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Andrea Hartley: Aerial Silks and Hula Hoop | Kisima Festival 2021

  Andrea graduated from Louisiana State University Honors College in 2014 with a BA in International Studies concentrated in Africa and a double minor in Business Administration and Psychology. Andrea trained in Aerial Arts at LSU’s School of Theatre 2013-2014 … Read More

Manka Bajaj: Yoga Nidra, Ecstatic Dance, Embodiment | Kisima Festival 2021

  Manka is a Yogi turned Life Coach, trained in Integrated Coaching from South Africa. She brings a unique and embodied approach to mental health, combining somatic, breathwork and mindfulness practices to provide a safe release for emotions and stress … Read More

Fionah Mukuriah: Self Optimization Process, Art of Emotions | Kisima Festival 2021

  Fionah is a holistic wellness advocate and is currently practising as a counselling psychologist. She founded Lotasi in 2020 with the aim of supporting individuals on their path to wholeness of being. Lotasi is a loose Swahili-fication of the … Read More

Mohamed Ismat: Kids’ Yoga, Acrobatics | Kisima Festival 2021

  Mohamed is a yoga teacher, circus arts performer and acrobatics instructor.   Mohamed’s Kisima Offerings: Kids’ Acrobatics Where: Kids’ Zone on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.   Kids’ Yoga Where: Kids’ Zone on Saturday 23rd October. … Read More

Yuanita Khaduri: Body Art | Kisima Festival 2021

  Yuanita Khaduri has been practicing Body Art professionally for 3 years now. She offers the service to both individuals and groups for photoshoots and themed parties. She has also worked at small and large events. Yuanita additionally works with … Read More

Michael Akida: Kids’ Tae Kwondo | Kisima Festival 2021

  Michael is a motivated tae kwondo instructor with advanced training in tae kwondo and specialization in physical fitness, self defense etc. In 2010 his journey into tae kwondo began with his coach/Master, Onesmus Safari Ngao. He has traveled with … Read More

Jean Sangale: Clarity Breathwork | Kisima Festival 2021

  After more then 20 years working in Digital Project Management in London, Jean fell passionately in love with Breathwork and became a qualified facilitator. It’s the culmination of a more than 30 year personal journey into the study and … Read More

Tamara Britten: Vinyasa and Yin Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Tamara is a certified yoga instructor with 400 hours of training with Yoga Alliance in vinyasa flow, aerial, acro, SUP and hatha yoga. Expanding her practice into these various styles have given her the opportunity to experiment, to practice … Read More

Kevin Mwachiro: Modern Sexuality | Kisima Festival 2021

  Kevin Mwachiro is a writer, journalist, podcaster, and queer activist. Kevin’s first book is, Invisible – Stories from Kenya’s Queer Community. He was part of the editorial team for Boldly Queer – African Perspectives on Same-sex sexuality and gender … Read More

Dr. Thania Paffelholz: Inclusive Society | Kisima Festival 2021

  Thania is internationally renowned for her work on and in support of peace and political change processes worldwide, focusing on mediation and peacebuilding, inclusion and participation, as well as the conditions under which change processes produce sustainable outcomes. In … Read More

Heather Gordon Athie: Wim Hof Method, Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Heather is a certified Level 2 Wim Hof Method (WHM) Instructor, Yoga and meditation teacher, mental resilience trainer and certified nutritional health coach. Pre-pandemic you could find her traveling across Europe, the US and Kenya running retreats and offering … Read More

Laura Sunblad: Prana Vinyasa Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Laura Sundblad is a Nairobi-based Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher. Her practice is influenced by her teachers around the world, including at Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga, at the Jivamukti School and at the Ananda Ashram in New … Read More

Ngala Chome: History of the Kenyan Coast | Kisima Festival 2021

    Ngala is an award-winning writer, historian and social scientist. He was born and raised in Mombasa, and his work examines the modern history of the Kenyan coast. In 2013-14, Ngala was the Commonwealth Scholar at the University of … Read More

Mildred Otieno: Spirituality to Decolonize, African Astrology, Dream Symbolism | Kisima Festival 2021

  Mildred is a spiritualist, cardologer, historian, predictive astrologer, and researcher into the mystical realms, particularly African Traditional Religions (ATRs). Following an 18 year spiritual journey, she now uses her knowledge and gifts to guide, teach, and heal others.   … Read More

Hetal Bid: Thai Yoga Massage | Kisima Festival 2021

  Born and brought up Kenyan, Hetal began practicing yoga and meditation from the age of 13. In 2019, she trained with Yoga Union in Bali, and is a Vinyasa Flow coach. Also in 2019, Hetal rediscovered her love for … Read More

Benny Giuliani: Yin Yang and Restorative Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Benny has been practicing Hatha and Iyengar yoga since she was 15 years old but, finally became a teacher in 2017. Since then she has never looked back and continues training in and teaching yin, restorative and functional vinyasa … Read More

Sandra Leichum: Injury Prevention, Stress Resilience | Kisima Festival 2021

  Sandra has done various training in the healing arts since 2013, which has evolved into her own way of teaching movement , mindfulness and inner connection. She is a trained Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 200hr … Read More


KISIMA FESTIVAL is dedicated to your wellness. Now more than ever. This is how KISIMA will help maximize your healing, while minimizing your risk: Vast open air space: Our 50- acre baobab forest provides an oasis of peace, joy, and … Read More


We are super excited to introduce you to our wonderful group of Kisima teachers, healers and workshop leaders for Mind, Body and Soul.   NEHA ERASMUS is a certified PSYCH-K facilitator, working with individuals & groups for the purpose of … Read More


KISIMA Festival is a 4-day celebration of mind, body, and soul within the tranquil haven of Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi. We welcome you into our safe space to relax, rejuvenize, and revitalize while connecting to yourself, others, and the natural … Read More


The time has come for our new year festival to evolve into much more, welcome to the many faces of Beneath the Baobabs…


The first of our monthly editorials from our Creative Director Matt


Clearly COVID has dictated a great deal of our decisions at Beneath the Baobabs in 2020. Whilst the cancellation of Beneath the Baobabs Festival has been a necessary heartbreak for us all, there has been much to learn from this period.


Due to recently increased curfew restrictions as well as various challenges for organizing large-sized events, we have taken the difficult decision not to host any events this New Year Period at Beneath the Baobabs.