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.

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.

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus has been teaching Yoga around Cape Town and internationally for the past 8 years. Her classes incorporate different teaching styles and philosophy which she has gathered from different influences over these years.

Always teaching with integrity and mindfulness of who is in class, she strives to keep everybody safe, relaxed and playful;)

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!

Alta Lourette

Alta Lourette

Alta, a rebel by heart, is an international yoga teacher dedicated to inspiring earth dwellers to play and be an observer of their thoughts.

Alta has been practicing different styles of yoga since 2005 in various locations worldwide. She attended her teacher training Level 1 in Goa, and Level 2 (500hrs) in Pondicherry, India with John Ogilvie from Byron Bay Yoga Centre. She also attended numerous workshops with Jim Harrington & Simon Borg-Olivier of YogaSynergy and Tara Stiles of Strala Yoga.

Rock climbing is her other passion.

Each yoga class is an intelligent, creative and fun movement sequence with a strong focus on safe alignment and breath awareness incorporating playful and challenging transitions that will have you tap into your deep core, leaving your body toned and invigorated from the inside out.

“Consciously participate in your own delicious expansion”

Maria Paymans

Maria Paymans

An avid nature lover Maria excels when she’s playing outdoors whether it’s on her mountain bike, rock climbing, hiking, windsurfing or surfing. Her passion for nature and animals is what drives her and makes this beautiful life colourful. 

Maria has been practising yoga for five years. The benefits and incredible bliss she received from the practice inspired her to do her first teacher training so that she could share the beauty it brought to her life with others. She completed both her 200hr and 300hr teacher training under the guidance and mentorship of Catherine Wilkinson at The Wellness Connection, with a strong emphasis on spinal integrity, alignment and finding that balance unique to each individual so that they can flourish and bloom within their own capacity. 

“My classes are dynamic; I like a challenge practised with care and mindfulness. Strength building and alignment are always incorporated as it forms an integral part of the physical practice of yoga as we open up the body for the breath to move freely. Using strength, flexibility and breath to rid the body of any blockages and stickiness, bringing our awareness to those areas in the body we so often neglect and take for granted as we tap into that inner light, the source, to create space. That thing we all crave – space to be, to breathe, to grow. As creatures of habit, we love our comfort and routine, and yoga has allowed me to step out of that comfort zone, to question and laugh as I watch my mind and body respond to situations I’m not always “prepared” for. I find the mind’s responses fascinating, how we so often resist or react to situations purely on impulse. The physical practice reminds me that we are not our minds, to take a step back, observe, and let things flow without force or expectations.”

“The mat is the perfect place to see this dance between mind, body and breath, it is here where we find release, we let go, we empower and heal. No expectations, no checklist, no judgment, but a place to fully be present within yourself and practice with love and care.“

Atma Omeara

Atma Omeara

Atma’s life-long journey with yoga began some 5 decades ago.

From early awakenings with Sivananda Yoga, and later a strong foundation with Iyengar, led her to Kundalini Yoga. For the past 20 years, she has revelled in the infinite gift of this powerful and

supportive practice that speaks to the Soul.

Atma has recently returned to Cape Town having spent 12 years running Little Samadhi Karoo Retreat in Barrydale. Her passion is sharing Yoga, both Kundalini and Yin. She has a deep love and understanding of movement having danced most of her life, and a true love of music which forms the soundscape to her classes.

She is a teacher trainer and delights in sharing this powerful technology and abundance of ancient yogic knowledge of Kundalini Yoga.

Combining powerful Kriyas, breathing techniques, Mudras and Meditation – Atma’s classes tap into the nervous system helping to create clarity of thought, calmness of mind and a soothing balm for the Soul.

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)

Kerry Lyn Marais

Kerry Lyn Marais

Kerry has been practising yoga for more than 10 years & continues to be dedicated to a regular Ashtanga Yoga practise under the guidance of a teacher. It was her love for yoga that inspired her to complete her Teachers Training in India in 2013. She
has also completed advanced Teachers Training modules in 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018 with Shimon Ben Avi.

Yoga has taught her to live a more focused, less stressful life allowing her to be more present. Trusting in the process of life & allowing it unfold as it should. It is this passion that she wishes to share with as many people as possible. Kerry continues to learn and Grow not only from her own practice but through continues training and workshops with teachers that inspire her.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

May 2019

YogaWithin Schedule - May 2019

Please note that we offer private lessons on request; contact [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

Yoga Fundamentals with Anree - May 2019

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS COURSE WITH ANREE

7-30 May 2019, Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 10:00-11:00

  • Join Anree for these 8 x sessions in May as she delves into the basics, working from the ground up, focussing on alignment and breath to understand the true benefit and meaning of the postures.
  • She will systematically progress from the very basic foundations of the postures in a safe and supported group environment, leaving you confident in your understanding and ability to join other more challenging classes at the end of the course.
  • These sessions will be perfect for absolute beginners, someone fairly new to yoga but interested in slowing down and working on alignment or a person coming back to yoga after a hiatus or injury.
  • Learn the basics of yogic breathing, meditation and other relaxation techniques and invest in a future of fluidity, movement, relaxation and stress management.
  • Give yourself this opportunity to invest in strengthening and stretching into your body - you’ll love the reward and how it makes you feel!
  • Open to drop-ins, class-card holders and anyone keen to get a better understanding and grasp on the basics!
  • Book your spot now on: [email protected]

