Africa Yoga Project Co-Founder

A global force, Baron Baptiste has been influential on the international and American yoga scene for over two decades. His message and the methodology of Baptiste Yoga have produced powerful results with hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, and his work continues to be a source of enormous influence across the planet.

Baron was born into a family of health, yoga and philosophical educators and he couples the lessons learned from his own true-life experience, hardships, and personal breakthroughs with his gift of a relatable uplifting teaching style and his ability to empower peoples bodies and minds, both on and off the yoga mat.

First and foremost Baron considers himself a student of life, of possibility, and of his own practice.  He is not a spiritual, moral or religious teacher of any kind, nor is he a guru or spiritual master of any sort; he makes no claim to having any special brand of wisdom or enlightened knowledge. Baron is inspired by sharing his experience and contributing to others by teaching from the body of principles and distinctions that make up Baptiste Yoga and from his own upbringing and training in yoga and transformational practices.

Baron has been instrumental in transforming the face of modern yoga in America and many of his transformational yoga methodologies have become a part of society’s popular thinking on well-being. He’s authored four books which have been translated into more than twelve languages.

"In an instant, we can turn the arrows of strife into opportunities for profound change if we simply learn to relax with what is." ~ Baron Baptiste


Empower youth to step into their greatness


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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You can take class at the Shine Center when you’re in Kenya or hire a private instructor in any of the countries we have teachers in. Click the email icon above for more information!

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