Yoga Festival
Yoga Festival

Yogis gathering by Lamu Fort

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Lamu Yoga Festival
Lamu Yoga Festival

Popular annual event

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Lamu Island
Lamu Island

Colourful scarves

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Yoga Festival
Yoga Festival

Yogis gathering by Lamu Fort

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Events, Festivals & Happenings on Lamu Island

If you want to try and coincide your stay at Deuli House with a special event that's happening on the island, here are some forthcoming ideas to consider:

17-20 March 2022: Yoga Festival

Held at different venues which include Dhow House, Kasbah and Banana house, at Shela, Lamu Island, Kenya.

The yoga lessons will come from qualified teachers who will be sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills. The retreat will cover immersion on Western, Asian and African wisdom. This event is been organized to empower the community and encourage a peaceful mind and body by practicing yoga. The yoga lessons will come from qualified teachers who will be sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills. The retreat will cover immersion on Western, Asian and African wisdom. The retreat will be featuring a lot of workshop and classes among other programs.

January 2022: Dhow Race

New Year's Lamu Dhow Race occurs on Shela Beach, Lamu island yearly on 1 January. As a highlight of New Year celebrations and the most prestigious race of the year, the dhow competition attracts dozens of local watermen along with hundreds of curious spectators. Other festivities feature parties that last all the way into the night.

November 2021: Lamu Yoga Festival

The festival offers five days of yoga, with over 25 teachers, 150 yoga classes, meditations and workshops in Shela, Lamu town and Manda Island. Experience many different styles of yoga from wonderful teachers, including Aerial yoga and early bird yoga on the magnificent Shela beach. Get a taste of the Swahili culture and join the Swahili Dinner, Sunset Dhow Sail and final bonfire.

October 2021: Maulid Festival

Thousands of pilgrims and visitors flock to the Kenyan island of Lamu to mark the birth of the Prophet Mohammed during the Maulid Festival. 

Recitations of poems, music, and dances, calligraphy and art exhibits, dhow and donkey races, swimming competitions, and a colorful parade take place during this lively religious celebration. 

Many events are centered in and around the Riyadha Mosque and along the ancient streets of this World Heritage town.