This week, Anthony Njoroge from Kenya is teaching three classes in the valley for the “Handstands, Hugs and Highways” tour with Africa Yoga Project — a not-for-profit organization that introduces students in Kenya to yoga, as well as provides educational scholarships, job training, food stipends, temporary housing and health services.
“Handstands, Hugs and Highways” is a tour to support 10 scholarship recipients from Africa to attend Africa Yoga Project’s 200-hour teacher training in April. Njoroge has been traveling and teaching in the U.S. since March 4 raising money for the fundraiser, and he will teach three classes locally — one on Tuesday and two on Wednesday, each class is a donation of $25.
‘Leader of Change’
“I have been to Kenya and seen the profound impact that Africa Yoga Project is having on lives and in communities,” said Rachel DeLong, local yoga teacher. “I have witnessed Anthony first-hand teaching to his people — he is a leader of change and an inspiration to so many people in his country.”
Njoroge teaches in orphanages, to youth and to adults in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
“I believe he has so much to teach us about having the courage to not let fear stop you, being for the greatness of others, as well as being an agent of change,” DeLong said. “He is amazing, and I am so excited for our community to experience his yoga classes and his inspiring way of being.”