Kenyan yoga teachers at Charleston Power Yoga, Lululemon as part of Africa Yoga Project

Ever heard of the Africa Yoga Project?

In a nutshell, it’s an effort to train youth in Kenya to teach yoga with the idea of “educating, empowering, elevating and employing” youth in Africa.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 5,000 people have participated in more than 250 community yoga classes weekly in 80 locations. More than 52 young people, trained as teachers by Baron Baptiste, are earning a living wage by teaching yoga to people who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

Read more here

Currently, the Africa Yoga Project is on a “Handstands, Hugs and Highways Tour” of the East Coast, raising money to respond to the terrorist attack in Nairobi.

AYP instructors Catherine Njeir and Walter Mugwe are in Charleston today through Wednesday at CPY – aka Charleston Power Yoga. CPY’s Beth Thomas contacted me via Facebook on Sunday to let me know:

“Hi David! Wanted to share with you we have 2 teachers from Kenya who will be in charleston Mon-Wed of this week teaching at CPY raising money for Africa Yoga Project! They will be co- teaching the 4 p.m.  and 5:45 p.m. classes downtown (today- Monday) and teaching the 5:45 p.m. class.

“(They will be) at both studios Tuesday and a free in store yoga class at Lululemon store (King Street) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with yoga followed by a little wine social.

“On Wed, we are going to do an outdoor gorilla yoga class led by them at 6pm at battery park (the battery), all donation based to raise money for AYP!

“When I got back from Kenya in July my dream was to bring some teachers here and I’m excited its happening!!! Hope you can stop by!”


Here’s the fundraiser we are putting together for Wed pm!

We have created a last-minute Acro Yoga demo/workshop fundraiser for the terrorist attacks in Kenya. we will host it THIS wed Oct. 2nd 6-7pm in Marion Square.


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