Yan was conducting a Yoga and Art event for the Banjuka Project which is run by World Friends in Baba Dogo Slum, Nairobi.

Art Around ! is a not-for-profit organization promoting mental and physical health through yoga, art and mindfulness classes and events.

We have delivered over 30 workshops in 3 geographies (Japan, Hong Kong, Kenya) serving over 200 clients including students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, elderly in Hong Kong, artists at an artist-run Dust Depo Studio and kids from Baba Dogo Slum as part of World Friend’s Banjuka project in Nairobi. We have also run 2 cultural art tours to Kamiebiike village in Japan with Yamakiwa Gallery.

Founder !

Yan is from Hong Kong. She was a banker previously based in London and Nairobi. Along the way, she has been hopping around over 20 countries. Inspired by entrepreneurial Kenyans, she decided to take a sabbatical year from mid-2016 to pursue art and explore possibilities of career. Motivated by the need for hospice care from her mother, she started Art Around ! in 2018 to meet the mental health challenges in Hong Kong and globally.

Certifications

Certified 200-hour yoga teacher with Patrick Creelman & Rinat Perlman, Pure Yoga HK

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations, Brown University Mindfulness Centre

Somatic Experiencing Beginning I/ II Training with Pedro Prado, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

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