Africa Yoga Project: Here to Be

Your world might be forever changed when you meet our teaching friends Nyakinua and Carolyne from Kenya. You might be invited to visit Kenya on a Seva Safari, mentor an AYP teacher, and you might surprise yourself and be a yes for it! (Kenya is closer than you think!)

Baptiste Yoga is taught & practiced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The practice of Baptiste Yoga supports physical, mental and emotional health, facilitating authentic personal expression, building supportive communities, and inspiring positive action to contribute to others. By using the 3 practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga (meditation, asana & inquiry) change is happening in the communities of East Africa & around the world.

Africa Yoga Project (Click image above to view the video) was founded by Paige Ellison in 2006. While on safari in Kenya with her family, Paige saw some Kenyan acrobats doing handstands in the bush. Although she was told to stay in the jeep, she couldn't help herself. She got out and showed them that she could stand on her hands too!  After the safari, she came back to New York and kept receiving calls from the Kenyan acrobats pleading with her to come back and teach them more. Through Africa Yoga Project, over 6,000 people participate in more than 300 community yoga classes weekly in 80 locations. More than 200 young people, trained as teachers, earn a living wage by teaching yoga to people who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

Join Nyakinua and Carolyne for special classes this week: 

  • Thursday, October 3, 6:00 PM- Seek the Truth

  • Friday, October 4, 4:30 PM- Be Willing to Come Apart

  • Friday, October 4, 6:00 PM- Afro Beats