I re-discovered yoga in my mature years, in the practice of yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra. I practiced as a child and during my three pregnancies, however through a dedicated daily practice over the last few years, I have been moved by the deeply transformative and healing nature of practice in yoga. Yoga has gifted me with a deep sense of connection to myself and to the world, as well as mental and physical stability. I have a certificate in a higher learning program based on human biology and nutrition through CNELM(Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management) in London. I have also completed the 500hr Teacher Training Program through The Shala in Cape Town, which is a fully registered school with Yoga Alliance. I consider myself blessed to have been taught by the most beautiful Tamsin and Thomas Sheehy, as well as my friend and yoga teacher Jeannie Holmes. I practice utilizing the techniques in Hatha, offering classes which are detailed and alignment based, utilizing props, as well as discussing the anatomy and the benefits to the body. I incorporate techniques in pranayama(breath), as well as meditation in my classes. I am passionate about assisting my students to find contentment in their lives through a healthy body and an open heart. Yoga has been my life’s biggest gift, and has given my life purpose. I am honored to pass these gifts onto my students. My belief is that once you become a student of yoga, you enter into a life-long path of studying this rich and multi-layered practice. I immerse myself daily in studying the ancient yoga texts, self-study through journaling, as well as time on my mat and meditation seat. *Studio Owner, 500hrs RYT
I was aware of the beauty of the mind-body connection during my years of dancing and yearned to take it to a deeper level. I began exploring yoga asana over 25 years ago, and was very deeply drawn to the essence of the practice: BREATH. It was through the understanding of breathwork that I began to experience presence in my practice. This is the essence of my approach to teaching. BREATH IS LIFE ! Yoga guides us back to our true nature, that which already exists within all of us: PEACE, LOVE, JOY, FREEDOM. My intention for each class, is to facilitate self healing by deepening the mind body connection, through the practice of threading breath with movement. That sense of coming back to ourselves & tapping into our own powerful natural healing tools. Feeling self empowered with the self knowledge & self realization, that we are our own healers. *500hrs RYT
Mandisa Nduli is a 33 year old Durbanite, who resides in Cape Town. She is a qualified Civil Engineer who has evolved into what she calls, a holistic engineer for the past 8 years. This holistic engineering includes, but is not exclusive to qualifications in 500RYT (Yoga), mindfulness/meditation, massage, access bars ®️ and plant medicine. Her style of yoga teaching is based strongly in Hatha and is infused with other styles including yin, flow, restorative etc. This is usually adapted to each client (private) and/or group class. If you don’t find her on the mat teaching, she is either practicing yoga, reading, writing, dancing , in nature alone or with loved ones trying to fill her cup. She believes in the art of simplicity and loves to create a space, to feel the wholeness of any experience. Don’t miss out on connecting with her on her mat. You will feel her gentle yet assertive nature. It is a welcoming invitation to feel parts of your body you forgot existed, you will laugh, you will play and mostly you will learn from a curious perspective. Her philosophy is geared towards simplifying your practice so you can simplify your life. *500hrs RYT
Harriet Came is a pre and post natal yoga specialist and has been teaching for 7 years since the birth of her son, through the pregnancies of her subsequent two girls and now daily around Cape Town. She is also a doula and uses her birthing experiences to inform and influence her teaching, working to show how conscious breathing, specific yoga postures and techniques can really help enhance a pregnancy and help birth and postnatal recovery.
Elaine’s love affair with Yoga started in 2000- Her first class left her feeling like a 5 year old , so familiar and nourishing, she had come home! This Journey led her on the most Exquisite Adventure, revealing Yoga’s healing Medicine and Magic. Her Practice became her passion. Elaine, seeks to translate and express the Joy, Freedom and Support that Yoga offers, in connecting and getting to know the body. She strives to show students the Beauty and Importance of this connection, despite our differences of strengths and abilities. Inspired by the precision and alignment of Iyengar ; the strength and core connection physically and emotionally of Forrest yoga; the anatomical understanding of safe and healthy practice of the spine, through Synergy Yoga – culminating in the Grace and fluidity of Vinyasa. Respecting & valuing ones’ body, is the Key to good health. She teaches from the heart, and includes all the delicious Jewels of her studies into her classes. Yoga is a lifetime Journey, that never ceases to Surprise and Delight Elaine, it guides her to a better understanding and respect of herself, on all levels, hence to a better understanding and respect of the world around her. Qualifications: 2012 Africa Yoga YTT 200hr 2013 Ana Forrest YTT 200hr 2013 Yoga Life YTT 200hr 2014 Jim Harrington Synergy YTT 300hr Her practice started nearly 20 years ago, regularly attending Iyengar workshops and classes. Over the years, she has continued her yoga studies within South Africa and in India. In addition, she hosts many workshops, on Alignment & Adjustments & runs Local & International Retreats.