Yoga Stone Town is located in the heart of Zanzibar - an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania mainland.
Our studio is the first of its kind on the island, and we encourage it as a space that is welcoming to everyone.
Our classes are suitable for all levels of yogis, even if you have never tried yoga before.
With both local & international teachers guiding the way, you will learn to love the practice or will embrace new challenges and growth on the mat with us.
meet our teachers
Päivi Toivola, the owner and founder of Yoga Stone Town, has been teaching yoga for 9 years in Stockholm at Ashtanga Yoga Stockholm and has a bachelor’s degree in health science and health education from the University of Physical Education in Stockholm. Recently, she has been assisting Marisa van Vuuren on yoga teacher trainings in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Päivi is teaching Ashtanga and Yin Yoga at the studio. She eagerly welcomes beginners and advanced yogis to try some classes!
who we are
Ayda Abdalla is from Zanzibar and has been practicing yoga for 10 years. She completed her teacher trainings with Africa Yoga Project and Zanzi Yoga, and her children's teacher training with Yoga Pura Vida. She has been teaching Power Yoga and Vinyasa flow for 3 years with Living Yoga in Stone Town and outreach classes, and children's yoga for half a year. Ayda is teaching Hatha, Power and Yin yoga at Yoga Stone Town and will also offer classes in Kiswahili.
We are proud to say we have
a 5 star facebook rating
"I have been attending Yoga Stone Town regularly since its opening and have only good things to say! The classes are thorough and fun- the time flies by. Both Päivi and Ayda are very friendly, supportive and attentive. The studio is in great location and the space itself is relaxing and spacious." - Phoebe
"When I first met Päivi, I didn't know about Ashtanga Yoga. I was 50+ of age and overweight but with her help I started to learn, step by step. Päivi encouraged me to continue.
As a yoga teacher, Päivi is really skilled and educational. You feel safe and relaxed when she is guiding you into new assanas.
I warmly recommend Päivi." - Carin
"Päivi is very skilled, careful and at the same time she is intuitive and sensitive. She is good at creating a safe atmosphere so that I as a beginner dared to come back and learn yoga step by step. I have not wanted any other yoga teacher ." - Ann
"Great location, amazing yoga instructor and very soothing atmosphere in the studio. Well worth a visit.. or more." - Tabby
"The yoga studio is a very nice place in Stone Town. Well located and quiet. Päivi is a good and attentive Yoga Teacher. I really enjoyed the session today and am ready for more!" - Perrine
" Had a wonderful class. The teacher was kind, knowledgeable and supportive. I highly recommend trying a class." - Faye