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.

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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.

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KENYA - AcroYoga with Amy

February 10-12 & February 16-18, 2017

Join Amy for an experience of a lifetime where you can choose to join in on one or both trainings. AcroYoga will create a new boldness within you and if you are ready to take that on as a refresher, or looking at stepping into a new adventure, you want to join our 3 day AcroYoga Immersion. If you are looking to also step into your leadership as an AcroYoga teacher and practitioner, check out and join us for the incredible 3 day AYFit Training February 16-18.

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YOD Seva Safari

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:

1. Learn how to teach YOD
2.Disrupt business as usual and create possibility
3. Opportunity to learn how to blend high intensity, strength, power yoga, all in one
powerful, relaxing and life changing class.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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2015 - 2016 Seva Safari Participants

March - South Africa

Brianne Butler | Jackie Stein | Janice Cotto | Joel Strehle | Marie and Mike Anderson | Michelle Sweezey | Rachel Dolan 

April - Kenya

Abby BurkeAlyssa Pizarro | Chelsea McNabbChristin Harrison | Cynthia Whitman | Hanna Von hafenbradlJack Boken | Javier Gonzalez | | Jo GumbleyLaura PapenhagenOmniya Baghdadi | Renee Canzoneri | Samantha Griggs | Shivani Naidoo | Stephanie Deetsch | Suzie Newcome

July - Kenya

Karen Torrone (Trip Leader)Alder Family | Rachel & Sutton DelongAdrian GheorghiuAdriana Gheorghiu | Jennifer D'Orazio | Tania LutzDawn RizzoKiera Rommel | Nicole & Madelyn Scariano | Schweppe Family Kerry Sullivan

August - Kenya

Michelle Johnson (Trip Leader) | Mary Beth Bardin | Jessica Charles | Jeff Herrick | Moronike Laleye |  Maggie McDowell | Ellese Nickles Beth Schultz 

August - Tanzania

John Fortin (Trip Leader) | Audra Herman | Cathy Hott | Oz Idlibi 

October - Kenya

Shelley Lowther (Trip Leader) | Christy Samuelson | Corrie Crane | Hannah GradyKady Warble | Mary Gavin

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 AllardTryphena Chia | Hing Chiu | Jennifer CollinsRobyn 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


"In addition to making lifelong connections with passionate new yogi friends from around the globe, I came home with renewed vision personally, professionally, and as a yoga teacher. The way AYP does team and community gave me a clear direction for how to move forward with the studio I own here in the States. My experience was invaluable, and I can't wait to go back!
I learned more about trust and compassion in 2 weeks with the Maasai and the AYP team than in years of therapy. I should have started with AYP years ago! These new relationships and friendships have reframed the way I see my own life here in the States, and I'm so thankful to bring just a taste of the totally uninhibited joy and enthusiasm from the AYP team home."
Daryn Jackson, Seva Safari 2014

Africa Yoga Project delivers global wellbeing in and from Africa. We practice and teach Yoga with a deep conviction that the potential to change the world lives in each of us. Our bodies and minds must be connected in order to create lasting change. We deliver tools to bring wellbeing to the world, one body at a time.

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