Your journey through the AYP Academy starts with your 200 hour yoga teacher training. Upon completion of this training, you will be ready to teach an "Outreach" class in your community. "On the mat" yoga trainings are ongoing through the entire AYP Academy program where you will continue to build your skills and confidence as a yoga instructor. This may also include opportunities for additional yoga certifications both in Kenya and abroad. The AYP Program includes a minimum of 1200 hours of "on the mat" learning and yoga instruction.

Scholars Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Certifications 200 hour
Teach 3, Assist 2, Jan-Apr, Teach 5 May-Dec
Baptiste AYP
Teach Outreach classes 3 outreach 6 mo 5 outreach 5 outreach January - June
Assisting Weekly Assisting Art of Assist
Teach 1pm class 6 classes each per year
Baptiste Methodology Required every year
Yoga Electives Acro, Hatha, Kids, Special Needs, Ashtanga,etc
Facilitation Required year 3: Open to all years
Level 2 Required for Baptiste Cert. Offered every 3 years
Level 3 &
Adv. Art of Assist

The AYP Academy also includes 'off the mat' programming over a three year period detailed in the chart below:

Year 1: The Foundation

Year 2: The Expansion

Year 3: The Internship


MODULE 1: Personal Empowerment

Additional Module 1: Legal

MODULE 2: Introduction to business

MODULE 8: Entrepreneurship

MODULE 12b: Using Technology and Social Media to Enhance Your Business

MODULE 3: Business Ethics and Core Values

MODULE 9: How to start your own small business

MODULE 13: Operations Management

MODULE 4: Introduction to business finance

MODULE 10: Writing an advanced business Plan

MODULE 14: Leadership and Managing People

MODULE 5a: Communication and Customer service

MODULE 5b: Communication and Customer service

MODULE 15: How to create your own website

Module 6: Time Management

MODULE 11: Marketing, Branding and Sales

Module 16: Advanced Finance

Module 7: Introduction to Computers

MODULE 12a: Using Technology and Social Media to Enhance Your Business

Additional Module 3: Interpersonal skills

Additional Module 2: CPR Training

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The Mission

We train Global Wellbeing Leaders in & from Africa

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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Africa Yoga Project delivers global wellbeing in and from Africa. We practice and teach Yoga with a deep conviction that the potential to change the world lives in each of us. Our bodies and minds must be connected in order to create lasting change. We deliver tools to bring wellbeing to the world, one body at a time.

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