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 three Advanced Teacher Training Certificates. Her first 300hr Advanced TTC she completed with Jim Harrinton and joined him on his first group pilgrimage to Rishikesh, India.

In 2012 Anree took ownership of the beautiful YogaWithin studio, situated in the heart of the Noordhoek Garden Emporium. She facilitated & hosted the yearly philosophy teachings of Shimon Ben-Avi from Tel-Aviv, Israel and she completed her 300hr Yoga Philosophy Training under his guidance.

During her trip to the inspirational Spiritfestival in Ubud, Bali, she discovered Eoin Finn and his beautiful Blissology teachings. She flew to Vancouver Island to study his philosophy & approach to life and completed her Advanced 300hr Blissology Certification.

She is deeply inspired by all her teachers, also including Simon Borg-Olivier, Leora Leibovitz 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. Her vision is to create a fellowship of caring humans coming together to share, to connect, to support and to grow together.

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus has been teaching Yoga around Cape Town and internationally for the past 16 years. Her classes incorporate different teaching styles and philosophies 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;) Moving effortlessly with the least amount of strain, she builds strength & flexibility in a refreshing way.

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!

Joëlle Sleebos

Joëlle Sleebos

My name is Joëlle. Yoga to me is about connection with oneself and with one another.

My passion is to help people to connect through yoga. I believe that yoga helps us to be the best version of ourselves, on and off our mats. It gives us a better understanding of our inner voice and challenges our bodies to reach places that our minds don’t believe they can go.

Whether you are interested in the physical challenges, the mental or spiritual aspects, I hope yoga will improve your life as it has mine!

Naomi Marshak

Naomi Marshak

My yoga conditioning classes are a dynamic blend of functional movement and mobility practices with more traditional yoga asanas. The intention is to help students curiously sharpen their mind-body connection, to build strength and stability in the whole body and to ultimately cultivate a safe and sustainable yoga and movement practice.
My classes are sequenced to systematically, but playfully, build the mental and physical ‘scaffolding’ necessary to access, hold and feel into the potential of each posture. I am fascinated by how the simple act of moving and breathing mindfully can so potently root us into our bodies, shift our energy and still a busy mind.
I was introduced to yoga at a young age. My mother is a senior Iyengar yoga teacher and her passionate immersion in the tradition has been foundational to my own love and fascination with the practice. I completed my 200hr teacher training at The Shala in 2016, and my 300hr advanced teacher training in 2021.
Sarah Bentz

Sarah Bentz

Sarah Bentz is a 300 hour certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher as well as a 200hour Ashtanga, 200 hour Vinyasa and 300 hour Yoga Therapy teacher and has been teaching for almost 20 years. She owns Living Yoga in Johannesburg which is the first and only affiliate Jivamukti Studio in South Africa. She gives passionate, physically and mentally challenging classes and infuses all her knowledge from the ancient yogic texts like the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika into her sessions making these teachings accessible and relatable to daily life off the mat.
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)

Leora Leibovitz

Leora Leibovitz

Leora is the founder of YogaWithin and she had the vision to convert it from an atrium into the beautiful space it became. She will forever we honoured and welcome in our beautiful community.

Leora stumbled into her first yoga class 30 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

March/April 2024

Closed 29 March & 1 April

Please note that we offer private lessons on request. Contact [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

MISTY CLIFFS YOGA & NATURE RETREAT WITH ANREE & CLAUDIA

12-14 April 2024

  • Join Anree & Claudia for a weekend journey of bliss, laughter & realness - as we forage, hike, swim, yoga and feel into everything that truly matters!
  • There is nothing in us that is separate or unaffected by what we do, think, eat, feel - our bodies are containers for all our thoughts, emotions, patterns & histories. But we have the power to observe, re-direct our choices & responses and align ourselves with our true essence & power.
  • How we show up in this world and what we contribute to the collective energy field is up to us. We have the power to change lifetimes of conditioned behaviour patterns and to choose our own destiny.
  • You are invited to join us for this beautiful weekend retreat as we indulge in stillness, nature, breathwork, yoga, tai chi, hiking & swimming in the mountains, beautiful Yoga and Yin & Yoga Nidra experiences.
  • Anree & Claudia will combine their passions and beautiful energies to create a weekend of transformation and depth, as they co-create and hold a space to embrace stillness, healing, nourishment and vitality.
  • Numbers will be limited - please book soon to avoid disappointment on [email protected]

