“Yoga saved my life” may sound like common hyperbole, until you hear the story of Walter Mugbe. Growing up in Kenya, his mother had little money to support her five children, so Mugbe took it upon himself to try and make a living. At 7 years old. Unfortunately, the fastest way to make a buck [...]
And every so often we’re inspired by a story of yoga for good! Sam Chelanga is a distance runner living in New Hampshire, though his roots lead him back to a remote village in Kenya where clean water is scarce and can be cause for disease. But Chelanga wants to change that. So far he’s [...]
These are some wonderfully beautiful photos of yoga in Kenya. We’ve seen by now how yoga has affected people the world over, from the east to the west and back again, with non-profit organizations and yoga teachers alike helping it to make stops along the way.
Tis the season of giving and we were moved to share this fundraising mission in the event that you might feel moved to contribute. We received an email yesterday from a woman named Thandiwe Ogbonna. In it she explained how she is raising money to participate in Africa Yoga Project’s Seva Sefari yoga teacher training in Kenya this [...]
Meanwhile, in Kenya, thousands of women, men and children participate in 350 free weekly yoga classes as part of the growing boom of yoga in Africa. The Africa Yoga Project, founded by Paige Elenson in 2007 started small, but has now expanded to over 80 trained yoga teachers from local areas providing classes to the [...]