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Out of Town: Lamu Yoga Festival, Mar. 4-8 2020 @ Lamu

Dates: March 4-8, 2020
Venue: Lamu

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am 1 comment

Kilifi New Year 2020 ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al, Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020: First Official Artist Line-Up (ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al.), Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

October 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Yoga Festival, Mar. 18-22 2019 @ Lamu Archipelago

Dates: March 18-22, 2019
Venue: Lamu

Download Lamu Yoga Festival Info Pamphlet (pdf)

February 14, 2019 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Yoga Mash Up, Jan. 26 2019 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House

Date: January 26, 2019
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House
Time: 1.30-3 pm

We’re back with another edition of this fun hangout where we freestyle with yoga & dance. Grab your friends and come meet with our fantastic instructors:

~ YoD (Your own Determination)
~ Partner Yoga
~ AfroDance

The class time is 1:30 – 3:00pm but there will be some refreshments so you can come early or hang back a bit later & just enjoy getting to know our community.

Fees: FREE!!

*hire of a mat is only ksh 50 or bring your own

Seasoned and advanced yogis are all welcome.

January 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Kilifi New Year Festival ft. 62 Local and International Acts, Dec. 30 2018 – Jan. 2 2019 @ Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

Dates: December 30, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi
Tickets: Final Advance Tickets at KSh 8,000 for the entire 4-day duration. Tickets at the gate will cost KSh 9,000

Advance tickets available, here

Located in Kenya on the East coast of Africa, Kilifi is where we chose to call home. This was not only because of its stunning natural beauty, but because of the future that we envisioned for it. In 2014, the founders decided to host a gathering that would act as a melting pot of global cultures and a haven for freedom of expression. It was going to be a place where they could fiercely advocate what they themselves believed in: conscious living and sustainability.

Our festival – with secret nooks, majestic spaces and art dotted all across the site – is intended to encourage renewal. It culminates with the burning of a large wooden sculpture, symbolising new beginnings and a shared optimism for a brighter future, bringing together the community of Kilifi and all festival goers for a moving spectacle.

The Music
This year’s festival will offer three stages with over 40 artists from different genres: House and Techno Music, Dub Reggae and Bass Music with both Kenyan and international acts

Here’s a sample of all the DJ lineup in store for 2019. First Wave Lineup:

Nickodemus (US), Gato Preto (D/AO/GH), Yaadcore (JM), Cian Finn (IRE), DJ invIZable (SA), Yeti (SA), Jinku (K), Kerby (K), Seth Schwarz (D), Pete on the Corner (UK), Makadem (K), Marcus WI (K), Tash LC (UK), Enchan (K), Chucky (K), Belville (D), Dreadsteppa (K), Umojah Sound System (K), Commoner (UK), Sadhu Sensi (SA), Abaki Simba (K), Brian Kadawa (K), Shishi (K) et al.

Mind, Body, Soul
We are excited to announce a newly created area dedicated to feeding the senses and educating the mind; away from the exciting and intense music and energy of the dance floors beneath the baobabs.

Here, we will hold workshops, talks and have different therapies and therapists on hand to enhance the festivals values of holistic living and conscious education. Our attendees feed both mind & body with yoga and other activities which all have an emphasis on improving quality of life.

Our Ethos
We stand for diversity in race, religion, sex, origin and humanity. The basic principle behind this is that the more diverse we are the richer we are! We judge people by who they are inside, not by the colour of their skin, sex, sexual orientation or anything else skin deep.

We want to act as a platform for growing the wellness and alternative education movement in Kenya. For it to be a bigger part of lives of everyone who comes through our gates.

Kilifi New Year commits to protect and conserve the local environment and as act as an example and inspiration to live consciously on the planet. We focus on ecological awareness, e.g. gardening/ cultivation of land, water harvesting and conservation education.

Creativity: The dream is to showcase and develop talents and potential in music and art from all over Kenya.

The Magic Maker. We want Kilifi New Year acts as a beacon to attract international and homegrown creativity & talent in order to bring in the skills and knowledge which will to amplify all of the above goals.

The Venue: Beneath the Baobabs
This is the unique jungle site populated by ancient trees is set beside the stunning Takaungu Creek on the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by pristine lush plateau, and is home to secret wild orange and lemon orchards, bamboo forests and thousand year-old baobabs that make for a magical setting for any experience.

Over the next 12 months is hosting two main public festivals, Kilifi New Year Beneath the Baobabs, and Kilifi Roots Festival – Beneath the Baobabs.

December 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Yoga & Meditation: The Nairobi Wellness Experience, Oct. 20 2018 @ Nairobi Arboretum Park

Date: October 20, 2018
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum Park
Time: 4-6 pm
Tickets: Early birds Kes 1,200/-, (M-pesa till number 653183) and drop in Kes 1,400/-

Together with Golden Feather Marketing & Peace Revolution Acacia Studios brings you a unique blend of yoga & meditation in the serene.

