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.

Meital Bat Or

Meital Bat Or

Meital met the yoga practice in India in 2002 and it was in 2005 when she started to study with her teacher Shimon Ben Avi. This was when the wisdom of the yoga tradition started to open up to her and elevate her life to this life-long journey.

Since then she has been learning and exploring each moment with the wisdom of yoga through relationships, motherhood and travelling with great gratitude.

She has been conducting teacher’s training in Los Angeles and has taught classes, workshops and courses in Israel, Spain, France and the US.

In her teaching, she is hoping to pass on this wisdom of light.

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.

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)

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.

 

Celeste Cohen

Celeste Cohen

Celeste began her yoga journey in 1999 living in London. She completed her first teachers’ training with Jim Harrington in 2011 and then with Catherine Wilkinson in 2014. She has recently finished her 500hr advanced teachers’ training with Catherine Wilkinson too. In 2016 she did her Budokon Teachers training. She loves movement, so her classes play with aspects of all the yoga and

In 2016 she did her Budokon Teachers training. She loves movement, so her classes play with aspects of all the yoga and Budokon. Budokon is a mixed movement arts system, it’s about getting people to remember how they moved as kids, to unearth those instincts.

Her vinyasa classes are strong and playful with emphasis on alignment and a balance between strength and flexibility, thus allowing the body, mind and spirit to be open, connected and simply feel better.

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia Uffhaus

Claudia started practicing physical yoga nine years ago and has been teaching since 2010. One of her first yoga teachers was Jim Harrington and she went on to complete a 200-hour Teacher Training Course with him. Her classes are hugely inspired by the Synergy Yoga style and focus on a detailed alignment.

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!

Lynette Morris

Lynette Morris

Yoga found me in a treehouse in Thailand in 2003.

I was fortunate enough to spend time at sea since then and travelled the world. I practised in London, France, Seychelles and Qatar. This enabled me to train with John Scott, Valerie Jeremijenko and more.

I practised Astanga before doing my Teacher training in Costa Rica in 2009.

Since returning to Cape Town I have kept up with my anatomy studies with Jim Harrington and fundamentals with Simon- Borg Oliver, blending my knowledge to create a playful practice.

In 2016 I decided to take my practice to a different level. Having always had a fierce love for Martial Arts I travelled to Germany to train with Cameron Shayne.

I am Cape Town’s first Budokon Yoga teacher.

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

August 2017

Class Schedule Aug 2017

Please note that we offer private lessons on request; contact info@yogawithin.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up

Yin and Yoga Nidra August 2017

 

YIN & YOGA NIDRA WITH ANREE

Sunday, 6 August 2017 from 11:00-13:00

  • Join Anree as she guides you through this beautiful process of exploration - tapping into your authenticity.
  • Through the practice of Yin, she will hold the space for you to pause & reveal parts of you that you’ve forgotten.
  • Through the beauty of Yoga Nidra you will be able to access those areas and parts of yourself in a whole new way.
  • Open up to new possibilities & reveal who you truly are.
  • Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

Explore Your Gentleness Aug 2017

 

Explore your Gentleness with Meital

Sunday, 20 August 2017, from 11:00-13:30

  • Join Meital as she guides you through a meditation and gentle practice, leading to a deeper understanding of the gentle qualities of relationships.
  • Shedding light on the yoga perspective on relationships and your role within relating to others.
  • Exploring your own gentleness.
  • Open to all levels - Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

Yin and Yoga Nidra Steve August 2017

 

YIN & YOGA NIDRA WITH STEVE

Saturday, 26 August 2017, from 11:00-13:00

  • Join Steve as he guides you to a place of inner silence.
  • Allowing your body and mind to let go of control, in order to connect to your truest self.
  • A workshop into Silence, delving into the question: What do you nurture and nourish in your life?
  • Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

Chanting with Maya Haripal Aug 2017

 

Chanting with Maya Haripal

Friday evening, 18 August, from 6:30-8pm

  • Come together for healing sound and chanting mantras.
  • Mantra Sheets will be provided, accompanied by beautiful live music
  • Join us for this feeling of community and connectivity through sound.
  • Suggested donation of R100 - namaste

Yoga Fundamentals Anree August 2017

 

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS WITH ANREE

Every Thursday, from 9:30-10:30am

  • Start now and explore the beauty of who you are.
  • Join Anree as she guides you into a greater understanding of the underlying principles of the postures.
  • Strengthen and tone your body, learn breathing techniques to calm your nervous system and keep your joints healthy!
  • Move into more complex postures safely.
  • Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

Early Thursday mornings with Anree Aug 2017

 

Early Energizing mornings with Anree

Every Thursday, from 8-9am

  • Join Anree for this Energizing Early morning sequence to set the tone for a perfect day!
  • This one-hour yoga class will be designed to stretch & strengthen your muscles, with strong focus on breath and body alignment
  • Connecting to your true self in a way that will lift your mood
  • See you on the mat!

Pre Natal Yoga Rene August 2017

 

PRE NATAL YOGA WITH RENE

Every Tuesday, 11:00-12:15

  • Join Rene as she leads you through these 5 sessions in August to stretch and strengthen your ever-changing pregnant body.
  • Create space for you to connect with your baby and like-minded mamas.
  • Tone, relax, breathe and prepare your body and mind for this beautiful proses of life.
  • Book your spot on: info@yogawithin.co.za

Welcoming Meital Bat Or August 2017

 

Welcoming Meital - student and assistant of Shimon Ben Avi

Every Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

  • Meital will be joining YogaWithin studio and will be guiding Saturday morning classes as well as standing in for some other classes and running workshops.
  • We welcome her with open arms and look forward to sharing her knowledge and teachings.

Detox Strengthen and Expand with Anree June 2017

 

Detox, Strengthen & Expand with Anree

Every Wednesday morning, 9:00-10:30am

  • Join Anree for an invigorating Cleansing & Strengthening series, every Wednesday morning.
  • She will be focusing on strengthening the core, becoming familiar with old & outdated beliefs and letting go of what does not serve any longer
  • Learn to connect the here and now to be able to energise and expand into who you truly are!
  • Open to all (drop-ins and class-card holders)
  • See you on the mat!

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!

 

Shiva-Rea Inspired Vinyasa

Sundays from 9:00-10:30

  • Join Sarah for this beautiful flowing & inspired Vinyasa class
  • Explore your edge with playfulness and intention
  • 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: info@yogawithin.co.za

Noordhoek Garden Emporium

  • +27 (0) 82 929 4833
  • info@yogawithin.co.za
  • yogawithin.co.za
  • Noordhoek Main Road
    Corner Katzenellenbogen Street
    Cape Town, Western Cape, 7979, South Africa

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