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Africa Yoga Project Tour visits Beaufort...from Nairobi

By Megan Howe | I first heard the term ‘Ubuntu’, I am because you are, at the Dancing Dogs Yoga YogaAid event for Africa Yoga Project over one year ago, and still it rings true to my soul.

Ubuntu, which roughly translates as ‘human kindness’, is currently being demonstrated by a few of Africa Yoga Project’s teachers while they are stateside. These teachers have been up to big things and are creating such truth in the simple word, Ubuntu. In responseDancing Dogs Yoga, Beaufort to the recent September 21, 2013 attack in Kenya, AYP teachers have gone on a ‘Handstands, Hugs, and Highways’ tour down the east coast with a goal of raising substantial funds to assist those in need. Through their free yoga outreach classes, they will offer psychosocial services for those affected and your donations will aid them in their work.

Between the dates of September 21st and October 23rd, Africa Yoga Project teachers will travel between New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington DC, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, and… wait for it…ok… They are pit-stopping in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina.

On October 3-5, 2013 Walter Mugwe and Catherine Njeri, both Certified Baptiste teachers from Africa Yoga Project, will be visiting the Dancing Dogs Yoga Beaufort and Bluffton studios. They will be leading amazingly fun, special donation classes for people of all levels and also teaching private lessons. Classes will be held at Dancing Dogs Yoga Beaufort on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm and Saturday, October 5th at 8:30am, and at Dancing Dogs Yoga Bluffton on Friday, October 4 at 6:30pm.  You may also check the Dancing Dogs Yoga schedule online to any additional classes Catherine and Walter may teach.

Go upside down, see things from a new perspective, and meet two empowering leaders from Nairobi. These classes are for all levels, so no yoga or inversion experience needed. Come with an open mind, an open heart, and, of course, an attitude of YES.

I never cease to be amazed by the strength, compassion, and connection generated from yoga communities worldwide when faced with despair and tragedy. The ability to come together and join as one in desperate times of need or crisis is powerful and, in my opinion, often lacking in our precious world. This joining together, or act of unity, is yoga in action; it is why I am immensely in love with yoga and why I believe so firmly in Africa Yoga Project (AYP).

The practice and teachings of yoga are the foundation on which Africa Yoga Project was created in 2007. What started as an experiment in the slums of Kenya, AYP has brought positive change to the area, and given people the opportunity to create hope when they didn’t believe hope was possible. Could you use an extra dose of hope, fun, and possibility in your life?  Then what are you waiting for?  Pre-register to reserve your spot: www.tinyurl.com/ayptour.  There’s a suggested minimum donation of $25 for Thursday and Friday evening classes. To schedule private lessons, please email shelley@dancingdogsyoga.com

Africa Yoga Project Tour visits Beaufort...from Nairobi