Africa Yoga Project + Y12SR Leadership Training
In February 2019, we teamed up with Africa Yoga Project and the incredibly-inspiring Yoga Therapist, Nikki Myers to bring the tools of Addiction Recovery and Trauma-Informed Yoga (Y12SR) to the Nairobi community. Through collective fundraising efforts and on-site training at the Shine Center, over 74 local teachers became certified leaders to offer these transformative tools to their communities.
“Unemployed and underemployed youth in Kenya: ‘Working poverty rates among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is nearly 70% in 2016, translating to 64.4 million working youth in that region living in extreme or moderate poverty (less than $3.10 per day). The region continues to report the highest youth working poverty rates globally.’ according to the International Labour Organization.” (www.africayogaproject.org)
As an organization, Africa Yoga Project’s reach has now extended to 18 countries in Africa, creating job opportunities to earn a living wage teaching yoga. There are a list of ways to support this incredible organization through donations, community activation, online mentorship, seva safaris and teacher trainings. Visit africayogaproject.org to learn more.
This mini-documentary was made by local filmmakers, Routes Adventures.