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.

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 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!

Nicola van Schaik

Nicola van Schaik

Nicola has been practicing yoga since 1996. She completed her first 200 hour teacher training in 2012 at The Shala Cape Town and has since completed several Advanced Trainings with Shimon Ben Avi and a 100 hr Yoga Therapeutics and Chinese 5 Elements Theory Training with Tina Nance in Bali. She continues to take every opportunity to deepen her practice and skills with workshops and training in yoga and complementary modalities, such as Rolfing, Thai Massage and Movement Medicine.

Nicola is deeply interested in combining attention to alignment, with a heart based practice that encourages greater self- connection and embodied awareness, through focusing on the experience of the inner asana, rather than the outer form. She aspires to create a safe space for surrender and letting go in her classes, emphasising presence and compassion in movement and in thought. She brings to her classes conscious adjustments rooted in her Thai massage training and experience of bodywork.

Niki is deeply committed to Seva yoga, having witnessed the huge potential for transformation while teaching for the Earthchild Project, where holding a nurturing space can equip children with self respect, confidence and love. She draws on a love for embodiment, whether surfing, dancing or diving, to inspire classes that aim to be a moving meditation.

Kimberley Burger

Kimberley Burger

Kimberly Burger has been a dedicated student of movement since she was a child. At first a learner of Classical Ballet, which she continues to practice, she was lead into various other dance disciplines such as contemporary dance and release technique.

She completed a Bachelor of Music Degree in Dance at UCT, during which Yoga became part of her practice in 2011. A consistent, safe and thorough practice became the basis of her creative work and training. After spending a year abroad in Hong Kong, her sense of foundation in her yoga practice was strengthened.

She completed her 200 hour TTC with Jim Harrington in Cape Town in 2015 and has been sharing her practice since. With a love for the outdoors, Kimberly spends her free time barefoot on mountains, climbing, swimming and horseback riding. With a strong focus on safe alignment, transition and visceral intention, her classes offer detailed instructions with opportunities to test your own boundaries, and the technical tools to build a lucrative way of working your body.

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.

Elaine Seidel

Elaine Seidel

I fell in love with yoga in 2001. My first class made me feel as though I was 5 years old, it felt so familiar, like a fond memory. Since then, I feel blessed to have a continuous, inspiring and nourishing connection with my Deepest Passion. There is nothing better than teaching my greatest Joy.

Yoga is a Lifetime Journey that always surprises and delights me. I have come to understand and respect that our relationship with our physical body is a phenomenal reflection of our life – and it’s all there in a yoga class!

Yoga guides us to cultivate a healthy relationship with our world, and I humbly offer to show you the doorway. I teach from my heart, Inspired by the Precision and Alignment ofIyengar, the Strength and Grace of Synergy and the Deep Core Connection of Forrest yoga, uniquely combined to form my Fusion Vinyasa Style.

Qualifications
2012- 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) – Africa Yoga
2013- 200hr YTT – Ana Forrest
2013- 200hr YTT – Yoga Life
2014- 500hr YTT – Synergy with Jim Harrington

The practice of Yoga taught me to discover the Jewels of Strength, Flexibility, Courage and Compassion. Come join me on the mat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

October 2018

YogaWithin Schedule - October 2018

 

November 2018

YogaWithin Schedule - November 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

Yoga Retreat - 7-9 December 2018

Yoga Retreat in Nature with Leora

7-9 December 2018
  • Join us as we retreat into the ancient Knysna Forest on a Spiritual retreat in nature.
  • We will combine philosophy talks, meditation, breathing & yoga practices with walks in nature, swimming in magnificent rock pools and reflecting in hammocks as we delve deeper into yoga, life and being.
  • Come discover the vast beauty and profound innate truth of Space, Silence, Intuition and Nature.
  • This weekend get-away retreat will include accommodation, beautiful vegetarian meals, all yoga and nature outings.
  • Spaces are limited, book now on: [email protected]

200hr Yoga Immersion

200hr Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training with Leora

28 September - 16 December 2018
  • Embark on a journey which will lead to a life based on love, compassion, patience and understanding of yourself and others.
  • Delve into the depths and wisdom of yoga, which will allow you to peel the layers and discover who you truly are at your core.
  • Cultivate skills to enhance your relationship with yourself and others.
  • Fine-tune your internal compass in terms of integrity, ethical standards and self-discipline.
  • This course is so much more than just a Teacher’s Training - it’s a life-changing experience of growth and freedom.
  • Join us, book your space now at: [email protected]

