A unique hotel on Lamu Island

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are daily from 9-10am and 5-6pm. We also teach private classes and meditation.

We have four teachers:

Monika, the owner of Banana House, who’s passion is Yoga and her teachings make you smile and enjoy the moment. Her style is gentle though strengthening, for beginners and advanced practitioners. Inspired by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Founder of Art of Living Art of Living  and International Association of Human Values experiencing what the daily practice of Art of Living benefits her and her family, she strongly felt the need to offer the knowledge and the practice to all people who are interested in enjoying life, living stress free, and having a smile on their faces! Monika qualified as an Art of Living teacher in April 2009 and gives the happiness course herself.

Kelly, a formal primary school teacher and bodybuilder, trained by the Africa Yoga Project, a fantastic project which promotes yoga for locals to empower and strengthens the community. Kelly is gentle in teaching, strong & flexible in his body and calm mind. An amazing teacher who inspires many other local Africans to start practicing yoga.

Paska, our enthusiast teacher trained by Africa Yoga Project and Karuna Yoga. Paska teaches also community classes with the secondary girls Bright School and Kijani School. A very warm and dedicated teacher.

Awham, our first local Swahili teacher, who inspires other local men to start practicing yoga. Very flexible and willing to learn and to share his knowledge with you.

All teachers adapt to the students who come to class, either a beginners class or a more vigorous vinyasa flow class.

Yoga Retreats

Retreats are becoming more popular and Banana House offers the perfect accomodation, space and environment to create your own retreat. If you are a yoga teacher or holistic practitioner and you like to bring your group to Banana House we can make you a special retreat package. Banana House is pleased to announce our own yoga retreats scheduled for 2018/2019:

Art of Living Happiness Course 

7 - 9 Dec 2018 and 1- 3 March 2019 with Monika Fauth

Art of Living is an international non-profit, educational, charitable and humanitarian organization offering programs that eliminate stress, create a sense of belongingness, restore human values and encourage people from all religions and cultural traditions to come together.

3.30 – 6.30 pm Happiness Course

9.00 – 10.00 am Yoga (optional)
10.15am-1.30 pm Happiness Course
5.00 – 6.00 pm Sunset Dhow Sailing (optional)

9.00 - 12.30 am Happiness Course

Price: Accommodation two nights at Banana House, full board fresh organic vegetarian meals (2x diner, lunch, breakfast, water/tea), airport transfer, Happiness Program.

235$ per person sharing room or 259$ single occupancy

Book your extra night at 50$ pp (sharing room), single room 80$ on bed & breakfast

Optional (not included in the price) 

Book your massage for extra relaxation



Weekend Intensive Course 22-25 March 2019

with Emma Bonnici international yoga teacher

After her retreats and teacher training programs in UK, India, Malawi, South Africa, Emma Bonnici will teach at the Lamu Yoga Festival and immediately after the festival an intensive 15 hours intensive yoga and knowledge course.


Saturday: 7am-10am & 3.30pm- 7.30pm

Sunday: 7am-10am & 3.30pm- 7.30pm

Monday: 7am- 10am

Accommodation 3 nights at Banana House, full board fresh organic vegetarian meals, water/tea,  airport transfer, Intensive yoga course.

375$ per person sharing room or 425$ single occupancy

Book your extra night at 50$ pp sharing, 80$ single room on bed & breakfast

Optional: Book your massage 


Vinyasa Flow & Meditation with Kelly & Paska

A rejuvenating weekend for both beginners and intermediate

Friday: 4.30-6.30 pm Yoga & meditation

Saturday: 7am Walk on beach & swim (optional on your own)
9-10.30 am Yoga and Pranayama
4.00-5.15 pm Yoga
5.30-6.30 Dhow sunset sailing

Sunday: 9-10.30 am Yoga & meditation

Accommodation 2 nights at Banana House, full board fresh organic meals, healthy drinks, all yoga classes, walk, dhow sunset, airport transfer.

235$ per person sharing room or 259$ single occupancy.

Book your extra night at 50$ per person sharing on bed & breakfast

Optional: Book your massage


LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL 18-22 March 2019
with 26 teachers and 150 workshops

The Lamu Yoga Festival is a festival set up by Monika Fauth (owner of Banana House) and Kelly Alomba (Yoga Teacher at Banana House). This annual event is a celebrating of yoga and happiness. The fifth edition of this festival was in March 2018, it had 400 participants. The Lamu Yoga Festival was voted: "the number 1 Worldwide worth traveling for yoga festival!”

You do want to stay at Banana House, where it all started from! You can book directly with us your accommodation. 

Find the link below for more information and registration of the Lamu Yoga Festival.