Roots is the name of our non-profit association registered & established in Belgium in 2015.
Our statutes outline our intentions & mission
“The purpose of the association is to improve and support the physical and mental health of individuals, as well as their spiritual fulfilment, to foster the development of community awareness and ethical living, through the sharing of teachings from ancient wisdom traditions, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness and relaxation. To strive to make these teachings accessible to all sectors of society, including marginalised groups.”
We have a community of members who attend our classes and we are also asked to provide support to external organisations and institutions (including European institutions, private companies and organisations within the health sector).
We regularly organise fund-raising classes & events supporting charities here in Belgium and abroad.
We have a solidarity sliding scale fee system in which those who can pay more subsidise those who cannot pay. Nobody is turned away through lack of financial means.
We believe everyone should have equal access to these valuable teachings and techniques. Our activities are open to people of all social identities & socioeconomic status, including all ethnicities, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, religious beliefs and cultures.
In May 2020, Susanna Malzacher, our dear friend, creator and founding member of the Asbl, practitioner and teacher of Qi Gong, artist and architect, died after living with different forms of cancer for over 10 years. We suffered a terrible loss but were also determined to continue the work and activities of the association and be inspired by the life and qualities of this remarkable woman, Sanna.