DAY YOGA, NATURE & NURTURE RETREAT WITH ANREE & CLAUDIA

Sunday, 18 February 2024

  • The Disas are flowering, the mountains are calling and we will be indulging in a full day of bliss! Join us as we hike up Orangekloof, swim in the rockpools, feast on a delicious al fresco lunch and end with a restorative Yin & Yoga Nidra. The perfect day out!
  • Come breathe, be, laugh & feel truly alive with us!
  • You are invited to join us as we indulge in stillness, nature, breathwork, yoga, tai chi, hiking & swimming in the mountains, beautiful Yoga and Yin & Yoga Nidra experiences and share a beautiful lunch together!
  • Numbers will be limited - please book soon to avoid disappointment on [email protected]

OTTER TRAIL & YOGA RETREAT WITH ANREE & CLAUDIA

Thursday - Wednesday, 7-13 December 2023

  • Join us for a spectacular 6 x nights away - as we retreat on an incredible walking pilgrimage into nature!
  • We have managed to secure 12 x spots to walk the iconic 5-day Otter Hiking Trail during the most incredible time of the year - to fully experience it in it's full splendour!
  • The 5 day walk will be from 8-12 December and we have added two nights - one the night before we start the hike and one the day we finish with the hike.
  • Each day wil also include tai-chi, breathing, meditation & yoga, stretching & mindfulness.
  • The incredible beauty, swimming in rivers & rock-pools, walking in forests/mountains/beaches, cooking over fires, star-gazing, being mindful & doing yoga, connecting with an incredible group of humans & fully connecting to ourselves and to nature will be an experience of a lifetime!
  • We have 9 spots - please book yours soon to avoid disappointment on [email protected]

JIVAMUKTI WORKSHOP WITH SARAH BENTZ

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 9:00-11:00

  • Join Sarah Bentz from LivingYoga to explore the beauty of Jivamukti as a strong physical practice supported by epic tunes, philosophy, chanting & mantra, meditation & intention.
  • This is your opportunity to explore & discover this beautiful practice for the first time or as an established practitioner.
  • Numbers will be limited - please book soon to avoid disappointment on [email protected]

SPANISH CAMINO AND RETREAT WITH ANREE & CLAUDIA

3-10 May 2024 (8 x nights in Spain)

  • Anybody who travels knows that you’re not really doing so in order to move around – you’re traveling in order to be moved. And really what you’re seeing is not just the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall but some moods or intimations or places inside yourself that you never ordinarily see when you’re sleepwalking through your daily life.
  • Join us for a most memorable experience as we embark on a walking adventure on the North Coast of Spain - surrounded by nature & beauty we'll have the chance to truly embrace the present moment, to be inspired on a very deep level and truly tap the true meaning of life!
  • Through silence, nature & self-love we will create space to breathe, to love, to feel loved and to reconnect to what truly matters!
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Join us!
  • Numbers will be limited - please book soon to avoid disappointment on: [email protected]

DEEP DIVE VINYASA WITH NAOMI MARSHAK

Friday mornings, 9:00 - 10:30am

  • Join Naomi for an intricate weaving together of movement, breath and music.
  • Move progressively and playfully through a full spectrum of postures designed to strengthen, lengthen & enliven your whole body.
  • Explore the beauty within - as she guides you to intuitively feel and breathe into the practice and deepen into each posture.
  • The simple act of moving and breathing mindfully, can root us into bodies, shift our energy and still our busy minds.
  • Join Naomi for this beautiful Deep Dive experience to enhance your body & mind connection and feel into your full potential - you will love how it feels in your body!

HEART-OPENING VINYASA WITH TARA JEVON

Monday mornings, 9:00 - 10:30am

  • In becoming conscious of the motion of energy within my body, yoga helps to find stillness of mind by calming the flow of energy and to release tension of repressed emotions.
  • Yoga brings awareness of both my light & shadow aspects and invites discernment, without judgement.
  • Join Tara for a beautiful connected class - as you deepen your awareness of self and your deeper layers within.
  • Please arrive early to avoid disappointment - see you on the mat!

STEP INTO YOUR POWER WITH SAM KAYE

Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 - 10:30am

  • Personal power isn't something that you need to search for, you already have everything you need inside yourself - you just have to want it badly enough to dig deep and own it!
  • Join Sam as she guides you through a practice allowing you to step fully into your Power!
  • Join Samantha every Wednesday morning as she guides you through a strong and invigorating flow, creating a space for curiosity & growth.
  • With focus on finding space and ease in the body, it is a practice that enhances mobility, builds strength and can help with postural awareness.
  • Sam will create a safe & welcome space for you to explore, feel & connect to your own body and to unleash your power within!

FULL BODY-AWAKENING FLOW WITH ANREE

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am

  • Join Anree for these Tuesday morning sessions 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 pace, allowing you to truly 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 mind and start your day being inspired!
  • Numbers will be limited - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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.
  • Numbers will be limited - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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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