Yoga Immersion Weekend - 26-28 October 2018

3rd Chakra Immersion with Leora

26-28 October 2018
  • Join us as we delve into the Manipura Chakra - the seat of our digestive fire, centre of our vitality, which holds the essence of how we perceive ourselves in this world.
  • What is it that makes me me? Who am I really when I’m not my story? Why do I buy into roles and live my life through them?
  • How do we wake up to our true essence and come home to truth…?
  • Come learn how to peel away the layers to be able to tap into your true nature.
  • Booking essential on: [email protected]

Workshop with Andreas - October 2018

Meditation Masterclasses with Andreas Bothner

Saturday, 20 October & Sunday, 21 October, 11:00-13:00
  • Transform your life through Meditation - learn how to take control of your thoughts and become less emotionally reactive.
  • Learn how to lead a happier life and make space for your mental wellbeing.
  • These 2 x Meditation Masterclasses will each focus on different aspects of providing an understanding of calming and healing meditation.
  • You will embody these underlying principals, leaving you confident in your own personal practice.
  • Suitable for beginners and those with an existing and regular meditation practice.
  • It is advisable to join for both these sessions, but you are able to join for only one of them too.
  • Bookings essential on: [email protected]

Early Thursdays with Anree - Aug 2018

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!
  • See you on the mat - open to all!

Kundalini with Atma - November 2018

Kundalini Unleashed with Atma

Saturday, 3 November; Saturday, 17 November; Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • Join Atma for these incredible theme-based Kundalini sessions to unleash your Internal Kundalini Energy.
  • 3 November 2018: All about releasing the grip of Inner Anger and frustration - free yourself and allow this destructive energy to be transformed!
  • 17 November 2018: Releasing Fear - fear of relationships, fear of expression, fear of how others perceive us. Come join us to face your fears and find Freedom!
  • 1 December 2018: Learning to use your intuition and be your own teacher - trusting yourself and trusting life… Working physically and energetically as we jump-start our inner knowing and wisdom.
  • R150 per session or R300 for all 3 x sessions.
  • Book your spot on: [email protected]

Workshop with Nicola - November 2018

Yoga Therapeutics & Chinese 5 Elements

Wood / Spring Workshop with Nicola
  • What does it mean to connect to the essence of Spring? The element of Wood? Liver & Gallbladder?
  • The Liver in Chinese 5 Elements is known as “the seat of the dreaming soul” - that which takes us from dream to action, from vision to manifestation.
  • Join Nicola as she works through a practice exploring anger, compassion, control and adaptability to become clear on your inner vision.
  • Open to all levels!
  • Booking essential on: [email protected]

Wednesdays with Claudia - August 2018

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!

Heart opener with Anree -July 2017

Uplifting Heart-Opening Flow with Anree

Tuesdays 9:00-10:15am

  • Love more, give more, live more - now!
  • Open your heart to listen to your inner voice and find the path to your heart’s true calling.
  • Experience the beauty of being open, receptive and uplifted.
  • Unlock your own lightness and contentment with these heart-opening stretches.
  • Open to all!

Fundamentals with Claudia - Sept 2018

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS WITH CLAUDIA

Thursday evenings, from 6:30 - 8pm
  • Join Claudia as she slowly takes you through a progressive class of going deeper and deeper into poses and mindfulness.
  • This class will be appropriate for beginners, as well as those who have been practicing but are looking for a greater understanding of the underlying principles of alignment and breath.
  • Build your practice in a safe and playful way, that will have you feel nourished and content!
  • Open to all - see you on the mat

Creative Flow with Anree - 2018

CREATIVE FLOW WITH ANREE

Alternative Friday mornings, 9:00 - 10:30am
  • Join Anree for this Creative Flow class, which will bring you back into your ‘Joy Body’ - to feel more space, more freedom and more inspired!
  • Surrender control in order to open to the wisdom and power of bliss and operate from your full potential.
  • Allow yourself to move organically and intuitively - and tap into the deeper frequencies of your subtle body.
  • Open to all - come feel this in your body!

Restorative Vinyasa with Leora - 2018

RESTORATIVE VINYASA WITH LEORA

Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm

  • Explore this holistic approach to align your body, release tension both physically and mentally and restore your internal balance.
  • Create a framework for healing, whilst developing strength, suppleness and flexibility.
  • This class will be perfect for all bodies, including athletes needing to release tension in their bodies.
  • Come join Leora and rejuvenate your whole being!

Back to Basics with Nicola - May 2018

Back to Basics with Nicola

Every Monday evening, 6:30 - 7:45pm

  • Join Nicola as she delves deeper into the basics, focussing on alignment and breath to understand the true benefit and meaning of the postures.
  • This class will be flowing and active, at the same time allowing time to stop and examine those actions.
  • Perfect for beginners and practitioners keen to go deeper.
  • Open to class-card holders and drop-ins

Yin Restorative with Anree July 2017

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

 

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

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