Amit Ray, yoga writer and professional, once said “Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”
If this is the case, then the most inspiring poet at Calicanto is Beatriz Cañas, CAPTA yoga teacher.
She has been with us for a year and has already changed the lives of the women that have studied with us.
She tells us that she became interested in the Foundation when another volunteer, Nori Falconi of American Airlines, took her to a CAPTA graduation.
These events are some of the most important activities that the Foundation plans and the experience brought her to our doors with mats, exercise clothes, and a mission: make sure that our CAPTA women exercised, relaxed, and left her classroom as more fulfilled people.
Beatriz believes in the power yoga has, not only over the body but over the mind. She tells us that her support is psychological in nature and that, through breathing techniques, she helps the women control their emotions, value themselves, and raise their own self-esteem.
But what does she get from this experience? When the mats are rolled up and the women go back to their other classes, what does Beatriz take home with her?
“In CAPTA, I grow spiritually. I grow as a person and a woman and I do what I do with great happiness and passion for these women. The experience has been very enriching and it’s satisfying to see the change of each woman that participates in the program.”
With volunteers like her, we can rest easy knowing that our women will graduate with a greater physical and mental health. Beatriz teaches them to be authors and poets of their own bodies.
On behalf of CAPTA and the Foundation, we thank you for your support.