ALL GENERATIONS: FAMILY SEVA SAFARI

July 16th - 25th Africa Yoga Project will be hosting its third All Generations Family Seva Safari July 2015. This is an amazing opportunity for families and loved ones to travel together, to experience a new culture and connect as a family on a Kenyan adventure. Have you been looking for a chance to serve? A chance for your children to serve alongside peers from around the world?  This is YOUR opportunity to reach out as a family and really make a difference! This adventure will be lead by Monica Mallo, Karen Torrone and Billy Sadia. Together they have created a heart felt itinerary designed for you and your family to connect deeply to the environment, to new Kenyan friends and to one another. You will get the chance to work side by side with other Africa Yoga Project families to build lasting friendships, all while opening the door to new cultures, people and ideas. On this journey, we will take you out of the city and into the Abedare Mountains to work with Flying Kites Orphanage. Together we will execute a sustainable community project driven by the needs of the amazing young children at Flying Kites. 

If you have ever wanted to go on an international adventure with you and your family to explore, learn and laugh, while contributing to the development of sustainable projects that positively impact others, then this is the program for you!

Itinerary

July 16th:

All participants will arrive in Nairobi by 4:00 p.m on Thursday. We will arrange to have you picked up at Nairobi 's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. We will then take you to the guesthouse to meet up with the rest of the group. Program orientation begins at 6pm sharp. If you arrive a day early there will be optional trips to the giraffe center and elephant orphanage.

July 17th:

Friday we will start off with a morning yoga practice and give you a chance to get on your mat, sweat off your jet lag, and meet a few Africa Yoga Project teachers. After practice, we will embark on a service project in the city where you will get your first chance to experience the impact of the Africa Yoga Project in the community. In the evening, we will head back to the guesthouse for some more orientation activities, dinner and an evening check-in.

July 18th:
Saturday morning will be your first yoga class at the AYP Shine Center. This is Africa Yoga Project's largest weekly community class, and it will give you a chance to meet many of the Africa Yoga Project teachers and other members of the Africa Yoga Project's yoga community in Nairobi. After practice, you will have more time to get to know the Africa Yoga Project teachers over lunch. In the afternoon we will visit another Africa Yoga Project outreach class. In the evening we will return to the guesthouse to share our experiences over dinner and enjoy an evening meeting.

July 19th – 22nd:
From the 19th through the 22nd, we will be in full swing of the Family Seva Safari service project. This will be your time to put into action what inspired you and your family to embark on this journey. You will be in full contribution with your group and the Africa Yoga Project community on a service project at a an orphanage and school in rural Kenya.

July 22nd - 24th:

The group will travel to our new accommodations near Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. This will be the opportunity to go on game drives, walking safaris, boat rides and bike rides, all will be a chance to explore and experience Kenyan wildlife. On Friday the 24th we will wake up for one more yoga class and breakfast in the beautiful African countryside before departing back to Nairobi. We will stop for lunch along the way and return to the guesthouse to prepare to travel home. We will arrive at the guesthouse in the afternoon to settle back into our rooms and digest the week of adventure. We will come together for dinner and an evening check-in to share the experiences of our travels.

July 25th:
Saturday morning we will wake up, enjoy a full breakfast and join the Africa Yoga Project community for one more yoga class at the Shine Center. You will have time after practice to enjoy the company of the Africa Yoga Project teachers and students. After we will have a final celebratory lunch together as a team. It is then time to say those last goodbyes before we arrange for you to be dropped off at the airport in time for your flight home.

Investment

The financial commitment for the Seva Safari Family is:

  • Deposit = $500 per person (required payment to reserve spot)
  • Program Fee = $1,500 per person (includes deposit)
    • Covers: Food, transportation, accommodations, and park fees
    • Doesn’t Cover: Airfare or personal items such as gifts and snacks
    • This is not tax deductible
  • Fundraising Commitment 
    • $4,000 for participants 18 years and older
    • $2,000 for participants under 18 years old
    • Covers: Service projects we will be working on and the continued work of Africa Yoga Project.
    • These funds are tax-deductible