Writers Retreat

In December 2019, the seasoned playwright and film producer Alex Ikawa conducted a week-long writers residency at Aramesh. His approach was iterative and decidedly practical, with short, densely packed writing assignments interspersed with one-on-one writing clinics. There were three adults and three school students from Kwale. This workshop turned out to be intense but playful,…

Insight and Purpose

This 4-day experimental workshop at Aramesh in April 2019 was run by Edgar Kimathi and Narissa Allibhai, with Khalid Njowa, a guest teacher in Affirmative Art. The aim of the experiment was to test how Affirmative Art can combine with yoga, meditation and Tibetan sound healing. Narissa, also a participant, taught yoga every morning, and…

Community Workshop

Aramesh hosted 34 participants from all over the Kenyan coast region to discuss …. Story about the first retreat at Aramesh complete with all the amusing challenges experienced, lessons, memories and outcomes. + photographs

Local Actors Club

During the Aramesh Writers’ workshop, the teacher Alex Ikawa directed a short movie based on a plot developed by budding thespians from the local village Munje. These thespians had originally approached Dr. Keshavjee for help in developing their dramatic skills in order to make movies. They came to Aramesh and volunteered on constructing the amphitheatre…

Community Outreach

Aramesh will provide talented East African writers, artists, composers and performers with a space for uninterrupted creative immersion and collaboration. 

Our Journey

Aramesh is a home for retreats and workshops that are centered around community outreach, healing, environmental sustainability, art and cultural cohesion.

Physical Vision

The Aramesh site sits on 11.5 acres of land with a private beach of about 150 meters.  Special focus in the architecture, farming and landscaping will be on environmental responsibility.