HEAT MEETS BEATS
Our wonderful international teachers, Dionne Monsanto and Kent Nazareth will be leading a few Bikram Yoga Classes to Music before they leave Nairobi.
Lighten things up, find your groove and let the music move you!
With the more modern aspect of music added to the 90 minute class, this form offers a more dynamic experience and something different for the regular practitioners as well as those that are new to Bikram Yoga.
You will find yourself singing along internally making the postures seem much shorter, and the class becomes that much more fun!
Dionne’s Music Classes will be on:
The 1st of May 2019 at 10am
The 3rd of May 2019 at 5pm and 7pm
The 10th of May 2019 at 5pm and 7pm
Kent’s Music Classes will be on:
The 1st of May 2019 at 8am
The 4th of May 2019 at 8am and 10am
The 11th of May 2019 at 8am and 10am
Save the dates! Come and experience a new, fun and enjoyable class as you deepen your practice.
Please donate what you can when you come for these classes, your donations will go towards Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness.
Dionne is also the Executive Director of The Siwe Project, a mental health organisation in the US, named after her late daughter Siwe. She lost Siwe to suicide at the tender age of 15 in 2011 and has been a dedicated mental health advocate since. She believes that self-awareness and self-care are crucial to living by working as a certified Bikram Yoga teacher; yoga and African dance are big parts of her self-care toolkit.
She believes that telling her story continues her healing and keeps her daughter’s memory alive. As such, Siwe Lives was a featured article in the January 2014 issue of Essence Magazine on her journey with mental illness as a care provider for her daughter.
Find out more about Dionne’s story and projects here:
She is just as passionate about these topics here in Kenya and has chosen a Charity she would like the donations to go to called Befrienders Kenya.
Dadasphere – Endings and Beginnings
One of our regular Yoginis at Bikram Yoga Nairobi, Valentine Njoroge, is the inspiration and drive behind Dadasphere, a platform for women to share their stories, lessons and ideas with their peers across the continent. The word ‘dada’ means sister in Swahili and dadasphere is a playful combination of dada and atmosphere.
Dionne will be one of 6 inspirational women speaking at the 8th Dadasphere event on the 4th of May at Western Heights on Karuna road.
You can find our more on their website and buy your tickets here: https://dadasphere.com/dadasphere-8-2/
“Thank you for your support in a cause I believe in. Together we can save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.” Dionne
See you on your mats!