THE STORY OF YOGA WITHIN

YogaWithin is situated in the beautiful Noordhoek Valley, surrounded by the tranquility of nature in the heart of the Garden Emporium.
The beautiful studio used to be an atrium and with vision was transformed into this space of light - surrounded by flowing water fountains, high ceilings, bamboo floors and floor-to-ceiling windows - all allowing for the perfect place to practice yoga and to connect to your own inner silence.

The vision is to create a feeling of community - a fellowship of caring humans coming together to share, to listen, to support; reflecting on today’s life matters through the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy.

This is your space: an oasis where you can relax, take off your shoes, enjoy yourself and the art of living. Feel free, think big, think small. This is a place where people will be seen. Take your time and breathe. Seize the moment, use your key and open your heart. Laugh, cry, or be crazy if you like. This is your space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teachers

Anree Conarroe

Anree Conarroe

Anree has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1998.

Her journey of self-discovery and growing awareness of the subtle energies in and around the physical body started during a stay in a forest monastery in Thailand. Extensive travels through India, North America, Europe and South-east Asia exposed her to various aspects of the yoga philosophy and practices.

In 2002 Anree started practicing Vijñāna Yoga at Studio Asana in Amsterdam under Teresa Caldas, following the principles of Dona Holleman and Orit Sen-Gupta. Anree holds a Certified Teacher Training Certificate in Vinyāsa Yoga, as well as an Advanced Teacher Training Certificate. She is deeply inspired by her teachers such as Simon Borg-Olivier, Shimon Ben-Avi and Aditi M.Gaur, from the Himalayan Tradition.

Living in Noordhoek with her husband and three sons, Anree continues to take every opportunity to deepen her practice of yoga and meditation.

Leora Leibovitz

Leora Leibovitz

Leora stumbled into her first yoga class 20 years ago trying to recover from an injury while preparing for the 92 olympic games as a marathon runner on the Israeli team.

That class would mark the beginning of a transforming life journey. Through the profound and wise teaching of her teacher Shimon Ben-Avi Leora embarked on the journey which lead her to this little paradise at the end of the world called Noordhoek. Leora followed an athletic career throughout her life, completed her masters degree in physical science, and has travelled the world to study the yoga philosophy and the yogic way of life from some of today’s greatest teachers, among them Pattabi joice, Richard Freeman, Anna Forest, David Life and Sharon Gannon.

Through her studies and understanding, Leora feels that she has been able to shift her life and lifestyle allowing her to lead a more clear, focused, stress-free, love-filled life contributing to good health and passion for life. Her intention as a teacher is to share that positive outlook and sensation with as many as she can reach.

Gavin Robertson

Gavin Robertson

Gavin has a keen interest in the integration of western and eastern approaches to psychology.

He enjoys exploring the relationship between scientific research, particularly quantum theory, and the understanding of the universe from the perspective of yoga. In this way Gavin views the psyche as being the size of the universe, our internal journey reflected in our external reality. Through teaching yoga philosophy, he applies yoga concepts to the practicalities of integrating our internal world with our external experience. Gavin works within a yoga framework to discover and explore the path toward the truer Self in the journey of authenticity.

He is currently completing a Ph.D in Yoga Psychology.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Sarah approaches yoga from a background in soccer, dance and gymnastics. She started practicing yoga in 2007 after getting tired of suffering from repeat injuries playing soccer. Sarah stuck with yoga due to the mental clarity she found from movement meditation.

Sarah’s classes traverse traditional and inspired poses fluidly using a “whole mat” approach where students marinate on internal anchors to navigate their experiences. Grounded in prana flow vinyasa yoga, Sarah tries to bring a gentle playfulness to her classes through intention, philosophy and breath. Sarah acknowledges with gratitude, love and light Shiva Rea, Jessica Lazar, and Shimon Ben Avi as her core teachers.

When not on her mat, you can find Sarah hiking, reading, and working in the public health field integrating movement and play into daily lives.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Steve’s experience of the transformative power of yoga began with his first yoga class in 2005.  It was filled with laughter and curiosity and got him looking at his mind/body connection in a new light.  It wasn’t until he was working in development work in the north of post-conflict Sri Lanka that his connection to the practice really deepened. The connection between movement and breath gave him the physical and emotional space to release non-serving noise, emotions and tension and create space for wonderful things to enter.  As everyone’s experience on the mat is different, Steve aims to create a space for you to connect with yourself with compassion and joy.

Some of the wonderful things from the last year include teaching yoga as part of Stanford’s Health Improvement Program, working at a retreat centre in Morocco, co-leading a 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training in the Philippines and running Acrovinyasa workshops in Australia and Myanmar.

He is excited to have returned to his homeland, South Africa!

