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.

2014 - 2015 Upcoming Seva Safari Trips

Kilimanjaro: Expand Your Vision

August 3rd to 12th, 2014

Africa Yoga Project is opening a brand new adventure into the heart of east Africa - Climbing Kilimanjaro. Co-led by John Fortin, triathlete and life long yogi, alongside Billy Sadia, Development Director of Africa Yoga Project. Come to the top of Africa with the Africa Yoga Project community on this world class adventure.

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

September 4th - 13th, 2014

Join Africa Yoga Project teachers in their Masai community and help educate on good health and hygiene, teaching others how to be responsible for themselves, their families, homes and neighborhood.  This will be an amazing opportunity to experience the community where AYP has been empowering others for the past 6 years.  Your hands will get dirty and your heart will overflow with love! 

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Kilimanjaro: Expand Your Vision

December 29th, 2014 - January 7th, 2015

Celebrate the New Year on the Rooftop of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. You won’t soon forget standing on top of the world’s highest mountains, taking in a full 360 degree panorama of Tanzania’s countryside and the friendships you will build along the way.  This amazing journey will leave a long-lasting mark on your soul.

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South Africa: Be the Light

January 22nd - 31st, 2015

Journey to Cape Town, South Africa joining Leah Cullis and Jessica Micheletti for a 50 hour immersion teacher training and be a part of the expansion of Africa Yoga Project’s mission. You will directly impact our world through hands-on service and connection, empowering local leaders to create sustainability.

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AcroYoga: Root to Rise

February 12th - 21st, 2015

Embody grace, ease and joy within AcroYoga.  Join Amy Impellizzeri, Africa Yoga Project Ambassador in this Elemental Immersion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Healing Arts in Nairobi, Kenya.  Observe and experience the wildlife of Kenya on the safari portion of this trip to Lake Naivasha.

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Breaking Ground & Forging Pathways: Africa Yoga Project Yoga Teacher Training

April 2nd - 14th, 2015

Earn your 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate while contributing to the African Yoga Projects mission of educating youth in East Africa.  Experience exponential personal growth, practice and learn alongside new AYP teachers, emerging leaders and other powerful people from around the world.  Witness this energy first hand in Nairobi, Kenya - April 2015.

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Explore Service, Sanskrit and Studies with Mitchel Bleier

May 14th - 23rd, 2015

Mitchel Bleier will be joining us in Nairobi, Kenya teaching workshops on Sanskrit, yoga philosophy, alignment and therapeutics. Learn alongside fellow Africa Yoga Project teachers and students and on the safari portion of this trip, experience the wildlife of Kenya at Lake Naivasha.

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Sierra Leone: Serve Awaken Energize

June 22nd - July 1st, 2015

Lead by Suzanne Cary, this Seva Safari will be held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Practice and learn karma yoga or the service of yoga.  "Live your life with purpose and meaning, true yoga starts when you walk off of your mat. Learn to be conscious of the intention behind every decision and strive towards your best life."

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All-Generations: Family Seva Safari

July 16 - 25, 2015

Africa Yoga Project will be hosting its third All Generations Seva Safari July 2015.  Be part of a sustainable community project driven by the needs of amazing people in another part of our world.  This adventure will be an excellent opportunity for families to experience, connect and work with other families to open doors in a new culture.

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Discover Service | Explore Kenya

August 1st -10th, 2015

Michelle Johnson will lead this Seva Safari focused on social justice in Nairobi, Kenya.  Learn how your practice can make a difference in our world on and off the mat.  Observe and experience the wildlife of Kenya on the safari portion of this trip to Lake Naivasha.

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Kilimanjaro: Expand Your Vision

Aug 22 -31, 2015

Expand your vision and PLAY BIG!  Join Africa Yoga Project on a 10-day journey that draws you into the world of international service and takes you on a climb to the top of one of the world’s most amazing mountains.

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Uganda: Yoga and Adventure

September 3rd - 12th, 2015

An awesome adventure awaits in September! Come to Uganda and join the African Yoga Project for white water rafting on the Nile River, silent meditation in the mahogany forest, community yoga classes taught by local teachers, and a sustainable service project in the local community in Kampala.

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LOVE. TEACH. SERVE. 

October 8-17, 2015

Come experience and explore Nairobi, Kenya with the African Yoga Project and like-minded, adventurous peers.  You will push the limits of your teaching abilities, discovering your New Edge.  Be service in action with AYP - promoting peace and possibility.  

