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.

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!

Jubee

Jubee

Certain archeological evidence and paleolithic anthropology suggests that our original ancestors lived disease free with a strength, vigor and intimacy to nature that almost constantly filled their being with the wonder of life, grounding them into a state we may call “primal joy”. Through the gradual journey of history we have stepped away from our ecological womb and blurred this connection with our original nature. Yoga in this view is not so much a matter of learning something new , but much rather an awakening to how our physical, mental, emotional and energetic being was designed to operate and to thrive before we interfered.

Experience these set of healing practices developed by Jubee – a fluid form of moving yogic animal postures linked to a variation of specific breath rhythms.

The practice is based on the essence of hatha yoga, making the body strong and flexible whilst raising the flow of prana throughout the system – an alchemy of dance, breath, movement, sacred sound and stillness.

The essential principles of the original design yogic practices are
1) oxygenating the blood with dynamic breath work
2) moving in accordance to our muscular-skeletal design – animal flow Asana / natural movement
3) movement complexity – focused playfulness in movement, whilst improving flexibility and building strength
4) Sound as healing – warrior chants
5) Stilling the mind and activating body radar – entering deep states of physical relaxation and mental alertness in order to feel sound frequencies through the body’s magnetic field.

Santjie Viljoen

Santjie Viljoen

“All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells are within me.”

To me yoga is the practice of bringing unity between body, soul and mind.  And if you practice long enough with enough diligence it becomes about unity with everyone and everything that surrounds you.
My mom introduced me to yoga at the age of 7.

She has been doing yoga for almost 40 years now.  And I suppose you can say I have been doing yoga on and off since I was 7.

I finally managed to do my teacher training in 2015 with Jim Harrington and completed Simon Borg Olivier’s Yoga fundamentals and Anatomy and Physiology courses.

I greatly respect both Jim and Simon’s way’s and methods.

As a teacher I believe you need a firm understanding of how the body works – ” First do no harm”.
I look forward to many more years of learning about yoga and I am very fortunate to have so many great and loving teachers.

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear.”

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)

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

November 2018

YogaWithin Schedule - November 2018

 

December 2018

(Studio closed 24 Dec - 3 Jan 2019)

YogaWithin Schedule - December 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

End of year Special - 2018

End of Year Special!

Two months Unlimited Yoga for only R800!
  • Offer valid for November and December 2018 only - don’t miss this fantastic deal!
  • Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for years, commit to 2 moths of regular practice and experience how your life changes!
  • Perfect motivation to kick-start into summer and turn 2018 on it’s head!
  • We're all in it together - come join us on the mat!

Yoga Immersion Weekend - 23-25 Nov -2018

5th Chakra (Throat) Immersion with Leora

23-25 November 2018
  • What place does Inner Peace have in your life?
  • Do your decisions come from a place of turbulence, or clear and calm peaceful knowing?
  • As we explore the wisdom held in the Vishuda Chakra, we discover the direct link to our ability to truly Listen and the  quality of our relationships with others on all spheres.
  • Tap into your Purity, Clarity and Intuition as we shift the quality and depth of our lives, our relationships and how we contain what life brings.
  • Booking essential on: [email protected]

 

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]

Yoga Immersion Weekend - 14-16 Dec 2018

7TH  (CROWN) CHAKRA IMMERSION

Intimacy with Silence… 14-16 December 2018
  • Is it possible to see the wholeness in every being we encounter?
  • Can we refine our level of awareness to truly practice Deep Listening in every moment of every day?
  • Can we create true intimacy with Silence - to free ourselves from the disturbances of humanness?
  • Tap into your Innate Knowing, Truth and Wisdom as we delve deep into the Crown Chakra and connect to our Higher Selves.
  • Booking essential 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]

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]

Absolute Beginners Yoga with Claudia - Jan 2019

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS YOGA & MEDITATION COURSE

7 January 2019 - 25 February 2019 (8 sessions)
  • Learn the fundamental building blocks of yoga and start your practice off on a clear and confident base for 2019.
  • Join Claudia as she systematically progresses from the very basic foundations of the postures in a safe and supported group environment.
  • This course 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.
  • Learn the basics of yogic breathing, meditation and other relaxation techniques and invest in a future of fluidity, movement, relaxation and stress-management.
  • Book your spot on: [email protected]

Sound Journey Kailash - Jan 2019

SACRED SOUND JOURNEY WITH KAILASH

Friday evening, 18 January 2019, 6-8:30pm
  • Experience the healing power of Sacred Sounds on a deep and profound cellular level.
  • Kailash Kokopelli is a master of the Didgeridoo, Native American Flute, Medicine Drums, Spirit Chants and Crystal Singing Bowls - his unique soundscapes offer an inner exploration, where healing can be found.
  • Come join us for a Purification through Sound - clearing your auric field and energy channels, allowing Pranic Life Force to flow more freely and stimulate vitality.
  • His Sound Journeys are always unique and profound - come join us for this beautiful experience!
  • Join us, book your space now at: [email protected]

Creative Flow with Anree - Nov 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!

Original Design with Jubee - 2018

Original Design Yoga with Jubee

Every Saturday morning, 9:00-10:30
  • Experience these set of healing practices developed by Jubee - a fluid form of moving yogic animal postures linked to a variation of specific breath rhythms.
  • The practice is based on the essence of hatha yoga, making the body strong and flexible whilst raising the flow of prana throughout the system - an alchemy of dance, breath, movement, sacred sound and stillness.
  • Come try something new - you’ll love it!

Sunday Mornings with Santjie - 2018

Sunday mornings with Santjie

9:00 - 10:30am
  • Come change your outlook on yoga and life - explore, play and experience a fresh look and feel on postures and how they feel in your body.
  • Join Santjie as she shares her practice of self-awareness - as we learn to let go, face our fears and dissolve anger.
  • Her playful nature will help you explore how small alterations can change your entire practice to feel light and at ease with yourself and others.
  • This class will be open to all - use the bottom entrance in Katzenellenbogen Road on Sunday mornings.
  • See you on the mat!

Deeper into Fundamentals with Claudia - 2018

DEEPER INTO FUNDAMENTALS WITH CLAUDIA

Thursday evenings, from 6:30 - 8pm
  • Our Thursday evening class continues to build on the Fundamentals of Yoga - taking you through a progressive class of going deeper and deeper into poses and mindfulness.
  • Specific focus will be given to strengthening your legs and arms, stabilizing your core and joints and feeling lighter through body tension.
  • 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

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!

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!

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!

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]

  • +27 (0) 82 929 4833
  • [email protected]
  • yogawithin.co.za
  • Noordhoek Garden Emporium
    Noordhoek Main Road
    Corner Katzenellenbogen Street
    Cape Town, Western Cape, 7979, South Africa

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