Africa Yoga Project
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.
Africa Yoga Project in Numbers...
Yoga is part of an enormous – and growing –world wellbeing market.
In the US, over 36 million people practice yoga and spend more than $16 million on yoga classes, apparel, and products.
Globally, the wellness industry represents a $3.7 trillion market.
More than 70% of Kenyans are under age 30, and they face a national unemployment rate of 40%.
AYP is helping young people in Kenya and in 13 other African countries to increase their employability and tap into the economic opportunities of the wellness industry.
Theory of Change:
If marginalized youth complete the Africa Yoga Project’s (AYP) Academy – which amplifies AYP’s use of yoga to increase incomes, service/civic engagement, and builds the wellbeing industry – those youth will lead the industry in Africa.
Employability – More than 200 young people, trained as teachers, are earning a living wage
Civic Engagement – More than 300 free community outreach classes are bringing yoga to some 6,000 people in 80 locations (schools, orphanages, prisons, special needs centers, community rooms, and Maasai villages)
Wellness Value Chain – every week, over 300 people from all walks of life gather at our Shine Center to practice yoga as a community
And all over the world, people like you are getting involved, ready to lead the change in their own communities. Join us!
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You don’t have to be a yoga teacher, or even practice yoga. Paige (the Co- Founder of Africa Yoga Project) said straight up, we need humans. Even more specifically Africa Yoga Project needs male humans to mentor their male teachers. Nothing against us ladies, they need us too. It is just that at this moment there is a greater need for some men folk to participate. All the details on what it takes to be a part of this amazing project are on the web! If you have specific questions please don’t hesitate to ask us we will help you get the answer!More Info
If a selfless journey, or seva safari is calling you please look into the amazing adventures Africa Yoga Project has available. We are looking forward to participating in one in the near future and have heard they are absolutely life shifting experiences!More Info
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If you are interested in learning more about Africa Yoga Project and all they are up to please visit: www.africayogaproject.com