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THE TEAM

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Stu

 

“Yoga has given me strength and brought much enjoyment to my life… I truly believe it can greatly benefit anyone and everyone!”

I have been practicing yoga since 2002 and instructing classes since late 2003. I enjoy a dynamic style of practice like ashtanga and vinyasa-flow yoga and in 2003 I was certified in London through a kung fu inspired practice known as chaya (shadow) yoga. All of these yoga styles can be identified by the linking of breath with movement and they all encourage a sense of freedom through movement. I thoroughly enjoy working with practitioners of all levels and find myself learning a great deal from each class I instruct.

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Karen

“Yoga has given me the skills to find more freedom in my body, my mind and my life.”

​I found yoga in 2007 and it immediately had a profound effect on my life. I knew then that I had started on a lifelong journey of transformation. I developed a new-found respect for my body, my mind and my health. Having worked in the corporate world for a few years, yoga couldn’t have come at a better time! Naturally the call to teach began knocking on my door and I finally took the plunge.

I completed my teachers training with Jacqueline Ivory in 2011. In 2013 I travelled to study under Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldmann and most recently in 2015 completed a 200-hour Ashtanga intensive with them. Recently I entered into the role of lead teacher on Yo Yoga’s Ashtanga Mysore program and look forward to developing the program through teaching this special practice that I am extremely passionate about. Being able to share what I have learnt brings me great joy.

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Penny

“Yoga helps me to calm down and centre myself into a state of peace, tranquillity and serenity, as well as providing a wonderful practice that helps me develop my body’s flexibility and strength.”

I started yoga 15 years ago when I discovered Bikram yoga in Australia and when I moved back to South Africa 7 years ago I did my 200-hour teacher training in 2012 and 500-hour in 2017.

Yoga isn’t about pretzel shapes and handstands, it’s about recognising and nourishing the light within. Yoga seeps into your bones, your heart and your soul and over time, with consistent practice, yoga can give you a new outlook on yourself and the world around you. My teaching style largely focuses on helping students find proper alignment and moving deeper into postures.

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Lucy

"Yoga gives me a safe space to focus on my body and my breath."

My yoga journey began in Cape Town back in 2010. After two weeks of regular practice I could already begin to feel the physical and mental benefits. I was sleeping better, I was becoming stronger and more flexible and I felt more comfortable in my own skin. My yoga practice quickly became an integral part of my life and in 2012 I took the leap and signed up for my first yoga teacher training with Africa Yoga. I am particularly passionate about the dynamic flow of vinyasa yoga as I love the harmonious and meditative union between movement and breath. I also love the discipline and structure of the bikram sequence. Although I still find it challenging, it is great to feel how the postures develop and progress over time. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to share the magic of yoga with others as I continue to grow on my yoga journey.

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Ish

"A light gleaming with purpose, focus and the determination to evolve. This journey is my gift to you all. I am Ish”

My yogic journey began as a struggle for purpose. Over the past 3 years I have dedicated my time to searching for this purpose through, vinyasa, yin, strength building and flexible stability. As my body has changed so the years of corporate chasing has faded and a new light has emerged. I completed my teachers training in 2017 with the Wellness Connection and have been teaching ever since. This journey is my gift to you all. 

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Bev

"I love yoga for the fact that it pulls you into the present. My time on my mat is a practice of self-care, self love, and healing, which we all need on a daily basis. The lessons we learn on our mats empower us in our daily lives.”

I grew up practicing yoga in my Gran’s classes. She taught yoga and meditation and I was fortunate enough to learn from her as a child.

I am a 500 hour qualified Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa and Bikram teacher. I completed my 200 hour TTC at YoYoga in 2016, and my 300 hour advanced training with Catherine Wilkinson in 2017. I have been teaching since 2016 and absolutely love seeing students grow in their practice!

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Lisa

"For me yoga isn’t about perfect poses on Instagram, it’s about taking the time for yourself, to be with yourself, your body and your breath.”

After over 20 years working in the fitness industry everything changed for me when I rediscovered yoga. After discovering this new passion for the practice I completed my yoga teacher training in 2019. Since then I have also completed my Hot 26, yin yoga and kid's yoga teacher training. 

Yoga allows me to be fully present in the moment. I particularly love a strong, dynamic vinyasa flow. It requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and it’s ever changing flow requires focus and develops a connection to breath. Also love the mental strength challenge of Hot 26 and how it really requires us to genuinely ‘show up’ on our mats.