Certified Instructor with 200 Hour Training, Level One, Level Two, Art of Assisting, and Next Generation Kids Yoga
My first introduction to yoga was through my brother, who taught at the Africa Yoga Project’s Shine Center. After he passed away, I was invited to partake in the AYP 200hr teacher training. At the time I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I never had much interest prior and even when I would find my brother sitting cross-legged, I would question what he doing! I attended my first class, which was the Saturday community class, and felt very uncomfortable with the assists, being in a room full of sweaty people, and having to introduce myself in front of the entire class to explain how I found yoga. Regardless, a week later I began the teacher training. The training was filled with so many different people and personalities, which made me feel more comfortable because most of my colleagues were also new to yoga. Each day that passed, I felt more and more comfortable and inspired to deepen my practice and to want to teach others.
After the 200hr training, I went to the coast to complete Level Two, lead by Baron. It proved to be incredibly difficult, but simultaneously rewarding. I returned to Nairobi and was luckily immediately able to work for AYP. I am also certified in the Art of Assisting, Next Generation Kid’s Yoga, and am in year four of the AYP Academy program.
Currently, I teach four kids classes through AYP outreaches, located in children’s homes in Zimmerman. In these classes I aim to provide spunk, spirit, and energy to the lives of these youths. I also teach private classes throughout Nairobi, within which I work to intentionally cater the practice to the needs of my clients. You can even find me teaching power yoga every Sunday at Jaffery’s from 10-11AM where all are welcome!