After a break of two years we are ful­ly recharged and, because of your con­tin­u­ous enthu­si­asm for Lamu Yoga Fes­ti­val, we have decid­ed to organ­ise the 8th Lamu Yoga Fes­ti­val again !!!
We know you are all wait­ing for it and can’t wait to come down to Lamu again. We all need it so much to uplift, recon­nect and shine our own light!



Reg­is­tra­tion is planned to open end of Feb­ru­ary 2022.
You can already book your accommodation!



Lamu Yoga is now offering Retreats under Lamu Furaha

Lamu Island with its trop­i­cal cli­mate, excel­lent vari­ety in accom­mo­da­tion to fit your bud­get, miles of emp­ty beach­es, and car-free sandy roads, is the ide­al des­ti­na­tion to relax and leave behind life’s stress­ful­ness. The fresh seafood, organ­ic foods, and the warm wel­come of the Swahili peo­ple make it the per­fect well­ness getaway.

Lamu Womens Happiness Retreat

14–20 March 2022
3–9 Nov 2022
In this 7- day immer­sion you will dive deep with a small group of like mind­ed women ( max 10) from all dif­fer­ent walks of life, back­ground, age and cul­ture. We explore the pow­er of our breath, we learn prac­ti­cal tools to han­dle day to day chal­lenges, we get ener­gised, we explore the fem­i­nine and mas­cu­line ener­gy with­in our­selves, we prac­tice an ancient rit­u­al of wom­ens cir­cle, do yoga, sound heal­ing, eat deli­cious food, dance and celebrate.
You will be host­ed at Banana House and 100% looked after, deli­cious organ­ic food, mas­sages, walks on the beach, swim in the man­grove and 100% time for your­self. A spe­cial retreat you will nev­er forget.


I look back with pro­found grat­i­tude on the Lamu Wom­ens Hap­pi­ness Retreat. Moni­ka is a gen­tle but pow­er­ful teacher, assist­ing me to find deep heal­ing and under­stand­ing as we med­i­tate, stretch our bod­ies with yoga, expand our­selves with breath, laugh, cry, dance, and sim­ply just BE in each mag­i­cal moment. Shar­ing and con­nect­ing with women from Lamu and all over the world enhances this expe­ri­ence, as does the beau­ti­ful set­ting of Banana House with its kind staff and deli­cious food. Then there’s the per­fect sur­rounds of Shela, it’s friend­ly peo­ple and spa­cious beach. The warm breath of the ocean, the still­ness of the dunes, sail­ing between islands with the wind, and the embrace of the ris­ing and set­ting sun and moon, will remain in my heart.

Juli­et Barnes  — Kenya -

Con­tact us for fes­ti­val details at: info@lamuyoga.org

Con­tact us for retreat details at: info@lamufuraha.com

Yoga, Wellness and Fun

Fes­ti­val activ­i­ties will be cen­tered in the charm­ing vil­lage of Shela, but will encom­pass Man­da Island and Lamu Old Town, so the whole area will be abuzz. A vari­ety of yoga class­es and med­i­ta­tions — for all lev­els — will be offered over five days at 12 unique venues and stu­dios. From ear­ly-bird yoga on the beach to med­i­ta­tion under the moon, the fes­ti­val offers some­thing for every­one, from expe­ri­enced prac­ti­tion­ers, new­bies, to the curi­ous souls and every­thing in between.

High­lights include a Beach open­ing cer­e­mo­ny, Swahili din­ner, Dhow sail and Final bonfire.

Doing Our Part

We love our local com­mu­ni­ty and ask Lamu Yoga fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants for their sup­port. If you are able, please bring san­i­tary pads for the Shela Bright Girls Sec­ondary School, leave your mat in Lamu for our young yoga stu­dents at Anidan, or help bring pri­ma­ry health care to some of our most remote vil­lages by donat­ing to Safari Doc­tors.

We also believe yoga should be acces­si­ble to every­one, so we are proud to sup­port free com­mu­ni­ty yoga class­es. Every week, Africa Yoga Project teacher Fred­er­ic Otieno teach­es local adults and chil­dren in Lamu Town and Shela. To sup­port this com­mu­ni­ty ini­tia­tive, please choose to donate 500 KHS (less than the price of one yoga class in Nairo­bi) dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

No Cars, No Stress

Lamu is an island on the north coast of Kenya, rich in cul­ture, tra­di­tion and nat­ur­al beau­ty. It boasts a trop­i­cal cli­mate, miles of emp­ty beach­es and many options for accom­mo­da­tions to suit all bud­gets. Lamu Old Town, the old­est Swahili set­tle­ment in East Africa, is a UNESCO her­itage site.

Besides the his­to­ry and nature, what else makes Lamu mag­i­cal? We don’t have cars, just plen­ty of don­keys and boats. With­out the stress and rush of mod­ern life, it’s easy to feel a mil­lion miles away.

The sim­ple and deli­cious Swahili cui­sine is part of the rea­son Lamu is known as Kenya’s health and well­ness des­ti­na­tion. We eat plen­ty of fresh fruit, veg­eta­bles and seafood dai­ly, and so will you.

We also spend lots of time enjoy­ing the unspoiled beau­ty of our island. Jog­ging or walk­ing on the beach, hik­ing in the dunes, swim­ming, sail­ing, tan­ning, fish­ing — and, of course, out­door yoga.

Getting Here

Dai­ly flights from Nairo­bi, Malin­di and Mom­basa serve Lamu. You can book flights on:

Trans­fer by boat from Man­da Air­port can be arranged by your accom­mo­da­tion. Catch­ing a bus from Mom­basa or Malin­di to Lamu is a cheap­er option.

Lamu Yoga Partners