Kundalini for Gut with Atma - May 2019

KUNDALINI FOR YOUR GUT - WITH ATMA OMEARA

Kundalini Course every Saturday in May, from 11:00-13:00

  • Join Atma for these 4 x beautiful Kundalini workshops as she delves into the entire Digestive System, exploring not only how we digest food, but also how we digest life!
  • We will explore deeper into who we are, what we truly desire and how to go about getting what we truly want, but also what we hold and how to release it in order to maintain healthy bodies and minds.
  • We will weave together Momentum, Movement and Meditation in order to expand the Mind, Intuition and Awareness, with the focus on our Guts!
  • Learn the self-healing techniques of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, and experience the effects in your life.
  • Join us as we explore into deeper levels of awareness to unlock the power within.
  • Open to anyone curious to explore deeper into self-healing and expansion.
  • It takes Guts living your Best Life Ever - come explore how you can too!
  • Book your spot on: [email protected]

Yin And Yoga Nidra Weekend with Steve - May 2019

DOUBLE YIN & YOGA NIDRA WITH STEVE ROBERTS

Friday, 10 May 2019, from 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 11 May 2019, from 2-5pm

  • Steve will be offering two wonderful workshops during this weekend, progressing from the first into the second one.
  • Through bringing awareness to our bodies in an active state, we’re more attuned to enable a targeted release of tension, at both the physical and mental levels.
  • In between Effort and Ease - By identifying the concept of an evolving balance of ‘doing’ and ‘surrendering’ in our bodies, we are better equipped to relate how and where we direct our energy on a daily basis off the mat.
  • Through both movement and stillness, these workshops will explore the unlocking of a state of balance - connecting deeply to your intuition and moving from there.
  • Come experience the luxury of paying attention, by creating a space for stillness.
  • You’re welcome to join for either of the workshops, but we highly recommend joining for both!
  • Book your spot on [email protected]

Early Riser with Maria - May 2019

INVIGORATING EARLY RISER FLOW WITH MARIA PAYMANS

13-31 May 2019. Mondays & Fridays, from 7-8am!
  • You’ve been asking and we’ve been listening...
  • Join Maria for these Early morning sessions to beat the winter blues and start your day ready to roll!
  • Maria’s classes are dynamic, she likes a challenge practised with care and mindfulness.
  • The mat is the perfect place to see the dance between mind, body & breath - it is here where we find release, we let go, we empower and we heal.
  • Unlock your own potential by starting and ending your week with an early start to stay focussed and inspired.
  • Open to all levels - see you on the mat!

Hips And Shoulders with Alta - May 2019

HIP & SHOULDER MOBILITY WITH ALTA LOURETTE

Every Saturday, from 9:00-10:30
  • This strong, fun, fluidly-paced class will focus on opening the hips and shoulders, creating heat and elasticity from the inside out.
  • Each yoga class is an intelligent, creative and fun movement sequence with a strong focus on safe alignment and breath awareness.
  • Alta will be focusing on building stability and mobility in the joints, increasing your overall flexibility, stamina and strength in your whole body and how you carry yourself.
  • Leaving your body toned and invigorated from the inside out with happy & healthy joints.
  • Come join us on the mat!

Full Body Awakening Flow with Anree - Mar 2019

FULL BODY-AWAKENING FLOW WITH ANREE

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am

  • Join Anree for this Early morning session to Awaken every cell in your body!
  • This practice taps into the power of bliss inside - allowing you to open your heart to listen to your inner voice and find the path to your heart’s true calling.
  • We will move with a beautiful slower pace, allowing you to drop down beneath the mind chatter, in order to find more space, more freedom and be inspired.
  • Unlock your own lightness and contentment, tapping into your true depth and inner upliftment.
  • Come stretch your body, stretch your ming and start your day being inspired!
  • Open to all levels - see you on the mat!

Shiva-Rea Inspired Sundays - March 2019

BODY-MARINATING VINYASA FLOW WITH SARAH

Sundays, 9 - 10:30am
  • Sarah is back from the States!
  • Come experience what it means to marinate your body through movement - and bask in the afterglow of bliss!
  • Sarah uses a ‘whole-mat’ approach where students marinate on internal anchors to navigate their experiences.
  • Grounded in prana flow Vinyasa, Sarah brings a gentle playfulness to her classes through intention, philosophy and breath.
  • Unlock your own lightness and contentment, tapping into your true depth and inner upliftment!
  • Open to all levels, drop-ins and class-card holders - see you on the mat!

Yin Restorative with Anree - Feb 2019

YIN RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH ANREE

Tuesday Evenings 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 and open to new channels of energy flow.
  • When we are mentally stuck in our everyday drama, we can bring attention to sensations in our bodies, observe our thoughts and reactions and deliberately stay with them until they go away.
  • Yin is a profound practice of release and surrender - initially on a physical level, but when we are truly aware and mindful, it can reach so much deeper on all levels of being.
  • Welcome to all - namaste

Early Thursdays with Anree - Feb 2019

THURSDAY MORNINGS FROM 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Early Energizing Morning Class with Anree
  • This 1-hour energizing yoga class will leave you feeling stretched, strengthened and ready to kick-start your day!
  • Anree will focus on breath and body alignment, allowing for release and space in your body and mind.
  • Notice how this will set the tone and intention for a more productive day!
  • Get your workout in early, connect to your breath, be mindful and find with feels good.
  • See you on the mat - open to all!

Wednesdays with Claudia - Feb 2019

WEDNESDAY MORNING FUSION VINYASA

9 - 10:30am with Claudia
  • Join Claudia as she combines her knowledge of Yoga, Tai Chi, Cross Fit in an amalgamation of Fusion Vinyasa.
  • Come learn how to move effortlessly, using the least amount of strain possible - and at the same time creating flexibility, subtleness and strength in your body.
  • Leave the class feeling awake, fresh and ready to dive into your day!

Fee Structure - Jan 2019

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: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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