Yoga for all .Africa Yoga Project is bringing the amazing benefits of yoga to a diverse mix of people in Kenya. From their website:
"Yoga has empowered millions of people across the world by supporting physical, mental and emotional health, facilitating authentic personal expression, building supportive communities, and inspiring positive actionto contribute to others. We are dedicated to delivering all that yoga has to offer to the diverse communities of East Africa, while at the same time providing opportunities for members of the global yoga community to participate and contribute."
These guys believe in accessibilty. Their outreach has included classes for the deaf, for women in prison and for other marginalised groups. You can take classes at a very reasonable price, 7 days a week, or visit the free community session on Saturdays. As the counter on their website announces, the project has trained 52 yoga teachers who are earning a living wage; it runs 250 free classes each week in the slums of Nairobi and; reaches 5,000 people every week!
Over to youYou must check out the Africa Yoga Project website - it’s inspiring stuff (don’t forget to ‘meet’ the teachers). If you’re fortunate enough to live in or visit Nairobi, I compel you to try out a class. Make me jealous - tell me how you found it.