Africa Yoga Project: Building Economic Empowerment For Kenyans

October 2013

The Network Journal

Read full story The Africa Yoga Project (AYP) aims to empower, educate, elevate and employ people in East Africa and globally through the practice of yoga. AYP, which is a nonprofit in the U.S. and registered non-profit organization in Canada, uses yoga to support economic development and alleviate poverty by creating a local market. They offer 350 free outreach yoga classes a week that reach more than 6,000 people. Paige Elenson and Baron Baptiste founded it in 2007. The initial focus was Kenya.


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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