I completed my level one training in 2009 with Baron Baptiste. Afterwards, we started volunteering around Nairobi looking for kids to teach. This is when we started the outreach component to AYP’s model. So I started to teach outreach classes in Kibera, to people of all ages. Right now I primarily teach kids, and really enjoy the time I get to spend with them. A kids class has to be filled with fun and activities to keep them interested. You get to learn a lot from kids in this way. I teach outreaches at Langata Prison for kids, and I assist other teachers with their outreach classes. I’d like my students to get the community connection that I have gotten from yoga.
In practice, want to bring every kid to the present moment so we play games, chant, and have engaging activities to get the kids’ minds off of other things that are going on in their lives. I want the kids to feel loved most of all; feel the connection among us.When we come to the yoga class we are one. There is no differences among us, yoga brings us all into oneness, and I love the connection I share with the kids in this way. I also teach private classes, mostly students from ages 2-13. I love yoga because it makes me come back to my purpose and has taught me moral principles, like how to live with people in the right way, to communicate, to relax. It also has allowed me to travel to different places that I haven’t gone before in order to teach yoga.