Yoga Uganda has recently outgrown Uganda and is offering yoga teacher training programs, as well as yoga and mindfulness holidays in Uganda and further afield.
Yoga Retreats (3)
With her diploma and certificate in hand, Leyla flew to Ethiopia. She has traveled a lot and had various journeys through Africa before settling in Jinja, Uganda. She became qualified as a yoga teacher in 2008 with Africa Yoga and has been teaching extensively over the world since then. Initially drawn to the dynamic nature of Ashtanga and its power and moving meditation qualities, she has now softened herself and prefers to teach Vinyasa Flow.
Payal is a biotechnologist turned yoga teacher. Since she was a child, she found herself very curious about the mind, body, and soul connection. Until the age of 23, Payal had a regular yoga practice as a part of her culture, not paying much attention to it. At the age of 24, due to a major shift in her life, she left her job in one of the most competitive environments in the world and took a break. This is when she re-discovered her enthusiasm for yoga. She dedicated the next year deepening her own practice with several teachers in India, and in 2014, she became a full-time yoga teacher.
I have just come back from a wonderful yoga weekend in Northern Kenya with Leyla. She guided us through energizing sunrise practices, intensive workshops, and powerful sunset Yin sessions with grace and a lovely warmth. She encouraged me to push past my assumptions of what I could do, including new hip-opening and balance poses that I cannot wait to improve in my personal practice. Looking forward to our next class.
Leyla is an excellent yogini and teacher! She qualifies on her own as a renewable energy source. She was one of two tremendous yogis who led a mindful, thoughtful, vigorous, and rewarding three-day retreat in Laikipia. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Leyla's retreat was well planned and well executed. It felt like exactly the right balance between relaxation and working towards goals in classes. Leyla is intuitive and empowering while working with students and the entire atmosphere of the retreat was blanketed in positivity. I left having achieved new goals and with a renewed commitment to my practice.