The Lamu Yoga Festival founded by Monika Fauth of Banana House and Wellness Center in Shella. Talking to Lamu County, Monika started to teach Yoga at the Shella beach since in 1998 and till in March 2014 when the first Lamu Yoga Festival took place in Shella. The festival has been a successful event since Lamu’s way of life, environment and the people blends to create an atmosphere of a perfect destination to leave behind stresses and strain of modern life.

The festival brings people not only within the East Africa but yogis and teachers from as far as UK, Holland, Sudan and other parts of the world have been coming to join this wellness festival.

Apart from the yoga classes from different studios and venues in Lamu, Shella and Manda; other activities are held to make the festival more friendly and entertaining.

The four days festival offers meditating under the moon, a dhow sail, work­shops, fun com­pe­ti­tions, Swahili dishes and a grand finale beach party with Lamu drum­mers and acrobats. The festival always has something for everyone!