Team Next Generation Yoga for Africa Yoga Project
In June 2013, 17 Yogis from across the United States and Canada, united to become Team Next Generation Yoga for Africa Yoga Project (AYP.) What we saw, felt & experienced during our 2-week Ambassador program with AYP was beyond what any of us could have ever imagined. Unbelievably, we met our 3 goals … we fundraised over $100,000, delivered a 6-day NGY Teacher Training for over 60 AYP Teachers, and shared Yoga with hundreds of children in Nairobi & Amboseli, Kenya.
Stepping off the bus into Mathare, the oldest informal settlement in Nairobi, we were greeted by a sea of smiling children, eager to show us inside their school.
The simple classrooms were illuminated with magnificent light from the children’s bright spirits. They were so open with their love and enthusiasm. It was contagious.
This was not the only place we felt such joyful spirits. We observed Next Generation Yoga Founder, Jodi Komitor, and NGY & AYP Teachers lead Yoga classes to children at Langata Women’s Prison, Tree House Orphanage, The School for Visually Impaired Children, and in a Masai Village. Wherever we went we all experienced this same powerful connection and were reminded of what truly matters … it is not what you have, where you live, or what you do in life. It is what you share from your heart that connects us all.
Team NGY is committed to expanding its members and continuing to be of service. Whether it be through Teacher Training, NGY Lesson Plans or fundraising for materials and the salary of AYP’s Kids Yoga Coordinator – we aim to meet the specific needs that are desired by the AYP Teachers and organization. It is Team NGY’s’ mission to support the AYP Teachers in using Next Generation Yoga materials & philosophy, with the children they teach, in meaningful & impactful ways.
We welcome your financial contribution to support Africa Yoga Projects Kids Yoga program.
Monies raised from Team NGY for AYP will cover the annual salary of AYP’s Kids Yoga Coordinator as well as bring joyful, playful, self-expressive Yoga to children in schools, orphanages, informal settlements and various communities in Africa.
Asante sana, thank you – Together We Are ONE!