Empowering Youth via Africa Yoga Project

6 years ago, I embarked on a journey of making a change in my own wellbeing – contentment, health, and happiness.  Since then, yoga has been one of my wellbeing tools that helped me accept my limitations, recognize my strengths, and let go of my frustrations. Yoga gives me a more positive outlook while facing the unpredictability of life.

Being an ambassador of Africa Yoga Project (AYP) gives me the opportunity to share yoga as a wellbeing tool with others, while giving back to the communities. Africa Yoga Project (AYP), based in Nairobi, has done an amazing job across Africa and its mission is to empower youth to step into their greatness as global wellbeing leaders and build the wellbeing value chain in Africa.

Since 2007,

  • 6,000+ people participate in more than 300 community yoga classesweekly in 80 locations across 13 different African countries
  • 200+ young people, trained as teachers, are earning a living wageby teaching yoga to people who otherwise would not have the opportunity
  • Every week ~360 people from all walks of life in Nairobi gather at our community center to practice yoga for 2 hours together as a community.

In order to support African youth and AYP, I’ve signed up to be an AYP June ’18 Ambassador and committed to raise $10,000 that will go directly to local programs that train young people as yoga teachers and for free community outreach classes across Africa.

I hope you can join me in supporting AYP’s mission of empowering African youth.  Donate to my fundraising page  (https://ayoga.z2systems.com/krmichellewu) at any amount that you feel comfortable with.

 

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