Project “Santosha” is an effort to raise funds to provide education and yoga to underprivileged children in the villages surrounding the small town of Latur, India. 100% of the money raised by Santosh Maknikar’s yoga classes and workshops are donated to this project.
Santosha संतोष means contentment, satisfaction. It is one of the niyamas (or fundamental precepts) of yoga as listed by Patanjali. Contentment is described in various ways, but can be most easily explained as not requiring more than you have in order to be at peace. Project Santosha aims to join people in good will across the globe and foster contentment among both those who donate to the program, as well as the children living in the small village where Santosh Maknikar was raised.