During the years Isabelle spent in South Africa, she created INHALE YOGA, a non profit branch of her studio EXHALE YOGA Capetown which she dedicated to the promotion of yoga in the local townships. Whenever she was teaching in Europe, she donated a part of her income to finance her activity with IKAMVAYOUTH in Masiphumelele, not far from Capetown. By the way, Masiphumelele means “together we are strong” which is very meaningful in this context.
The money was spent to teach yoga, to provide food and pay for transport. Isabelle invited her students twice a month to join yoga classes in her studio in Woodstock. It was an intense, challenging but unforgettable and rewarding experience.
When she left for Europe, Isabelle had the feeling to let the girls of her yoga group down since there was no one to follow up on her work. Therefore she produced a yoga video in collaboration with Jay Mac (filmmaker, vegan chef and Jivamukti yoga teacher) as Good Bye present for her students to allow them practice by themselves. This video can still be purchased on USB stick at the studio and the proceeds will be donated to IKAMVAYOUTH in South Africa.