Yoga in Africa? Yes, Yoga!

Posted on April 3, 2012

Hey, My name is Billy and I am the Community Relations Coordinator for the Africa Yoga Project. Yoga in Africa? Yes, Yoga!  I have been practicing yoga for the last five years. I have taken up a consistent practice in the last two years and inside this time I have been able to work on myself – both on the mat and off. I have been removing layers of “stuff” that stop me from being my most powerful self.  Things like Pride, fear, failure, hatred, the list is endless, took away my balance on the mat. In my practice I have been able to work on getting my center. Once in a while they sneak in , which is how human I am, it is then very powerful for me to find the few minutes in a day when I can be  physically present to these challenges of life and work a way to find balance. That is, on my mat, being with my body at the time.ahhhhhh! Best feeling ever!

“Giving back in Kariobangi Social Hall”

Through Africa Yoga Project and Baron Baptiste, I have been trained to teach and share this wonderful practice. Although our project actually takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, in environments that may be very different from where you are reading this, what we are experiencing is GLOBAL and relates to each and everyone. We created this blog to create a space where we can share and connect.  In addition to that, one major catalyst to our growth is feedback. Do you feel inspired? or may be not?  We want to hear from you. Feel free to comment  and connect on this space.

Written by africayogaproject — October 27, 2012


Manny Sanchez:

Awesome! truly inspiring!!!!

April 19 2012 at 09:04 AM


So excited to have a space to learn, share, create and connect! Thanks Billy!

April 19 2012 at 04:04 AM


Africa Yoga Project truly inspires me! I feel so fortunate ithat I got to experience transformation in Kenya and I am excited that I can continue to live it by internet posts and blogs. Thanks for sharing Billy!!

April 19 2012 at 10:04 AM

Africa Yoga Project:

Thank you Manny!!

April 19 2012 at 09:04 AM

Pam Rader:

It is wonderful to get to stay connected to you and what’s happening with AYP! Very inspiring indeed! Thank you for taking the time to share.

April 19 2012 at 11:04 AM

Africa Yoga Project:

You are welcomed Paige!

April 19 2012 at 10:04 AM

Africa Yoga Project:

You are welcomed Lori, it is 100% driven by amazing people like you! Thank you for sharing your time with us! Much love.

April 19 2012 at 10:04 AM

Meg Katz:

When I was in Nairobi, last July for the first AYP Seva Safari, I had the pleasure of meeting Billy and attending a yoga class that he lead. It was (and most likely will always be) the BEST yoga class I have ever experienced. The way he incorporated dance into the practice, the energy and passion for life that he shared and the community that he created with us was exhilarating and inspiring! I will never forget the day, the practice, or the person…Thank you Billy!

April 19 2012 at 07:04 PM

luca Richards:

Thank you Billy you are a constantly a powerful SOURCE of inspiration.

April 19 2012 at 12:04 PM

Africa Yoga Projecta:

You are so welcomed Pam! Thank you for taking the time to read!

April 23 2012 at 03:04 PM

Africa Yoga Project:

You are most welcomed Pam!

April 23 2012 at 03:04 PM

Africa Yoga Project:

Wow Meg, thank you so much for sharing that. You caused leaders in your time here and Billy is one of them!

April 23 2012 at 02:04 AM

Africa Yoga Project:

Amazing Becca, thank you for being one of us!

April 25 2012 at 09:04 AM

Becca Baer:

Africa Yoga Project has been a recent inspiration in my life. Although I have not been able to travel to Kenya, I am putting on an event for AYP at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Thank you for motivating me to part of something bigger than myself.

April 25 2012 at 08:04 AM

Africa Yoga Project:

Thank you so much mike, big is not possible without small. Small is also in itself big. We acknowledge!

May 16 2012 at 05:05 AM

Mike Lockwood:

AYP rocks! I am privileged to be a part of it in small way.

May 12 2012 at 12:05 AM

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