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.

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

August 2018

Please note that we will be open as per usual on Women’s Day, 9 August 2018.

YogaWithin Schedule - August 2018

Week of: 18 - 24 August 2018

YogaWithin Schedule - 18-24 August 2018

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







Coming Up

Shimon - Topics - Aug 2018

A Day with Shimon Ben Avi

Choose any day between 18 - 25 August, except 22 Aug
  • You are invited to join us for a day with Shimon - to share meditation, asana practice, in-depth spiritual discussions and pranayama practice.
  • Explore the mystery of being in a conscious state of Bhakti (devotion) and learn practical tools.
  • Explore the concept of Karma Yoga and the role it plays.
  • Explore the concept of Educating our children Spiritually, and how this could lead to a world of peace, love and harmony.
  • Booking is essential on: [email protected]

Shimon Workshop - August 2018

Spiritual Discussion workshop with Shimon Ben Avi

Wednesday evening, 22 August 2018, from 6-8pm
  • Join Shimon for a spiritual discussion as he unpacks the claim that ‘there is never a reason not to love and support another human being’.
  • In our daily lives our mind plays tricks on us to convince us otherwise.
  • Yoga as a way of Love - a way of unity - offers us tools to ultimately reach freedom: The Freedom to Love All Humans!
  • Booking essential on: [email protected]

Shimon Ben Avi - Advanced Teachers Training - August 2018

Advanced TTC with Shimon Ben Avi

18 - 25 August 2018, 11:00-17:00 daily (no session on Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018)
  • Join us for the whole 7 days or part of this module of the Advanced TTC with Shimon and expand your practice and your mind!
  • Equip yourself with practical tools to embody the wisdom of the yoga tradition and ultimately become a conduit of the wisdom.
  • Step into the unknown, delve deep and discover your true freedom!
  • Booking & deposit payment essential, as space is limited to 27 people only.
  • 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]

Thursday evenings with Claudia - Aug 2018

New slot on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm - 8pm

Deep Mindfulness with Claudia
  • Join Claudia as she slowly takes you through a progressive class of going deeper and deeper into poses and mindfulness.
  • This class will always have the basics to work from and the choice to go further.
  • 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

New slot on 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!

Traditional Vinyasa with Leora - June 2018

Traditional Vinyasa with Leora

Monday mornings, 9-10:30am
  • Start your week with this 1,5hour Inspiring Traditional Vinyasa class
  • Monday morning classes will follow this new format of no discussion and practice in the Traditional Vinyasa style from 9-10:30am
  • Tune into your body and experience a fully embodied relationship with yoga and yourself!
  • Open to all!

Saturdays with Claudia - June 2018

Saturday Morning Vinyasa with Claudia

Every Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30
  • Come join Claudia for a beautiful Saturday morning practice as you explore and feel into your body.
  • Claudia’s fun way of sequencing incorporates different teaching styles which are exciting and invigorating!
  • You’ll love how it feels in your body and it’s open to all levels to come join!

Creative flow with Leora - June 2018

Creative Flow Yoga with Leora

Every Friday morning, 9-11am
  • If you are interested to take your practice into a fun, explorative and inspired new way of moving, then this class will be perfect for you!
  • Join Leora as she works with the natural primal movements, allowing the body to guide the practice rather then the mind telling the body what to do.
  • This class will include a short meditation and philosophy talk.
  • Come join with curiosity and have fun!

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

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 Sundays - Nov 2017


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!

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

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!



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.

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


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