July 1st Seva Safari Update from Prison Yoga Project:
Announcement: With great reluctance we must announce the cancellation of the Africa Seva.
Three months ago the incidence of terrorist attacks in Kenya began to intensify, culminated by the coastal bombing two weeks ago which killed 48 people. The Al Qaeda cell, Al Shababb, with origins in Somalia, has claimed responsibility. They have been linked to the ISIS movement in Iraq. There is no reason to believe that these attacks won’t intensify further. It would seem that their motto must be “afflict the peaceful” because Kenya has been one of the most stable and peaceful African nations. However, the American embassy and other credible sources are recommending restricted tourist travel to and around Nairobi, in increasingly strident terms.http://travel.state.gov/
We have tentatively rescheduled the seva for January of 2016. We appreciate the passionate interest you, our seva family, have shown for this adventure and the opportunity to work with AYP’s gifted teachers and community. We will continue to stay involved with Africa Yoga Project in their work to restore tranquillity. PYP
Share your energy and immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime cross-cultural experience! The Give Back Yoga Foundation is proud to support the Yoga Seva Safari in Kenya, a 10-day service adventure organized by Prison Yoga Project and Africa Yoga Project.
Join James Fox for an eye-opening exploration of the techniques used by the Prison Yoga Project-trained teachers in aiding trauma recovery and relief for psycho-emotional issues in more than fifty prisons. Fox, who has spent over twelve years teaching in correctional institutions, has been internationally acknowledged for his expertise in the application of the transformational aspects of yoga and mindfulness in prisoner rehabilitation. He has also designed a special training program for Africa Yoga Project teachers, allowing them to broaden their teaching skills and their understanding of the power of yoga and mindfulness when moderating emotional struggles. The Prison Yoga Project and the Africa Yoga Project hope to procure peaceful changes amongst Kenyan communities through the integration of such methodologies.
During your 10-day journey you will have the opportunity to train alongside Africa Yoga Project teachers, watching the profound transformation of both youth and adults as you help them to resolve their negative behavioral patterns. In addition to the techniques you will learn while working alongside teachers in the Africa Yoga Project community, you will also have the opportunity to spend your free time on wildlife-filled safaris throughout the area.
The financial commitment for the Yoga Seva Safari is:
- Deposit: $500 per person (required payment to reserve spot)
- Program Fee: $1,500* per person (includes deposit)*
- Fundraising Commitment: $4,000**
*Program Fee covers food, transportation, accommodations, and park fees. Program Fee DOES NOT cover airfare or personal items such as gifts and snacks. Not tax deductible.
**Fundraising commitment covers service projects during the program and the continued work of the Africa Yoga Project. Tax deductible.
For more details on the program, its pricing or registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the GBYF informational flyer. Early enrollment is highly recommended to reserve your spot. Register now.