Certified 200hr AYP Yoga Instructor, Completed Baptiste Level II Teacher Training, AYFit Instructor, Certified within AYP Art of Assisting
In 2013, I completed my 200hr AYP Teacher Training -- the first held in Nairobi. In the same year, in July, I completed Level 2 of Baptiste Teacher Training in Malindi lead by Baron himself. I have also been certified by AYFit in Acro Yoga, by Yoga Hope in TIMBO Yoga, and AYP’s Art of Assisting in both 2013 and 2015. Through my certifications, I teach 5 outreach classes in Huruma, private Baptiste power yoga and Yin classes weekly, and am interested in teaching corporate classes. Eventually I hope to open an ‘Empowerment Center’ for youth for them to learn various skills (yoga, acrobatics, martial arts, music, beadwork, etc) to show them that they can find purpose and potential within their future.
I was born in Huruma at Mathare Constituency, in Nairobi. I attended primary school in Nairobi and completed high school at my home in Kitale in the North Rift of Kenya. Growing up I wanted to be a professional footballer but because of my size I never stood chance.
After high school I moved back to Nairobi, where I started teaching Social Studies to students in grades 7 and 8 at Gracious Kideo School. It was at Gracious where I found the Africa Yoga Project (AYP). Every Tuesday and Thursday they offered outreach community classes, taught by Ann Njeri. As the games manager, I would organize the schedule for these classes and became curious to my own potential within the AYP community. As I witnessed the influence of the yoga practice on the students, I quickly noticed that those who fully participated in yoga also excelled in school. It dawned on me that I too should turn to yoga to find positive results in my life.
After taking my first class, I felt the change within me; everything moving, becoming lighter, and more empowered. I began my yoga journey by attending Saturday community classes at the Shine Center. Each class, taught by a different teacher, resounded and awoke within me new ways of being. It ignited the spark to stand up in leadership positions for my community.