Africa Yoga Project

The Africa Yoga Project (AYP) organization creates transformation, empowerment and change through the practice of yoga.

We deliver innovative programs that foster peace, improve physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing, facilitate self-sufficiency and create opportunities to learn and contribute across the communities of East Africa.

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 action to 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.

We connect those who want to make a difference by sharing their skills and strengths to those who can benefit from that teaching. The exchange is usually mutual and contributes equally to all. Individuals are empowered, relationships are forged, communities are healed both emotionally and physically, and new possibilities are seen and made real.

AYP’s core activities on a weekly basis include: yoga practice, meditation, self-exploration through inquiry, performing arts as a vehicle for empowerment, health education (HIV/AIDS), relationship building, and community activism. All programs are designed to increase physical, emotional and mental wellbeing on the individual level while also building healthy and empowered communities.

Are you ready to lead the change? AYP programs provide effective ways for the global yoga community to serve and engage, no matter where in the world you live. Begin today.


Meet Walter Mugwe 

Yoga has inspired me to face life courageously and not to hide. It has inspired me to live happily with whatever I have and be really authentic. When we all come together to practice yoga it inspires me because many different types of people come together in the class. Kids, youths, teenagers, both male and female adults but they are all really connected to each other just flowing the energy of the class.

It is amazing, and the other thing is people opening up and sharing problems and trying to help each other. At the end of the day we are equal no matter what race or color or where we are from. Yoga has transformed my life because when I look 3 years ago, I could not even support myself. It has transformed me so much. I have moved into a new life and it is much more truthful and authentic; I am not in the slum getting in trouble anymore. I have the freedom now, I can do anything and I can walk anywhere. Yoga has given me the opportunity to meet such powerful people. I have met celebrities and US embassy workers. I have been able to get a good education in life from yoga.