoga practice has been shown to […]

Mindfulness and meditation

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, observing things how they are, in a non-judgemental way. Its very easy to be constantly caught up in our thoughts, thinking about past events or planning for the future, and when we do this, we forget to notice and appreciate what we have right […]

Breath – Body – Mind

Breath-Body-Mind is an evidence-based therapeutic practice developed by Dr. Richard Brown, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry Columbia University, and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry New York Medical College. Breath-Body-Mind combines gentle movements with voluntarily regulated breathing practices which have been scientifically shown to help alleviate a wide range of physical […]

Qigong Tai Chi

Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as “chi”), […]

Testimonials

  • I am so happy and grateful to find a place, a community to share and learn my meditation practice on my spiritual journey. Fantastic idea and very much needed in Rwanda.

    Auxilie

  • Thank you so much for the warm welcome, inspirational yoga, and providing such a calm and happy place in the middle of Kigali. I’ll miss it when I go home.

    Kate

  • This training was AMAZING! I’d recommend it for every team and leader in the organisation. The ability to shut off from work and focus on personal mindfulness, leadership, and emotional intelligence should be a requirement at [our organization]. I loved how the meditations were incorporated into the training to teach the ‘practice’. Brilliant overall!

    Participant in Mindful leadership and emotional intelligence training

  • Ituze has been an amazing saving grace on our trip to Rwanda. Everyone here is so kind and dedicated to teaching yoga and mindfulness. I loved being in this tranquil space! Ituze will be our Rwanda home forever!

    Anjali, Visiting instructor

  • I believe the classes with Cecilia have been the most continuous ones I have ever had. Each morning there was a class I got up with such positive emotions that contributed to the fact of never wanting to miss a class. I have tried different types of yoga in different places but Cecilia actually taught […]

    Laura

  • We’re so grateful to have found this haven. 🙂 Thank you for the magic yoga, the wonderful tea and books too! Truly beautiful. Favorite Kigali spot for sure…

    Phoebe and Matt

  • I have learnt a lot from this center: physical fitness, mind relaxation, and social values. The center serves much to Rwandans. Thank you founders and instructors.

    Jean-Marie

  • My second day in Rwanda and the morning started off great. I arrived at the beautiful mindfulness and yoga centre for a Breath-Body-Mind workshop. It’s not just a beautiful place. I loved meeting great people here too, warm, welcoming, and insightful. I look forward to a good time for the remaining days. Someone already told […]

    Juliet

  • So happy to have a space like this in Kigali. A great place to escape to for peace and rejuvenation.

    Sarah

  • Very welcoming space. Joseph led the class with vigor, enthusiasm, and confidence. He created a space that was peaceful, open, and safe. This is its magic, because it is something we need more of in this world.

    Miles

  • Awesome power yoga and tai chi classes before a long flight. Definitely worth visiting if you’re in Kigali

    James Macdonald

  • When your aura is clean, you see through things more clearly so as Pranic Healer doing Meditation & Yoga helps us to reconnect with our own Soul.Indeed, I really appreciate & enjoying Ituze Center environment and the team thereby making #Rwanda & The Earth more harmonious and peaceful.

    Kirenga Cya Sezisoni

  • Great yoga classes that are the perfect balance of asana, meditation and bhakti. Lovely and peaceful location with a warm yoga community.

    Stephanie Tam

  • At Ituze Center they trust in the ancient wisdom of Yoga and can lead others with grace into a powerful weave of integration allowing mind, body and spirit to come into true alignment.

    Luc Dupond

  • Weekly attendance at Yoga class is mandatory to my well-being. I deeply appreciate the manner in which Aline designs her classes. For me each class is a form of Yoga poetry. When I leave her classes, I feel spiritually polished as though I have experienced a deep form of prayer.

    Claire Uwera

Our Team

Our core team assures that classes run smoothly on a daily basis.

Meet our team!
  • Cecilia

  • Joseph

  • Aline

Blog

Amazing articles about Yoga and Our Center that are both exciting and instructive.

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Mindfulness Meditation

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Breath Body Mind video on YouTube.

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More YouTube videos

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Yoga and the immune system

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Ituze Classes during lock-down

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