telling the story
Robin O'Neill visited the slums of Nairobi with AYP to help build awareness and support for their mission. Music by MC Yogi.
Founder, paige elenson
"I went into their neighborhoods and the informal settlements, and experienced firsthand their way of life living off $1 to $2 a day. It made me think about how I could support change in this community by offering yoga. With that thought, the idea of Africa Yoga Project was born.”
My path to Africa
paved with intention to serve
We're wired for connection
Fresh out of college in 1990 I had the privilege of working as a writer in the Executive Office of the President. One of best parts was a volunteer job with a tutoring program for inner city children, just a few blocks away from the White House.
This picture with my little buddy Jason reminds me of the power of connecting with others, of knowing that you can have a positive impact just by being there.
Start at any age
feel good, do good
After a career in politics and navigating motherhood (six kiddos), yoga helped me find calm, joy, and a deeper connection to the people and ideas I'm passionate about. I've witnessed firsthand the positive effects on balance, flexibility, mindset and confidence, within my own family and in the communities where I've been honored to share yoga.
potential to thrive
For 5+ years, our family has learned about life in Nairobi through the eyes of a sweet little girl and her family. They live in a tin house with a monthly income of about $80. It's hard to imagine being able to focus on school when there's not enough clean water or nourishment. Faith's name reminds us of what makes all the difference.
Africa to Albany
Yoga Reaches Out Albany, NY, November 14 2015. I got to meet, hug, practice and dance with Irene and Margaret, two of AYP's 100+ trained teachers who embody transformation and shining your light.
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Lisa C. O'Brien
Lisa is a wellness and lifestyle coach to businesses and high impact individuals. She is also a yoga teacher, mindfulness advocate, health coach, experienced politico, wife to Daniel and mom to six nice people.
Lisa has 25+ years experience as a thought leader and inspirational guide. Her classes, workshops, and retreats teach people how to have wildly fulfilling lives and relax into their greatness.
Find out more at lifeyum.com.