I joined Africa Yoga Project (AYP) community in 2012. My interest and involvement was sparked after my brother introduced me to his friend who was a yoga teacher. In 2013, I applied and was chosen for the AYP Teacher Training scholarship to become a teacher. The inspiration to teach yoga came after my first yoga class. I felt relaxed, calm and connected to each and every part of my body, and the reason to why I decide to join AYP was because of the love, unity, connection and the community that they gave me on my first day and that I continue to receive.
That April, I attended a two week intensive teacher training led by founder Paige Elenson and other facilitator from the United States I thank God that I managed to complete it. After the training, I chose to give back to my community through teaching yoga in children’s homes, adults in social halls, and assisting other teacher’s classes. It was a three month commitment of service and afterwards I was enrolled to join Africa Yoga Project.
I am now a 200hrs certified Baptiste yoga teacher, 200hrs certified yoga teacher with AYP, certified AYFit Acro Yoga teacher, and I work as a receptionist on weekend at Africa Yoga Project. I teach 5 classes a week in various locations around Nairobi. You can also find me working in the AYP studio where I teach every Saturday 4:30 PM, sub as studio manager and other teachers' yoga classes.
Yoga has made me a better person and it has helped me in many aspects of life. For instance; it has taught me the importance of being there for others, being patient, and also learning to let go of some things that don’t serve my life. My main influence as a teacher is to give back to my community and transform other youth through yoga.
I like making new friends and connecting with people from all corners of world.