SEVA SAFARI, THE SERVICE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Seva is the Sanskrit word for “selfless service” and safari is the Swahili word for “journey or trip”. On a Seva Safari trip with Africa Yoga Project, that is exactly what you will be getting – a selfless service journey. It is a trip that will change your life and the lives you touch forever.Any one of our Seva Safari trips will leave you with a deeper understanding of your purpose and how you are being for others. Our team works with you to ensure the experience begins the moment you register! Seva Safari promises to reignite the way you see the world around you, energize the relationships in your life, and inspire a greater enthusiasm for being of service. If you have ever wanted to go on an international adventure to explore, learn and connect, while contributing to the development of sustainable projects that positively impact others, then this is the program for you. Our trips are driven first and foremost by the needs of the local community. Each trip is a new adventure. Through daily yoga practice, working closing with the Africa Yoga Project team and personal development, this trip has proven time and time again to be the journey of a lifetime.
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2016-2017 Upcoming Seva Safari Trips
KENYA 2016- igolu Personal Power and Wholeness Seva Safari
September 15 - September 24, 2016
Africa Yoga Project is excited to announce our first ever igolu Personal Power and Wholeness Seva Safari.
igolu (pronounced I-Goal-You) is a movement committed to the highest good within ourselves while supporting the highest good in others–together creating a greater good for all. igolu works best in groups so people can come together to create and support the best in each other. This Seva Safari is an exciting opportunity to connect to your own personal power and learn to create and co-create goals that elevate humanity.
KENYA 2016 - Let's Get Down to Business
November 3 - 12, 2016
Africa Yoga Project invites you to join Sarah Smith this November for a 10 day service adventure that gives business professionals, entrepreneurs, and yoga teachers the opportunity to share the knowledge and skills that have made them successful. During this seva trip, participants will deliver a curriculum to AYP teachers and leaders that will allow them to discover, learn and practice new business, professional and entrepreneurial skills that they can use in professional yoga and fitness environments.
KENYA - YOD Seva Safari
June 1 - June 10, 2017
Join Owner of Minnesota Power Yoga, Danielle Jokinen, for the FIRST ever YOD Seva Safari! You will find leadership through your service in the community as well as in your 3 day YOD training. Remove the blocks in your life. Strengthen your body and mind. Empower your spirit and live in integrity to live a life of possibility.
What we promise you will receive from this trip:
KENYA - Musical Roots Seva Safari
June 29 - July 8, 2017
The June 2017 Seva Safari will be hosted by Small World Yoga Founder, Liz Veyhl and Shakti Power Yoga Owners, Kelly Carter and Lauren Farina from Nashville!! This amazing team of leaders is excited and pumped up to bring Nashville to Nairobi! They have created an itinerary that will allow you to explore the musical roots of Africa, while bringing some of Nashville’s own unique musical notes to Kenya!
Re-Define Family: An All Generations Seva Safari 2017
July 20 - July 29, 2017
Time flies. We’ve all said it. We are busy people with busy lives moving in a hundred different directions. We have created this Seva Safari to be an opportunity for family and friends to create extraordinary adventures through being of service. From morning wildlife game drives to afternoon service projects to evening yoga, this Seva Safari will spark the spirit of family fun, adventure and connection.
Skill in Action 2017 - On the Mat and In the World
August 3 - August 12, 2017
“Yoga is Skill in Action ” -Bhagavad Gita
Africa Yoga Project invites you to join them in Kenya in August 2017 on a 10-day journey to experience service work through the lens of the intersection of yoga and social justice. We will explore how our transformation on the mat inspires us to make transformation to create a just world.
The August 2017 Seva Safari will be led by Michelle Johnson, a yogi, social worker and ambassador with the Africa Yoga Project.
KENYA 2017 : Shift Your Vision Seva Safari
June 15 - 24, 2017
Join Shelley Lowther on a Seva Safari like no other as we help Africa Yoga Project create it’s first business model! Shelley Lowther will bring her business Beetnix Superfoods and Jucie Bar to Kenya and teach the AYP team a sustainable business from the ground up. Join us and plant a community garden at an orphanage; teach safe service practice, marketing and business practices; create new possibilities for jobs, growth and sustainability in Kenya. We will be followed by a documentary film maker as we start the garden and juice bar!
2015 - 2016 Seva Safari Participants
March - South Africa
April - Kenya
Abby Burke | Alyssa Pizarro | Chelsea McNabb | Christin Harrison | Cynthia Whitman | Hanna Von hafenbradl | Jack Boken | Javier Gonzalez | | Jo Gumbley | Laura Papenhagen | Omniya Baghdadi | Renee Canzoneri | Samantha Griggs | Shivani Naidoo | Stephanie Deetsch | Suzie Newcome
July - Kenya
Karen Torrone (Trip Leader) | Alder Family | Rachel & Sutton Delong | Adrian Gheorghiu | Adriana Gheorghiu | Jennifer D'Orazio | Tania Lutz | Dawn Rizzo | Kiera Rommel | Nicole & Madelyn Scariano | Schweppe Family | Kerry Sullivan
August - Kenya
August - Tanzania
October - Kenya
October / November - Kenya
Christina & Dan Houston (Trip Leaders) | Julie Baldwin | Sasha Blake | Steph Cantu | Allen Clutter | Valerie Jalufka | Jill Krisl | Dinah Lin | Margaret McLean | Gayatri Parikh | Kendra Penry-Clutter | Nolane & Julien Vanvoren | Marijke Vela | Corrina Young |
Future Seva Safaris
| Miranda Adler | David Allard | Tryphena Chia | Hing Chiu | Jennifer Collins | Robyn Freeman | Sarah Fiorelli | Simon Fraser | Jenna Hilgenberg | Jooin Im | Jessica & Brandon Jacobs | Heather Kasey | Robin Lowery | Shannon Moller | Patrick Sabatini | Michelle Sweezey | Marissa Tingle |
See what past Seva Safari participants have to say about their experience...
"Seva Safari was a trip of a lifetime. I created connections while in Kenya that will last a lifetime. Attending the Seva was the most powerful and incredible experience I have ever had. I conquered fears, created connections and came back home lit up, inspired and ready for anything. I learned the value of self acceptance. To embrace and love myself as I would another. Working with all of the different cultures was so powerful and life-changing. I haven't laughed that hard since I was in college."
- Julie Kiddoo, Seva Safari 2014
- Daryn Jackson, Seva Safari 2014
“The Seva Safari Trip is guaranteed to change your life; way of being; and over-all perspective. The combination of yoga practices, daily sharing and reflecting with Africa Yoga Project teachers and students, and the daily challenges and tasks, encourage penetrating transformation that inspires overall connection and openness. This trip gives you a taste of authentic Kenyan cultures, while taking you into the heart of what Africa Yoga Project is all about.” – Lauren Mackenzie, Seva Safari July 2011.