Alta
I walked into my first yoga class in 2005, completed my training in 2010, taught part-time and finally full-time in 2013 when I settled back in Cape Town. My approach to life and yoga is lighthearted and fun and I enjoy expressing this in my classes by creating a flow and freedom of poses wherein you can feel & explore your body & mind and apply this back into your life. This is the kind of yoga I enjoy and share.

 

Chris
2008 was that first class and have subsequently found  myself drawn to this ancient practice. Teaching allows me to share my enthusiasm, passion and growing understanding of the various limbs of Yoga.  Undertaking  the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Course with Jim Harrington previously from Karma Shala also including his 6 week Anatomy Course both in Cape Town 2011, there been many workshops attended since and a recent journey to India (Sept 2012- Feb 2103) studying at the Himalayan Iyengar School and also from teachers (Ashtanga lineage) in Mysore.

The classes taught are usually dynamic, influenced by Ashtanga and Vinyassa Flow, although there are opportunities to teach a much gentler beginner friendly style,.they include relaxation, breathing techniques, bringing awareness to the benefits of the practice . I encourage a safe,  inclusive, non competitive attitude, modifying the sequences and asanas  to suit the individual needs or level of the student.

Yolande
Yolande started yoga as a form of physical exercise, but quickly realised there was much more in play here than touching her toes. Slowly but surely the yoga started to creep of her mat and into her life making its way into her body, mind and soul.

In 2012 Yolande travelled to India and did her teacher training at Parmath Niketan Ashram. She has been teaching Vinyasa and Bikram since then and continues to use her love of travel and learning to deepen her yoga practice.

Yolande is also an Occupational Therapist. Her intention is to create a safe space to facilitate her students own journey with yoga and her classes are inspired by everyday life.

Alexa
“I have been moving, twisting, flowing and bending since I can remember. As a young rhythmic gymnast, my love for body movement and it’s importance has always been prevalent in my life. My first encounter with yoga was in 2009 when my sister invited me along to a yoga class with her and it was a dreamy, exiting love at first sight kind of affair. Needless to say, in 2014 I did my 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Warrior.

I enjoy teaching playful and creative flows with a strong focus on breath and individual transitions. I aim to encourage my students to feel free yet fierce in their practice so as to welcome challenging postures that may seem scary, even to the advanced yogi, enjoy being guided into each pose with a beginners mind. Through my practice I have found yoga to be very powerful in discovering and facilitating that growth be it emotional or physical and I hope to share this with my students.”

Claudia
Claudia Uffhaus first started the Practice of Yoga in 2007, and decided to take her practice further to becoming a teacher in 2010. She completed her 200 hour Ashtanga teacher training course with Jim Harrington in Cape Town.
With a history of Rock Climbing, Tai Chi, Yoga and a great love for the outdoors, she has embraced this new direction in which life has taken her and ties in some of the lessons she has learnt from the various aspects of her life style.
Claudia encourages practitioners to become more aware of their own body, their breath, their thoughts and the present moment in order to begin a self practice.
Charney
My love for yoga stems from the space, strength and flexibility which is created both in the mind and in the body.Having been trained in both hatha and ashtanga yoga, I teach a free flowing vinyasa style practice,  focusing on bringing awareness onto the mat through the breath and connecting with the body.

 

Sandy
Sandy first experienced yoga at a Bikram studio in London in 2002 and was immediately drawn to the physical elements of the class and the amazing feeling of her body adapting to the heated environment it found itself in.
She practiced regularly at various Bikram and Vinyasa studios in London and attended a pregnancy yoga workshop in 2009 which was thecatalyst to take her practice further and become an instructor. Three more years of practice and a change of country, she fulfilled her ambition completing a Yoga Alliance 200hrs Vinyasa teacher training in 2013 at Yogalife in Cape Town.
Her yoga journey over the past 14 years has been inspired by many teachers and texts however she is always drawn back to the restorative and physical elements of practice focusing on alignment and form combined with a strong core. Her classes mirror these principles, are dynamic in nature offering a combination of restorative and strengthening postures that challenge and develop both body and mind. With a sprinkle of humour because let’s face it, life needs to be fun.
Nicole
Nicole completed a Yoga Alliance 200hr Vinyasa teacher training in London and Morocco in 2012. Practicing yoga since 2007 she became inspired by its many benefits and has been exploring the world of yoga as a practitioner and teacher ever since. Nicole teaches a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa style classes enjoying the flow and dynamism of Vinyasa as well as the slow progressive movements of Hatha. She believes that a dedicated yoga practice provides the cornerstone to living well on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

 

Kimberly
Kimberly Burger, originally from Pretoria, studied dance at the UCT School of Dance and graduated in 2013. Movement has been a priority and fascination of hers since before she can remember. Introduced mainly through the discipline of Classical Ballet, throughout the years Kimberly has gradually sought to broaden her study of how our bodies move and function. While working in Hong Kong, yoga became monumental in her every day life. Practicing regularly, and with some wonderful and insightful teachers,  fueled and nourished her. Motivated and inspired, she completed her 200hour Teacher Training with Jim Harrington at ReUnion Yoga and Meditation in 2015, which now gives her the opportunity to explore and share these teachings, which have been such an incredible part of her own learning. She enjoys implementing movement concepts that she has, and continues to be exposed to, throughout all the different disciplines, in a playful and in-depth approach. Always encouraging the endless pursuit of understanding and integrity within ourselves and our environment.
Tarryn
Tarryn’s love for yoga started the minute she walked into her first class just over 2 years ago. Although her reason for starting yoga was to gain flexibility, she soon learned it was much more than that! She completed her RYT200 in Pretoria last year. She is also the manager of the Yoga South Africa website and hosts yoga events in and around Cape Town. With a love for Vinyasa, Tarryn enjoys bringing unique and fun sequences into her classes. Her passion for yoga grows every day and she can’t wait to roll out her mat with all of you!
Mandisa
Mandisa loves to be challenged both on and off the mat, physically and mentally. You will tend to find her classes revolving a lot around working with strength where she holds the poses, be it strength or flexibility based. Her classes will involve sequences that focus on a total body workout, allowing you to have fun whilst you kick up a good sweat. Her classes will give you the best of both worlds, a good physical work out and a good mental workout, allowing you to zone out completely whilst being lost in the moment. You will leave the class feeling rejuvenated.