Cape Town’s 5th International Day of Yoga to be hosted online on 21 June 2020

Joëlle Sleebos and the Dharma Project are excited to present Cape Town’s 5th International Day of Yoga ONLINE. Taking place on Sunday 21 June 2020 this day unites yogis in celebrating the gift of yoga and supports raising funds for Earthchild Project.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will feature a live online yoga marathon hosted on the @internationaldayofyogasa Instagram account. The marathon will include classes in a variety of styles taught by teachers from throughout the country. Full details of the programme will be announced closer to the time.

Originating from India and acknowledged by the United Nations General Assembly, International Day of Yoga has been celebrated worldwide since 2014. Joëlle Sleebos, a well-known international yoga instructor from the Netherlands, hosted the first IDY in Cape Town in 2016. Since then it has grown from strength to strength.

The event is free but participants are encouraged to donate to Earthchild Project, an NGO that supports underprivileged schools by teaching yoga and life skills to children. It is currently working with over 3,500 children in 8 schools in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill.  For only R250 one child is provided with weekly yoga classes for one year!  During the pandemic, Earthchild Project has been offering teachers and children online learning and is assisting with a feeding scheme at a school in Khayelitsha.

Joëlle and all participating sponsors and volunteers look forward to welcoming all yogis to the live online IDY celebration on the 21 June – uniting existing yoga communities and giving those who have never tried yoga an opportunity to try it.

Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020

Time: Entire day

Event Platform: Instagram Live @internationaldayofyogasa

Cost: Free with a kind request to donate to Earthchild Project

Contact: Joëlle Sleebos

Email address: [email protected]


Tel: +27 71 341  6764