(RYT500, ACROVINYASA certified)

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia started practising physical yoga nine years ago and has been teaching since 2010. One of her first yoga teachers was Jim Harrington and she went on to complete a 200-hour Teacher Training Course with him. Her classes are hugely inspired by the Synergy Yoga style and focus on a detailed alignment. Claudia is a nature geek and an outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor activities make her feel at peace and inspire her to live in the present as much as possible. She regularly leads yoga hike events, combining her two passions.

She feels that Yoga is much more than a yoga class, it is a way of life!

Lynette Morris

Lynette Morris

Yoga found me in a treehouse in Thailand in 2003.

I was fortunate enough to spend time at sea since then and travelled the world. I practised in London, France, Seychelles and Qatar. This enabled me to train with John Scott, Valerie Jeremijenko and more.

I practised Astanga before doing my Teacher training in Costa Rica in 2009.

Since returning to Cape Town I have kept up with my anatomy studies with Jim Harrington and fundamentals with Simon- Borg Oliver, blending my knowledge to create a playful practice.

In 2016 I decided to take my practice to a different level. Having always had a fierce love for Martial Arts I travelled to Germany to train with Cameron Shayne.

I am Cape Town’s first Budokon Yoga teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

 February 2017

 March 2017

Please Note: Studio will be closed on 21 March 2017

Please note that we offer private lessons on request; contact info@yogawithin.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

 

Yoga Fundamentals Course

Every Tuesday & Thursday morning (2-28 Feb 2017)

  • Dare to take the leap and join us!
  • These 8 sessions in February will give you a solid foundation and tools fundamentally necessary to take your practice to the next level.
  • Understand correct alignment, breathing and the true meaning behind the postures.
  • Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

 

Intro to Budokon Yoga

Sunday 12th, 19th & 26th of February 2017

  • Budokon is a combination of martial arts and yoga
  • Focusing on strength, agility, mobility & stamina
  • Join for all 3 sessions (R500); or join per session (R200 each)
  • Booking essential on: info@yogawithin.co.za

 

Sacred Sound Journey with Kailash

Sunday, 26 February 2017

  • Due to popular demand, Kailash will be performing one last Sound Journey before returning home
  • Come experience a Sound Journey like no other - the resonance of Sacred World Music performed by a master
  • A poetic dance of purification and rejuvenation!
  • Booking and EFT payment essential on: info@yogawithin.co.za

 

8am classes are back in February 2017!

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-9:00

  • Join us for this energizing morning yoga sequence to get the juices flowing!
  • This one-hour class will leave you feeling stretched and strengthened, connected, mindful and ready to tackle your day!
  • Open to all - drop-ins and class-card holders

 

Back to Basics Yoga Course

Every Monday evening (9 January - 27 February 2017)
  • Join us for this 8-week yoga course
  • Understand the true benefits and meaning behind the yoga postures
  • Learn correct alignment
  • Perfect for beginners and practitioners wanting to go deeper

 

Shiva-Rea Inspired Vinyasa

Sundays from 9:00-10:30

  • Join Sarah for this beautiful flowing & inspired Vinyasa class
  • Explore your edge with playfulness and intention
  • Open to class-card holders and drop-ins

 

Synergy-inspired Vinyasa

Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30

  • Join Claudia for an invigorating Synergy-inspired Vinyasa class
  • Mobilize and awaken your spine, as you move with grace & fluidity
  • Open to class-card holders and drop-ins

 

Yin Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays from 18:00-19:15

  • Join Anree for this beautiful meditative, candlelit class
  • The practice of yin yoga trains us in the habit of slowing down, paying attention and being present
  • Releasing into areas of the body where we hold a lot of tension, guiding us to restore & renew
  • Open to class-card holders and drop-ins

 

Advanced TTC module 22-29 April 2017

with Shimon Ben Avi

  • This 7 day module will form part of the Advanced Teachers Training course with Shimon (overall adding up to 300 hours)
  • Open to teachers and experienced practitioners
  • Limited to 27 people only
  • Book now, to avoid disappointment
  • info@yogawithin.co.za

 

Location

The YogaWithin Studio is in the Noordhoek Garden Emporium on the corner of Noordhoek Main Road and Katzenellenbogen Street.
Entrance to the YogaWithin Studio is through the Nursery or Pole Yard.
After hours, use the lower gate on Katzenellenbogen Road.

Address:
Noordhoek Garden Emporium, Noordhoek Main Road,
Corner Katzenellenbogen Street
Cape Town, Western Cape, 7979, South Africa

T: 082 929 4833
E: info@yogawithin.co.za

Noordhoek Garden Emporium

  • +27 (0) 82 929 4833
  • info@yogawithin.co.za
  • yogawithin.co.za
  • Noordhoek Main Road
    Corner Katzenellenbogen Street
    Cape Town, Western Cape, 7979, South Africa

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