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Manda 200 hour YTT

This yoga teacher training will allow you to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga into a modern day, creative, accessible practice. It will take you on a journey of self love, self discovery and transformation. You will deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga and emerge with a stronger, truer understanding of who you really are.


Oct 22 to
Nov 12
16:00 pmto10:00 am

21 nights
Sundays off
Dreamy location



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This training is so much more then just learning yoga poses and being able to teach asana. Yes you will learn alignment, intelligent sequencing, functional anatomy, how to cue and embrace the responsibility of leading others on this journey but more then that you will practice to unravel the layers of your own mind and heart, to discover your own authentic self. By the end the training you will not only be a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, but you’ll probably be in the best shape of your life; physically, mentally, energetically and biochemically!

The world needs more good yoga. We strongly believe the work we do is some of THE MOST valuable, important work on the planet. We are changing lives. And, we are changing the world. Impacting the communities we operate in is very close to our heart.

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength” – Buddha.

Every YTT we offer a scholarship place to someone we believe will take the TTC and make a difference to the lives of others with it. Sometimes this is a local community member, other times we offer the certification to a person working with trauma or in a refugee camp who would not have been able to afford it.

We also strongly invest in the community we are creating offering ongoing support to our Karuna Yoga Fellows after the training has completed. Whether it’s assisting with retreat planning and marketing, advising with ongoing studies, helping organize service projects in prisons or linking our Fellows around the globe our community are essential for our happiness.

We believe in the transformation that community, yoga and compassion can have in your life and your community. Therefore our mission, to bring community wellbeing through yoga. We hope you will join the journey to explore your path within it!

The course begins on the 22nd of October and ends on the 12th of November. 85% attendance in all the classes in mandatory to pass this course. It is an intensive course with almost 10 hours of study, mediation and practice every day. Sundays will be given off to self reflect, read, study or enjoy the beach and close by town.

Beach Tower house is located on Manda Island, along the coast of the Lamu archipelago, it is one of the most prestigious beach front locations on the Kenyan coast. For centuries, Swahilis from Lamu have been welcoming travellers and traders from Oman and India, their culture is built on this rich and fascinating historical influences.

The Beach Tower offers peace and seclusion in elegant and uncrowded surroundings. It sits in two acres of beachfront grounds filled with neem and acacia trees and enjoys 75 meters of frontage onto the lovely and often deserted beach at Ras Kitau. Sophisticated and uncluttered – it is a lovely place in which to immerse yourself in your practice and study and to kick back and relax.

On the ground floor, there are six double bedrooms, two of which interconnect. All have king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms. All the bedrooms are situated together and separately from the other living areas. All the bedrooms open onto a long sea-facing veranda furnished with built-in baraza seats and safari chairs. In the front, there is a makuti-thatched garden pavilion – which will be one of our yoga shalas it is looking onto the beach.

Another building houses a spacious and beautifully-decorated dining room directly linked to the well-equipped kitchen. The rooftop makes a perfect star gazing deck.

On the beach front of Manda island, Beach Tower overlooks the channel which seperates it from Lamu island. The views of Shela dunes and dhows sailing past while you take your morning coffee is superb. This destination is paradise for guests looking for white sandy beaches, water sports, cultural encounters with Swahili the community and historical visits in Lamu (UNESCO world heritage site