Kenyan Coast Yoga Experience

Journey into Seva, Culture & Adventure!

Travel to East Africa for spiritual awakening, seva, self discovery & one seriously wicked yoga party!

**October 1st - 10th, 2014**

Join Yoga Teacher Marina Guastucci along with The Village Experience on an unforgettable purpose-filled adventure to Kenya! Dive into service work, try local food-fare, practice invigorating yoga set to jungle melodies, sink into silence during roof-top meditations, explore local markets teeming with colorful textiles & beads and kick-back alongside the warm lapping waters of the Indian Ocean!

This will be a truly life-changing experience. Give back, unwind, play, and gain new perspectives while exploring the East African Coast!

**Itinerary (B=Breakfast, D=DInner)**

Oct 1 – Arrive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Check into your hotel for overnight.

Oct 2 –Today, we explore Nairobi and learn about groups empowering women throughout Kenya through skills training. Visit Kazuri & Amani Ya Juu, both fair trade artisan groups. Enjoy lunch at the income-generating restaurant and fair trade store. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Oct 3 – Volunteer day with Africa Yoga Project. Africa Yoga Project empowers over 250,000 Kenyans a year through the power of yoga. They teach in prisons, schools, special need centers, HIV/AIDS support groups, deaf schools and rural villages. Enjoy Yoga class at their new Shine Center in Diamond Plaza and visit some of their projects throughout the day in the slums of Nairobi. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Oct 4 – Fly to Ukunda airstrip in the morning and check into Forest Dreams Hotel on Diani Beach (www.forestdream.com). Settle in to your new surroundings. (B,D)

Oct 5/6/7/8/9 – These days are yours to soak in the beauty of Kenya’s Diani Beach. Twice daily yoga classes with Marina Guastucci will give you the opportunity to deepen your practice, open your heart, and provide the perfect opportunity to disconnect from life at home and dive deeply into the magic of Kenya. (B,D)

Oct 11 – Morning flight to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch and have a final opportunity to purchase Kenyan souvenirs for loved ones. Transfer to airport in the evening. (B)

**Inclusions**

All accommodations, In-country transfers including flights to Ukunda, Meals as listed, Fair trade tour and demonstration, Volunteer day with Africa Yoga Project, Mombasa Day Tour, Daily Yoga lead by Marina Guastucci, Services of local guide, Tips, and Donation to local charity

**Optional tours include**

Snorkeling, Shimla Hills Safari, Swimming with the dolphins, Historical Tours, Camel rides along the beach, Community Tours, and much more!

**Pricing**

$2399 per person based on double occupancy

$500 deposit required to hold space

**Contact Info**

Marina Guastucci

yogavagabond@gmail.com // 415.225.8958


Yoga Vagabond

Marina discovered yoga at the age of 27 after a life of sports-playing and outdoor adventure. She was inspired to study and teach yoga after experiencing everything from freedom, openness and love, to anger, struggle and resistance while on her mat. She teaches an energizing, playful & creative Vinyasa class that integrates Anusara, Budokon & Tantric yoga approaches. She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is involved with various service-related projects. "Yoga is not just peace and bliss, rainbows and tutu's, yoga is an imitation of reality and reality can be ugly, cruel and all kinds of frustrating. We come to our mat over and over to deal with our shit, knowing that we may not find the answer; knowing that we are imperfect and flawed by nature and through our practice we find ways to cultivate a deeper understanding of these imperfections. Through yoga, we create mindfulness, and it is through this mindfulness that we are able to connect to the larger fabric into which all things are weaved, and thus we are able to live more truthfully and potently for and with ourselves and others"