Name: Carolyne Otieno
Occupation: Yoga practitioner
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Carolyne is my name, born and raised in Nairoibi , am a yoga instructor teaching 5 styles of yoga prenatal, postnatal power yoga Ashtanga yoga and yoga for cancer patientsI have been teaching yoga for 4 years now. I spend most of my time sharing yoga to remand institution, prisons, organisations, studios and homes. my main influence as a teacher is the feedback i get from my students. i believe sharing yoga will help change my community.
I get satisfaction in being a stand, and supoort to my clientele during transitions wether its in their stay at prison to later join communities, or through birthing.
Since I was young I loved everything about body movement, when I was in primary school I was a member of a dance club. Was also in a football club. My mother used to motivate me in what I was doing. In high school I participated in marathons and also represented my school in football matches.
Immediately after high school before my results were out I did a customer relation course that was sponsored by a youth organization. I was lucky to get a job at a driving school as a receptionist . The job became boring since I used to sit the whole day, so I had to quit the job when I received my first salary this disappointed my parent a lot. I started visiting sarakasi and doing basic acrobat
Had a friend who used to tell me about yoga but I was never interested because my friends used to tell me that yoga is demonic , I resisted for 4 months but he kept on pushing me. One Saturday morning I decided to go and attend a yoga session, I did not carry any extra clothes since I thought we will sit and meditate for 2hours.
To my surprise we had a physical body exercise, after class I was so sweaty that I could not go home, I had to call my sister to bring clothes for me. I went home feeling relaxed and at the back of my mind I knew this is what I wanted. I started attending free classes every Saturday without being pushed by any one and I stopped going for acrobat classes.
At one of the Saturday classes I heard an announcement that they were offering a teacher training so people should apply. I took that opportunity and applied I was chosen and did my Ashtanga teacher training. Thats how i became an Ashtanga yoga teacher in 2012. In 2013 I did a power yoga level 1 and 2 teacher training I started teaching school prisons, rehabilitation centers and also deaf schools since I had learnt sign language.
In 2014 I started teaching cancer patients, at some point I wanted to quit teaching these patients because others use to come with breathing pipes in class but I took that as a challenge. I felt stepping up and taking that challenge was the best decision I ever made. I also got an opportunity to be representing yoga in cancer events screening events .I also started teaching prenatal yoga since i had an experience of practicing yoga while pregnant and the benefits that came with it. I wanted to share this experience with pregnant women and new mums, I took online classes, read books and attended prenatal classes at a studio every week and thats how I started teaching prenatal yoga. In 2015 I went for a prenatal teacher training in Uganda which came with a postnatal training in it and I was certified. Thats how am able to teach 5 different styles of yoga.
To be a yoga Teacher who empowers, and leaves students in their greatness
To empower youths through offering yoga trainings to better themselves
12 Months Plan
taking oline classes
Research on where to find midwifes
designing fliers,posters and business cards
looking for spaces