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.