The Ituze Center is the only center in Rwanda that is fully dedicated to teaching yoga and other mindfulness practices. We offer weekly classes and mini-retreats at the center in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, Qigong Tai Chi, as well as workshops in Breath-Body-Mind. We also provide outreach classes in yoga, mindfulness, and Breath-Body-Mind to a variety of populations. The Ituze Center is a quiet, peaceful space that provides a healing environment for our guests and an opportunity to develop a mindful.

Our Team

Our mission is to share the benefits of mindfulness and yoga, and to provide a peaceful space and a supportive community in Kigali, Rwanda.



Aline MAZIMPAKA holds a degree in Social Work from the former National University of Rwanda (Butare). Aline has a 200-hr certification from Africa Yoga Project, 200-hr certification from Zanzi yoga, 300-hr Jivamukti certification, 40-hr prenatal yoga from Shanti Uganda, and she completed a meditation training in Thailand under World Peace. She has been the manager of the Ituze Center since April 2019.

Joseph Maniraguha


Joseph MANIRAGUHA never realized the positive benefits of yoga until he started practicing Yoga. Joseph is a Yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 12 years focusing on Ashtanga and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow. He is certified as a yoga teacher by Project Air and Africa Yoga Project and graduated as BBM instructor at Breather Body-Mind. Now he is an Instructor at Ituze mindfulness and yoga center, where his main goal is to share yoga with the community. He has worked as a yoga instructor for various NGOs, Hotels, and Yoga centers. Fortunately, after feeling the positive healing energy of mind-body union, He dedicated his Career to this service.  Namaste!