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Bring Your Yoga to Life

November 5th - 14th, 2015

Come to Kenya and immerse yourself in the joy of service.  Join Tryphena Chia and Betty Kong and the African Yoga Project in Nairobi, Kenya where you will find greatness of action in a place of beauty and wonder.  You will be immersed into physical service work and will help the teachers and AYP continue to offer free classes to the bright and energetic faces that show up every day.

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Yoga for the Special Child Training Program

Nov 29 - Dec 8, 2015

Learn comprehensive theory and practice of Yoga therapy for babies and children with learning and/or developmental disabilities from Sonia Sumar.  This 7-day training course will teach the medical contraindications to certain asanas.  Yoga is for everyone.

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Fundraisers for Future Seva Safaris

February 2014

Adriane Boff dos santosAngela Truckey | Anne BrittAzi Maroufi | Charlotte WaldmeirChelsea Valmoja | Chelsea Vickers | Dana Flynn | Delia BaronKatie MacKay | Kelly Robinson | Lotus Love Seva TeamLaurel Fitts | Leo Rising | Masha Gorod | Nina Lora | Victor Colletti

April 2014

Amanda Britton | Andrea Mitchell | Andrea Sanchez | Angela InglishBilly Smith | Brian Straub | Camilla Monteiro | Camilla Monteiro | Carina TaliaferroCaroline Rencken | Chelsey VickersChesley Long | Ching Ching YouEmily WallEmma Lipchultz l Franciose BarkatGiulia BalestraHolly Ouellette | Jason PooleyJenna Aidikoff l Jessie Benson | Kate TaylorKrystyl Young | Laurie OrlandoLindsay Kidd | Leyla Ahmet | Madison KellerMeaghan MielnichukMegan Crouch | Meredith Walsh | Michelle Taylor | Molly Block | Monica RossiNatlee Valego | Nikki Eason | Rachelle Briscoe l Renee HeiszSamantha Griggs l Sandra Godley Stacy Bick | Terri Bahr | Trina Rowell

May 2014

Angelic Cheah | Betty Kong | Chin Sun Wong | Chiu Hing | Corrine Favre l Dee Cheung | Harriet Chong | Jacqueline Soon l Jennifer Collins | Phaik Suan Pang | Selina Mak | Simon FraserTryphena Chia 

June 2014

Amy Zambrano | Bonnie Vozar | Daryn Jackson | Jeanne CenturyJessica Charles | Julie Kiddoo | Manuella Izaacs | Sara Duncan

July 2014

 Fletcher FamilyHeisz Family | Jen DicaroRobinson Family | Silvera Family

August 2014

Alexis Casal | Alicia Stevens | Andrew PetrilloArley Sochocky | Cathy Hott | Curt Calcaterra | Cynthia Winslow l Debbie Smith | Eric Rust | Hugh Ryder | John Fortin | Kelly RuehlKelly McCoy | Kerry Moeller | Laura Calcaterra | Pip BestMike Cheliak | Miranda Craven | Pip Best | Shelley Lowther | Trish Marek-Fortin | VML

September 2014

Asha Sahijwani | Ana Sorys | Fran Lewbel | Jooin ImPip Best | Robert Abbott

Future Seva Safaris

David Allard | Jessica & Brandon Jacobs | Marissa Tingle | Miranda Adler | Patrick Sabatini | Robyn FreemanSarah Fiorelli | Shannon Moller

See what past Seva Safari participants have to say about their experience...

"I joined the Seva Safari in an attempt to help and maybe, in the process, change just one persons life for the better. It turned out that the life that was changed, was my own." - Meg Katz, Seva Safari July 2011

"Seva Safari is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow--beyond writing a check, it's a hands-on chance to work with Kenyan teachers and yoga practitioners to create real community change. I came away ignited to create people-oriented change in my own community, and I'm continually inspired by what I learned about the role that individuals can play in creating wellness worldwide." - Emily Goligoski, Seva Safari July 2011

 

 

"Seva Safari transformed my life and my perspective. I made new friends from all over the world. We worked together to build a community center in Kibera. I saw first hand what a small, committed group of like minded people could accomplish and it left me inspired. AYP made it possible for me to find ways to spread and share my love, leaving me feeling inspired, powerful and eager to share more love everywhere I go. I encourage everyone to embark on a Seva Safari trip and challenge yourself and discover who you are. We are all more powerful and capable than we think." - Caitlyn Saxton, Seva Safari July 2011

“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.