Michelle Fundraising for Africa Yoga Project
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Michelle Fundraising for Africa Yoga Project
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6 years ago, I embarked on a journey of making a change in my own wellbeing – contentment, health, and happiness.  Since then, yoga has been one of my wellbeing tools that helped me accept my limitations, recognize my strengths, and let go of my frustrations. Yoga gives me a more positive outlook while facing the unpredictability of life.

Being an ambassador of Africa Yoga Project (AYP) gives me the opportunity to share yoga as a wellbeing tool with others, while giving back to the communities. Africa Yoga Project (AYP), based in Nairobi, has done an amazing job across Africa and its mission is to empower youth to step into their greatness as global wellbeing leaders and build the wellbeing value chain in Africa. 

Since 2007,

  • 6,000+ people participate in more than 300 community yoga classes weekly in 80 locations across 13 different African countries
  • 200+ young people, trained as teachers, are earning a living wage by teaching yoga to people who otherwise would not have the opportunity
  • Every week ~360 people from all walks of life in Nairobi gather at our community center to practice yoga for 2 hours together as a community.

In order to support African youth and AYP, I’ve signed up to be an AYP June ’18 Ambassador and committed to raise $10,000 that will go directly to local programs that train young people as yoga teachers and for free community outreach classes across Africa. 

Upon reaching my fundraising goal, I will then self-fund my own service learning trip to join the AYP team in Kenya, where I will spend 14 days working directly with AYP teachers and the communities that Africa Yoga Project reaches.   

I hope you can join me in supporting AYP’s mission of empowering African youth.  Donate today at any amount that you feel comfortable with.


The Ambassador Program is an opportunity to embody service in action. We invite individuals who are up for something BIG and ready to step into leadership as a catalyst for change in the global yoga community. Becoming a part of the Ambassador team is about embodying the mission of Africa Yoga Project, building connection, and being dedicated to raising significant funds to support the use of yoga to elevate individuals and empower communities. 

Learn more and apply to become an Ambassador here

Name Date Amount Comments
The GE Foundation 12/10/2018 $1,571.00  
The GE Foundation (Issam Hassan) 09/07/2018 $300.00  
Danielle Evans 08/05/2018 $100.00  
Giris Modgil 08/03/2018 $25.00 Good cause. Thanks for doing this Michelle
VEERAPANDIAN KALYANI 08/01/2018 $500.00 Best wishes for this noble initiative
FADLI RAMLI 07/30/2018 $150.00  
Amir Hafzalla 07/09/2018 $250.00  
The GE Foundation 06/19/2018 $1,576.00  
Andrea Gemma 06/05/2018 $50.00 Love that you're doing this and can't wait to hear all about it!
Lucy Chow 05/27/2018 $200.00 Michelle, enjoy this journey!
Elisee Sezan 05/18/2018 $200.00  
Meddah Hadjar 05/18/2018 $196.00  
Issam Hassan 05/17/2018 $300.00  
The Nobles Family 05/10/2018 $500.00  
Gagan Porwal 03/27/2018 $150.00 Michelle ... You rock!!
Joe Anis 02/26/2018 $350.00  
Yoshito Murakami 02/05/2018 $300.00 All the best!
Hassan Charara 02/05/2018 $50.00  
King Lee 01/14/2018 $100.00 Go Michelle Go!
Anonymous Friend 01/11/2018 $50.00  
Fabrice Keller 01/11/2018 $100.00  
John Damalas 01/11/2018 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/11/2018 $25.00  
Neeraj Vijay 01/11/2018 $51.00 "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Emerson
ABHIJEET BHANDARE 01/11/2018 $100.00 Go Michelle!
Ehren Powell 12/19/2017 $50.00 Good luck with your project!
Mohaned Eltayeb 12/19/2017 $100.00 Great initiative. Best of luck with it!
Anonymous Friend 12/08/2017 $285.00  
Candi Bergida 10/05/2017 $100.00  
Rasha Owaineh 10/04/2017 $30.00  
Fitzgibbon Family 10/03/2017 $50.00  
Alice & Fred Bleier 10/02/2017 $300.00  
Lori Fabian 10/02/2017 $40.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/27/2017 $33.00 From a member of your Front Row. :)
Ron & Candi Bergida 09/27/2017 $150.00 We need more peace and tranquility in this world so anything that helps is a great idea.
Colby Hanks 09/26/2017 $40.00 God bless you sister, LOVE this and cannot wait to hear all about it!
Julie Scuderi 09/25/2017 $100.00 Keep being the change!
Anonymous Friend 09/25/2017 $25.00 For Michelle - may you always be limber
Greg Bergida 09/24/2017 $300.00  
Juliana Madrigal 09/24/2017 $20.00  
Paola San Martini 09/24/2017 $30.00 I am donating from Uganda! I think I can appreciate what you are doing! All the best!
Samie Tariq 09/24/2017 $500.00 May the force be with you.
Amanda Skalski 09/24/2017 $50.00  
Mohammed Makki 09/24/2017 $500.00 Wish you all the best with this amazing goal.
Randi Wiley 09/23/2017 $35.00  
RaVone Wortham 09/23/2017 $20.00  
Emily Walsh Ribeiro 09/23/2017 $25.00 Be up to something BIGGER
Bonnie Vozar 09/23/2017 $44.00 keep up the good work!!
Cat Scott 09/23/2017 $242.00 So proud to have raised this money through Paige's class today at 502 Power Yoga!
  Total $10,363.00  
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