James Njuguna

My yoga journey started 7 years ago when I took my first yoga class ever at arboretum park through an outreach program hosted by the Africa Yoga Project. I started practicing yoga as a way to improve my heath and maintaining my fitness routine since. I felt too much stress and lived with fear and depression due to the loss of many friends from crime. Soon I realized that I had gained so much more than a healthier life I had gained a deep connection both on and off my mat. Upon these realizations, I was hooked on practicing yoga consistently. I continued with my yoga exploration by learning many different styles of yoga as well the yogic philosophy through attending various different training and workshop at the Shine Center studio. 

In April 2013 I completed my 200 hours yoga teacher training with Kiersten Mooney, Lisa Taylor and Paige Elenson - founder of Africa Yoga Project. I also completed my Ashtanga teacher training in June 2013 with Sharon Moon, the Africa Yoga Project, and the JOIS foundation. In the same year, I completed the Next Generation Yoga for Kids teacher training with founder and director Jodi B Komitor and successfully completed the Baptiste yoga level two training in Malindi, Kenya. In 2016, I acquired the Basic Anatomy Training for yoga covering anatomical movements, bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves, with an intro to stretching, vital organs and pain with Thomas Parkinson physiotherapist.

Currently, I teach my classes in Nairobi and I am huge proponent of meeting clients where they are located in their own environment and time to deliver private classes.  I guide students to awakening and becoming aware of their own bodies through dynamic vinyasa flow and rhythmic breathing.

My goals is to leave students finish the class with a greater feeling of physical ease and mental relaxation.


Africa Yoga Project Educates, Empowers, Elevates and Expands Employability with youth in Africa using the transformational practice of yoga. Our vision is to create opportunities for youth to step into their greatness and become self-sustaining leaders in their communities.

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You can take class at the Shine Center when you’re in Kenya or hire a private instructor in any of the countries we have teachers in. Click the email icon above for more information!

For general information: info@africayogaproject.org

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