In this captivating interview with Okurut George, we get a glimpse into his experience and identity—one that is forged in the realms of yoga and dance. With more than a decade of practice, George dedicates much of his time to teaching the youth in his local community of Uganda. George works with hundreds of kids, developing the mindset and skills to maintain inner peace. He has choreographed amazing children’s dance performances in partnership with Mission Uganda and other similarly aligned organizations. Dance and yoga are a core part of George’s identity, and he loves to share these incredible forms of self-expression with others.
Throughout this discussion, we delve into the power of self-expression, channeled through yoga and dance. George shares his personal journey and highlights the transformative role these disciplines have played in his life and the lives of those he’s inspired. We cover the wider implications of self-expression through yoga and dance, exploring how these practices can foster inclusivity, build community, and transcend language and cultural barriers, enabling individuals from diverse backgrounds to connect and understand one another on a profoundly human level.
As we embark on this enlightening conversation with George, we explore the deep impact that yoga and dance can have on individuals and communities, and reveal the unspoken language of the heart and soul.
Can you tell us a little more about your personal journey, and what led you to discover dance and yoga?
“My journey started with breakdancing in 2012 during my ordinary level vacation in Kampala. It’s from here that I started moving out and got some skills in breakdance. When the time came for me to return to school for advanced level of studies, my luck ran out; I could not further my education because my family didn’t have the money…”