Xoli Fuyani

Since 2010, Xoli Fuyani has been holding space for young women in Capetown, South Africa. Her work empowers girls by teaching them tools for personal growth and development as well as inspiring them to make better decisions for themselves.

Xoli is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher and offers the dance as a bridge to connect under-resourced communities to the wider dance community. She facilitates dynamic, fun, and transformative spaces for young women with an aim to stimulate the girls to find their voices and courage by equipping them with mentorship and leadership training.

Xoli is also a founding member of RisingUpGirls_of Self Love, a mentoring program supporting young women to hold Brave Spaces for young girls, where they can find support and discover new pathways to self-empowerment. Learning to become their own Shero’s.

“The work with Melissa Michaels has been my compass, guiding and supporting my work with groups and young women in South Africa. It’s been a key in my growth and transforming in all aspects of my life. SomaSource training and resources have helped me in fostering an including community and leading through serving others.”