WELCOME TO THE 9TH LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL!
We are planning the next:
LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL 25–29 October 2023
Link: Waitlist 2023
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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. You can contribute to our ongoing reusable sanitary pads initiative for the Lamu girls, or leave your mat after the festival for our young local upcoming yogis.
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 Beldine Anyango teaches local adults and children in Lamu Town and Shela. To support this community initiative, please choose to donate 500 KHS 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.