Kilifi New Year


The Mind, Body & Soul area

We are excited to announce a newly created area dedicated to feeding the mind, body and soul! Kisima means “well” in Swahili, a safe space to be held and nourished. An exciting and dedicated space away from dance floors where you can recharge and engage with a wealth of holistic practices.  Here you can feast on workshops, talks, discussions, therapies, art, performance and movement that enhance the festival’s values of holistic living and conscious education. It’s a space for human connection, creativity, mutual understanding and grey matter stimulation! Be prepared to learn and laugh- a lot!

We have a number of micro-venues, hosting an incredible array of offerings.

Kilifi New Year University:  We have the absolute force of nature, Kenyan conversation queen Ciru Muriuki joining us for six mind pumping sessions at our ‘Kilifi New Year University’ hub! We’re so excited for the conversations that she will be hosting during the festival. They include: Racism in Kenya, Finances for the Average Millennial, LGBTQ Rights, Sex and Taboos, Freedom of Travel, and Feminism.

Our friends at Free Mind Sessions  will also be leading a number of talks including a Vision Board Workshop, talks on Environmental Conservation, Emotional Intelligence in Politics,  and, no less, The Big Fat Sex Quiz !

Mind: Nestled under a beautiful tree, our “Mind” stage is dedicated to talks relating to the philosophical, quizzical and nurturing. It is also a space for group meditation and mindfulness.

Body: Our second tree space is all about nurturing your body. With an array of movement practices including yoga, dance and martial arts, this space is to get you moving!

Soul: Our third tree space is for ceremonial practise, sound journeys and getting to know the power of medicinal plants like Cacao and Neem!

Art Gallery: Twelve artists from Kenya and France will be showcasing their work here! A dynamic space that will host music and dance and poetry and a swap shop!

Healing Tent: Massage, acupuncture, kinesiology and apitherapy all on offer!

Art Therapy Tent: Need a time out? Join clinical psychologists to work through your stuff with art therapy.

Play Safe Tent: We know you’re going to have sex, so do it safely! Here we will be handing out condoms and lube, doing demonstrations and teaching you about how to stay safe while enjoying the ride!

Check out our overview of all the practises you can enjoy at Kisima, below! 

Movement practices

Hooping, African Dance, Thai Chi, Capoeira, Pilates, Womb wellness dance


  • Kundalini yoga
  • Partner yoga
  • Aerial yoga
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yoga Nidra

Ceremony and spirituality

Cacao ceremonies, Tarot readings, Sound healing, African spirituality- rebirthing workshop, Men’s circle, Women’s circle


Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Drumming therapy, Art therapy

Workshop/Lecture topics

Sexual health, Mental Health, Permaculture, Politics and emotional intelligence, Sex in Art, Cognitive Brain Therapy, Crystallise your resolutions, A Future for our children (environmental), Sex and Taboos, Apitherapy, Hypnotherapy, Feminism, Finances for the average Millennial, Corruption in Africa, Racism in Kenya, Freedom of Travel, LGBTQ Rights in East Africa, Conflict Resolution, Ayuverda


Un-clutter the mind, Mindfulness and trauma awareness, Conscious living, Cosmic meditation

Creative arts workshops

Drawing, Flower crowns, Recycled plastic mosaic, Flip flop sculptures, Poetry writing, Painting


Street dance troop, Storytelling, East African dance

Sensual workshops

Yoni Care, Anatomy of the orgasm, Soulful sexuality

Play safely

Condom demonstrations, Understanding STDs

Art Gallery