WELCOME BACK LAMU YOGA LOVERS!
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!
LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL 5–9 OCTOBER 2022
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
“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 -
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.
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.