Giving Back

We appre­ci­ate the pow­er of the com­mu­ni­ty that allows the Lamu Yoga Fes­ti­val to thrive — it would not be a suc­cess­ful project oth­er­wise. That is why we sup­port local ini­tia­tives and give back to the beau­ti­ful com­mu­ni­ty of Lamu island! The ini­tia­tives we have sup­port­ed are Ubuni­fu and Shela Bright Girls Sec­ondary school, by offer­ing them free yoga class­es and we run togeth­er with Pad­Mad, the re-usable san­i­ta­tion pads project on the entire islands of Man­da, Lamu and Pate and also on the main­land Mokowe, Hin­di, Mpeke­toni and Witu.

Each year Lamu Yoga Fes­ti­val, pri­vate donors, and Banana House raise funds for the re-usable san­i­ta­tion pads, as most of the girls in Lamu dis­trict, can­not afford buy­ing pads and there­fore lack afford­able and hygien­ic men­stru­al prod­ucts.  Since 2020 we part­nered with Pad­Mad Social Enter­prise and we man­aged to sup­port more than 2000 girls in 2022 with a pack­age of Reusable san­i­tary pads, to ensure that no girl miss­es school dur­ing her peri­od. Pad­Mad Reusable pads are biodegrad­able, sus­tain­able and long-last­ing – up to 5 years – and pro­duced local­ly in Kenya.

This year, we aim on reach­ing out again to more than 2,000 girls by Decem­ber 2023. 


Lamu girl presenting infront of audience
A crowd of girls in lamu with pads

Lamu Yoga Community

girls doing yoga

We believe yoga should be acces­si­ble to every­one, so we are proud to sup­port free com­mu­ni­ty yoga class­es. Africa Yoga Project teacher Bel­dine Anyan­go teach­es yoga to local adults and chil­dren in Lamu Town and Shela. 

To help sus­tain the project, the Lamu Yoga fes­ti­val tick­et con­tributes 250 KSH from each tick­et toward sup­port­ing the teacher. With your help to donate 500 ksh, via the reg­is­tra­tion form, we hope to fund the ini­tia­tive through­out the whole year. 

You can also leave your mats after the fes­ti­val, or bring an extra one for the young local upcom­ing yogis.

For more infor­ma­tion about our ini­tia­tives and about how you can sup­port them, please send us an email to

Asante sana!

Lamu Yoga Partners