Africa Yoga Project | By Danielle Jokinen

The Africa Yoga Project (AYP) empowers over 250,000 Kenyans each year through the power of yoga. AYP teachers see no boundaries sharing the practice of yoga. They teach in prisons, schools, special need centers, HIV/AIDS support groups, schools for the hearing impaired, and rural villages. They have over 100 yoga teachers, and offer more than 300 free classes per week.

The exchange is powerful and contributes to good for all.

This year, Minnesota Power Yoga (MPY) owner and visionary, Danielle Jokinen, participated in the AYP teacher training in Nairobi, Kenya. Danielle shares, “Africa Yoga Project allows me to share the practice of yoga, and connect with people around the world. The exchange is powerful and contributes to good for all. Individuals are empowered, relationships are forged, communities are healed both emotionally and physically, and new possibilities are seen and made real.”

This practice has allowed me to become my best self, to find my truth and authenticity, and has allowed me to create the life I imagined. I am committed to being of service and to share my experience. I know this practice works anywhere and every where. It works if you are in the slums ofNairobi, in a women’s prison, a school, or a yoga studio here at home. Yoga is changing the planet and I am committed to making positive change by sharing and spreading yoga all over the world. I am grateful for the amazing AYP teachers I have met, and have seen how it has transformed their lives. It has gotten them off the streets and into jobs that empower others to get off the streets as well.”

Minnesota Power Yoga (MPY) works directly with quite possibly the most inspiring company in the world – The Africa Yoga Project (AYP). To date, MPY has raised over $6,000 for the AYP. To learn more, see: the website here.

DANIELLA JOKINEN a certified Baptiste teacher, owner of Minnesota Power Yoga, and founder of Yoga of the Day (YOD). Her mission is to educate and inspire all to be their authentic self, live in optimal health and happiness. 

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