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Yoga Bends The Trends In Kenya

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Female prisoners, part of the Wapendanao self-help group, practice yoga inside Nairobi's Langata Women's Maximum Security Prison on May 14, 2013. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) | CARL DE SOUZA via Getty Images

Nairobi, Kenya - Yoga has grown increasingly popular among the poorest neighbourhoods in the capital thanks to Paige Elenson and her partner Baron Baptiste, two American yoga teachers who established the not-for-profit organisation Africa Yoga Project in 2007.

Their goal was to create job opportunities and empower youth in impoverished areas of Nairobi. The two teachers raised $10,000 to found the organisation and train 40 Kenyan yoga instructors. Today, 72 instructors are working in poor areas of Kenya, including at schools and prisons.

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