Nairobi, Jan. 19 -- There is a startling likeness in manner, character and aspiration between Anne Kinyanjui and Jackie Oyuyo, the founders and directors of Siha Wellness at Nairobi's ABC Place.

So intertwined are the lives of the two lawyers, yoga enthusiasts, trainers and businesswomen that one is nearly an extension of the other. When Anne speaks, she appears to put words to Jackie's thoughts, and vice versa.

It is this telepathy that made them forge a friendship when they met on a yoga mat 10 years ago. As their camaraderie blossomed, so did the desire to establish their own yoga studio, someday.

This dream would culminate in Siha Wellness, which they co-founded last year. Inside, the ambience, the wooden floors, the hot room and t...