Re-Define Family: An All Generations Seva Safari 2017 

Re-Define Family: An All Generations Seva Safari 2017

July 20 - 29, 2017



Re-Define Family: A Seva Safari Service Trip to Kenya 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.

Service Creates Connection

Something remarkable happens when we come together for the purpose of being of service to one another: CONNECTION.

The power of Service creates connection with those you are serving and with those whom you serve with. Creating the mindset and taking action of service, whether through sharing a conversation, painting a school, planting a garden, or practicing yoga, allows for incredible relationships to be formed, grow, and reach new heights of love, respect, and trust. We invite you to join us in July 2017 to discover your connection with yourself and others on a unique journey of service in the heart of Kenya. 

Connection

Connection is the unique quality that makes a Seva Safari experience one of a kind. The Africa Yoga Project has established an incredibly inspirational community of Kenyans and people from around the world. To be on a Seva Safari is to become a part of this amazing family. On this trip, you will connect with Kenyan families, your kids will play with Kenyan kids and you will create new friendships that will stay close to your heart forever. You will work side by side with other Africa Yoga Project families building lasting friendships, all while opening the door to new cultures, people and ideas.

Who Should Attend Seva Safari Family?

Seva Safari Family is for adults and children 6 years and older. This trip is open to families at any level of yoga and/or travel experience who seeks to unite family through service, adventure and connection. It is open to all with a desire to engage in physical giving, listening, leadership training, and a cultivation life skills needed for continued personal growth.

If you have dreamed of going on an international adventure to explore, learn and laugh, while contributing to the development of sustainable projects that positively impact others, then this is the program for you! 

 

Itinerary: 

Thursday 20 July:

6:00pm Orientation

All participants will arrive in Nairobi by latest 4:00 p.m on Thursday. We will arrange to have you picked up at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. We will then take you to the guesthouse to meet up with the rest of the group. Program orientation begins at 6:00pm sharp at Shine Centre. Dinner will be at the Shine Centre. We will spend the evening connecting as a group and creating our intention for our time serving together.  If you arrive a day early there will be optional trips around town.

Friday July 21st:

Friday we will start with breakfast from 8:00am followed by a morning family yoga practice and give you a chance to get on your mat, sweat off your jet lag, and meet a few Africa Yoga Project teachers. After lunch at the Shine Centre, we will travel to an outreach in the city where you will get your first chance to experience the impact of the Africa Yoga Project in the community. In the evening, we will head back to Shine Center for an evening check-in.

Saturday July 22nd:

Saturday morning will be your first Community Yoga class at the AYP Shine Center. This is Africa Yoga Project's largest weekly class, and it will give you a chance to meet many of the Africa Yoga Project teachers and other members of the Africa Yoga Project's yoga community in Nairobi. After practice, you will have more time to get to know the Africa Yoga Project teachers over lunch.  Lunch will be followed by a market place with merchandise made by the AYP teachers and community.   Later in the afternoon we will visit the Giraffe Center and the Elephant Orphanage followed by early dinner and an evening meeting.

Sunday July 23rd – Wednesday July 26th:

Sunday morning depart Nairobi for Flying Kites located in Njambini. From the 23rd through the 26th, we will be in full swing of the Family Seva Safari service project. This will be your time to put into action what inspired you and your family/friends to embark on this journey. You will be in full contribution with your group and the Africa Yoga Project community on a service project at a Flying Kites Orphanage in rural Kenya while enjoying the lush beauty of the countryside

Wednesday July 26th- Friday July 28th:

The group will travel to our new accommodations near Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. This will be the opportunity to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and bird wildlife that thrives at Lake Naivasha.  We will embark on an adventurous bike safari in Hell’s Gate and enjoy a hike in the park. Friday morning we will venture out  to take a boat safari to explore Crescent Island for wildlife viewing.  We will then journey through the countryside, stopping along the way for lunch, as we head  back to Nairobi.   We arrive at the guesthouse in the late afternoon to settle back into our rooms and digest the week. We will come together for dinner and an evening check-in to share the experiences of our travels.

Saturday July 28th:

Saturday morning we will wake up, enjoy a full breakfast and join the Africa Yoga Project community for one more yoga class at the Shine Center. You will have time after practice to enjoy the company of the Africa Yoga Project teachers and students. After we will have a final celebratory lunch together as a team. It is then time to say those last goodbyes before we arrange for you to be dropped off at the airport in time for your flight home.

Investment

The financial commitment for the Seva Safari Family is:

  • Deposit = $500 per person (required payment to reserve spot and is non-refundable)
  • Program Fee = $1,750.00 per person (includes deposit)
    • Covers: Food, transportation, accommodations, and park fees
    • Doesn’t Cover: Airfare or personal items such as gifts and snacks
    • This is not tax deductible and is transferable, minus deposit, within 12 months.
  • Fundraising Commitment
    • $4,000 for participants 18 years and older
    • $2,000 for participants under 18 years old
    • Covers: Service projects we will be working on and the continued work of Africa Yoga Project.
    • These funds are tax-deductible and transferable within 12 months.

Help them fundraise!

Each member of this Seva Team has committed to fundraising $4,000 to conduct a Service project in Kenya and support Africa Yoga Project. Donate to their campaigns at the links below.

Nicole Scariano 

The Kiddoo Family

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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