Serve in the Shadow of Kilimanjaro: Improving the lives of Masai Women

September 4th - 13th 

Join us this September for an amazing experience working hand-in-hand with Africa Yoga Project teachers in their Maasai community. You, along side of the AYP teachers, will play a key role in educating the community about good health and hygiene and taking personal responsibility for themselves, their families, their homes and their community. You will explore the Amboseli National Park and experience the amazing wildlife. This will be an opportunity to experience working in a community that Africa Yoga Project has been empowering for the past six years.  Your hands will get dirty and your heart will be filled.

 


ITINERARY

Thursday, September 4

All participants should arrive in Nairobi by 4:00pm. We will arrange to have you picked up at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will meet the rest of the group during the orientation and intention setting at the Eka Hotel beginning at 6:00 pm. Yoga class and welcome dinner to follow.

If you arrive early, we will offer an optional trip, departing at 10am, to the beautiful Nairobi National Park, Wellington, to see elephants and giraffes.

Friday, September 5

Begin your first day in Kenya on your mat with yoga practice followed by breakfast. We will depart for Amboseli arriving at Sentrim camp in time to relax before dinner. A fun, local dance and movement activity is planned for you in the evening.

Saturday, September 6

Rise and SHINE coming again to your yoga mat where you can set your intention for the first day of service in the Masai community. After your return in the late afternoon and some rest, dinner will be followed by a group meeting.

Sunday, September 7

Day 4 of this Seva starts with breakfast and a wonderful back-bending workshop with Irene. We will leave for the service project late morning where you will work alongside AYP teachers empowering and teaching in the Masai community. Rest and a short meeting will precede dinner tonight.

Monday, September 8

After breakfast, join us on your mat for a special yoga workshop. We will leave for the service project mid morning and at mid afternoon Safari in the Amboseli National Park and where you will experience amazing wildlife. Dinner and downtime to follow.

Tuesday, September 9

We will be starting today on an early morning Safari to the Amboseli National Park at 6:30am, departing for the service project a few hours later. Upon our return, there is a restorative yoga practice with dinner and downtime to follow.

Wednesday, September 10

After breakfast today, we will have Face, Space and Place workshops in Masai and a fun picnic lunch. After returning to Sentrim camp there will be time to rest before dinner with a meeting to follow.

Thursday, September 11

After breakfast today, we will have Face, Space and Place workshops in Masai and a fun picnic lunch. After returning to Sentrim camp there will be time to rest before dinner with a meeting to follow.

Friday, September 12

A special Masai village tour is planned today. You will see the full impact of the efforts the AYP has had over the past 6 years and the contribution the Face, Space and Place Seva is making. We will leave for the Eka Hotel in Nairobi after lunch and meet for dinner with a special evening activity to follow on our last night together.

Saturday, September 13

We will spend today at the Shine Center making our way to Spinners Web after lunch where you will have the opportunity to do souvenir shopping. Our farewell dinner together is planned for 4pm with departures starting at 7pm.


COST

  • The financial commitment for September Seva Safari 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
      • Covers: Service projects we will be working on and the continued work of Africa Yoga Project.
      • These funds are tax-deductible