What we do
The teachings and practice of yoga, the original inspiration and foundation for the Africa Yoga Project organization, continue to be the primary vehicle for our work.
Yoga has empowered millions of people across the world by supporting physical, mental and emotional health, facilitating authentic personal expression, building supportive communities, and inspiring positive action to contribute to others. We are dedicated to delivering all that yoga has to offer to the diverse communities of East Africa, while at the same time providing opportunities for members of the global yoga community to participate and contribute.
We connect those who want to make a difference by sharing their skills and strengths to those who can benefit from that teaching. The exchange is usually mutual and contributes equally to all. Individuals are empowered, relationships are forged, communities are healed both emotionally and physically, and new possibilities are seen and made real.
AYP was created in 2007 to train youth and build the wellness industry so that previously un- or under-employed youth from marginalized communities earn a self-sustaining income as community leaders who have the ability to build healthy, wellness-promoting communities. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, AYP serves diverse, marginalized and/or vulnerable communities. Through partnerships with previously marginalized youth who are now yoga teachers, AYP currently provides more than 300 free classes per week to more than 6000 community members. Since starting in 2007, AYP has trained more than 200 yoga teachers in Kenya to serve across Kenya and beyond.
Empowering through the power of yoga