Samson Muhalia

I began yoga in 2009 with the Africa Yoga Project, which just like my practice was beginning from scratch. When I started practicing yoga, I had suffered from back problems for 16 years. Within three months of consistent practicing, I was healed! Through such a miraculous experience I knew I had to devote my life to practicing and teaching yoga, empowering others through its greatness. I was trained to be a yoga instructor, and then began assisting. After assisting for one solid year, I became a certified AYP Instructor. Afterwards, I had to find my own outreach classes to teach. In 2011, I trained within the 200 hours program and started outreach classes in Kangemi. These were the first yoga classes brought to this area and so I originally began instructing them through P.E. to integrate the physical practices of yoga and then the instrumental intentionality behind the yogic philosophy.

In 2013, I became certified through Next Generation Yoga to lead children’s classes. In the same year I gained my Anatomy Training for postures and functionality and also achieved my certification for Art of Assisting. I completed my Baptiste Level II training in Malindi, with Baron Baptiste himself and then attained my official Certification as a professional Baptiste Yoga Instructor.

Within my time at AYP, for the past five years, I have committed myself to growing the service projects and outreaches. When Seva Safaris and Ambassadors of the Africa Yoga Project visit Nairobi and the Shine Center, I work as a liaison between AYP and the communities to ensure their work done and time here is productive and enjoyable for both parties. Currently, I teach outreaches, empower other teachers, and coordinate all the service projects. I work to empower other yoga instructors by teaching them the Baptiste methodology, the Journey into Power sequencing, and enlightening them to their own possibility of greatness. For the outreaches, I take account for what is missing and what is needed; for instance mats and ensuring the classes are running smoothly. Finally, for the service projects, I plan the entirety of their schedule from the physical projects (building schools, planting gardens, etc.) to the outreaches they attend.

In my spare time, I teach private classes for those looking for an evening or late night practice. I am hoping to expand my reach and teach more private and group classes throughout Nairobi. I love making connections with new friends from all realms of the world and would love to hear from you.

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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