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)

Rochele le Roux

Rochele le Roux

Rochele was introduced to yoga seven years ago when her sister practically dragged her to her first yoga class. She instantly fell in love with the challenging yet humble aspects of the practice and the way it transformed her life. 60 Minutes turned her from a skeptic to a full blown yoga fan.

Whilst working many seasons in the yachting industry Rochele was constantly searching yoga studios in every port the boat docked to find some balance in her life. She then joined her sister in Bali to undergo her 200 hour vinyasa teacher training.

Yoga forms a part of her everyday life, sharing her passion with her sister, her business partner, and closest friends. Rochele enjoys classes that focus on building internal heat and stamina whilst still accessible to all levels of practitioners.

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.

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.

Rene Ross

Rene Ross

Rene discovered yoga in the early two thousands and it was the one thing which helped her to keep her sanity while working and travelling crazy hours in the event industry.

Fast forward a few years and at a near burn out Rene jumped on a plane and travelled to Spain where she spent a month on a Sivananda Ashram immersing herself in everything yoga. This one short month was essentially a catalyst for many big changes in her life and inspired her to share the many wonderful gifts of yoga! Since then René has travelled to various places completing two Teacher Training courses (Sivananda and Vinyasa Flow) as well as various workshops.

Rene has a particular passion for teaching ante natal yoga and being part of the amazing journey Mom’s go through while carrying and growing their new beings.

 

Kerry Lynn Marais

Kerry Lynn Marais

Yoga is a continuous Journey for me, my first experience being more than 10 years ago in an Iyengar Studio. It was not till the day I walked into an Ashtanga Vinyasa class in a small Studio in Noorhoek that my True Love for yoga began. I have been blessed to have had a wonderful teacher Leora Leibovitz & her teacher Shimon Ben Avi who both continue to be an inspiration to me. My love for yoga stems from my love of Dance, linking the flow of breath & body and inviting a deep connection to self. Yoga has taught me to live a more focussed, less stressful life allowing life to happen and unfold as it should. It is this passion that I wish to share with as many people as I can as I continue on my Journey.

My love for yoga stems from my love of Dance, linking the flow of breath & body and inviting a deep connection to self.

Yoga has taught me to live a more focussed, less stressful life allowing life to happen and unfold as it should. It is this passion that I wish to share with as many people as I can as I continue on my Journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

January 2018

Yogawithin Schedule - Jan 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

Yoga Fundamentals with Anree - January 2018

Yoga Fundamentals Course with Anree

Every Thursday, 9:30-10:30am (18 Jan - 22 Feb 2018)

  • Start 2018 the right way and dive into a yoga experience that will change your life!
  • Join Anree as she guides you through the basic alignments and underlying principles of each posture.
  • Discover your body in a way you never thought possible and become more subtle, strong and flexible.
  • Learn how to use your breath and to calm your mind, body and spirit.
  • Book your spot now!

Early Thursday mornings with Anree - Jan 2018

8am Classes are back, from the 18th of January 2018!

Every Thursday, from 8:00-9:00, with Anree

  • Join Anree for this perfect Energizing Early Morning practice - the perfect way to start your day.
  • This 1-hour class with be stretchy and strengthening with a strong focus on breath and body alignment.
  • Set the tone for the rest of your day - open to everyone!
  • See you there!

Sound Journey Kailash - Feb 2018

Two Sacred Sound Journeys with Kailash Kokopelli

Friday evening, 2 February 2018 and Friday evening, 9 February 2018

  • Allow yourself to be healed on a cellular level by the magical powers of Sacred Sounds.
  • Experience Kailash’s years of knowledge and expertise as he takes you on a sound journey to the essence of who you are.
  • Purification through sound by means of Medicine drums, Native American flute, crystal singing bowls and didgeridoo.
  • Book your spot and pay in advance to get the discounted rate of R350 per session.

Yin Workshop with Steve - January 2018

Yin & Yoga Nidra with Steve

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:00 - 13:00

  • Join Steve for a powerful workshop in Stillness.
  • Explore your relationship with attachment, suffering, non-attachment and freedom.
  • Experience how letting go of expectation and unnecessary control in your body can correlate to realities in your life.
  • Create a space where you can breathe, where you can just be and where you can let go.
  • Book your spot on: [email protected]

Wednesdays with Anree Nov 2017

Wednesday morning Bliss with Anree

Wednesdays from 9-10:30am

  • Join Anree as she weaves Vinyasa & Blissology to experience these fluid, healing-energy movements.
  • Healing is accomplished by moving energy and by embodying a mind-body-fullness.
  • Embody your own heart-wisdom, be at peace, be grounded - come feel it!
  • Open to all

Shiva Rea Inspired Sundays - Nov 2017

SHIVA-REA INSPIRED VINYASA WITH SARAH

Every Sunday from 9:00-10:30

  • Join Sarah for this beautiful flowing & inspired Vinyasa class.
  • Explore your edge with playfulness and intention.
  • Experience your body in a whole new dimension - allowing fluid movement to marinate and release tension, creating space and a sense of release.
  • This class is open to all - see you on the mat!

Back to Basics - Oct 2017

BACK TO BASICS WITH ROCHELE

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

  • Join Rochele as she delves deeper into the basics, working from the ground up.
  • This class will be flowing, active & challenging, but will allow time to examine, explore and learn.
  • Perfect for beginners and also practitioners wanting to go deeper with their practice.
  • Come join us, you will love it!
  • Open to all - see you there

Restorative Vinyasa with Leora - oct 2017

Restorative Vinyasa with Leora

Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm

  • 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!

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!

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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