There will be a yoga session followed by a sun downer meditation that will leave your soul, mind and body rejuvenated. Come, breathe and let it all go as you learn techniques to help fight stress & maintain your calm and peace in all situations. Clear & Bright!”

October 13, 2018 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Meditation for Healthy Living with Monk John from Thailand, Oct. 6-7 2018 @ Acacia Yoga Studios

Dates: October 6-7, 2018
Venue: Acacia Yoga Studios
Time: October 6, 2018 – 5 to 7 pm and October 7, 2018 – 1.30-3.30 pm
Advance Season Pass kes 2,000/- and Drop in kes 2,400/-

We partner with World Peace Initiative to bring you a weekend session of meditation education. Venerable Monk Luang Phi (LP) John from Thailand teaches meditation to people from all walks of life to help them discover the inner peace within and he has also created an online self-development program that serves over 120,000 people around the globe.

You’re invited to this interactive session where you’ll learn more about meditation and get some useful techniques to bring about self-awareness and help you combat the stresses of modern living.

Dress code: modest comfortable. Please bring a cushion or mat to sit on and a notepad to jot down some useful notes.

September 26, 2018 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Free Yoga in City Park, Every Sunday Afternoon @ City Park Nairobi

Dates: Every Sunday Afternoon
Venue: City Park, Nairobi
Time: 3-5 pm
Entry: Free

July 26, 2018 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Kids Yoga and Dance Camp, Jul. 9-13 2018 @ Acacia Studios, Viking House – 3rd Floor, Waiyaki Way

Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios, Viking House, 3rd Floor – Waiyaki Way
Time: 8.30-11.30 am
Cost: Single class pass kes 1,500/- and 5 days class pass Kes 5,000/-
Contacts: 0721/0735 111 141 |

June 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Hip Openers Workshop With Deep Assists and Massage, Jun. 9 2018 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House

Join us as we explore hip opening standing, seated, and laying down postures. This workshop offers a vinyasa and yin style class with emphasis on the hip region. Deep assists and massage be offered in all postures.

Date: June 9, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House, Nairobi
Time: 1.30-3 pm

Pre-registration Ksh 1,400
Drop-in Ksh 1,700
Members’ discount Ksh 200
Pre-register by emailing us at or send an SMS to 0721 111 141 for more information.

Payment required to book your space.

May 31, 2018 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

Yoga Dance Flows with Joanne ‘Jo-1’ Ball-Burgess ft. Vee Kafi & Sharon Ochieng (of MoTra Music), May 12 2018 @ Acacia Studios

Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House, 3rd Floor, Waiyaki Way

Yoga Dance Flows
Highly popular during the Lamu Yoga Festival for the past three years: Yoga Dance Flows Workshop is back!

Yoga Dance Flows offers yogis a space for new levels of self-expression through the integrated practice of yoga and dance. Asana that is usually still, will be expanded & rhythmic while still honouring the breath. Through the grounding, sweaty, intensity of dance, participants will move into yogic dance combinations as a practice of lively expressions of movement on the mat set to live, traditional drumming.

Vee Kafi and Sharon Ochieng are Kenyan Percussionists who are in an all female percussion band.

Book your space now to avoid disappointment!

Pre-registration 1,400 Ksh
Drop-in 1,700 Ksh
Members’ discount 200 Ksh
Pre-register by emailing us at or send an SMS to 0721 111 141.
Payment can be made via Mpesa (0721 111 141) or in the studio.

April 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Open Your Heart with Jo1 and Bree – A Yoga & Aromatherapy Workshop, Apr. 14 2018 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House, 3rd Floor, Waiyaki Way

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House, 3rd Floor, Waiyaki Way
Time: 1.30-3.30 pm

with Jo1 and Bree.

Contact details: email – and/or phone number – 0721 111 141

Open Your Heart – A Yoga & Aromatherapy workshop
Jo1 and Bree are back with this mellow, heartwarming class to cultivate an open heart & quiet mind.

Jo1, a certified dancer & yoga instructor, will guide you through breath-focused, deep poses that nourish your heart center. Bree Orata, a doTerrawellness advocate, will incorporate doTERRA therapeutic grade essential oils to complement the intention of our practice of heart opening and gratitude.

Come relish this blend of two ancient holistic practices to complement the intention of opening your heart with gratitude.

Bree will have some fun freebies for all students!

Pre-registration: Kshs 1,400
Drop in: Kshs 1,700
Membership discount: Kshs 200

To book your space, email us on or call us 0721 111 141.

March 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

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