AYP empowers young people in Africa's urban slums through Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, innovating a replicable model that creates jobs, improves health and develops leaders. AYP uses three fundamental aspects of yoga to create lasting change in communities: Unity, Possibility and Non-Violence. Thousands of students in Kenya and Nairobi, many of whom have been personally affected by HIV/AIDS and living on less than $2 per day have had the opportunity to develop their lives, communities and livelihoods by participating in the activities of the Africa Yoga Project. AYP teaches over 200 free outreach classes weekly, reaching over 16,000 at risk youth per month.
Wide reaching and inclusive, the project introduces young people to the balancing practice of yoga but also provides educational scholarships, job training, food stipends and health based outreach programs. Their inspiring work promotes peace, community, wellness and hope for the world's most vulnerable population - youth from urban slums.