Using Movement to Share Experience - The Deep Retreat with Dave Gardner

“If we can tap into being and into listening… into what I like to call the art of doing nothing.. then from that space we can create and share.” Dave Gardner’s experiential process of learning and growing has allowed him to bring an authentic way of sharing to his teachings. We got in touch with Dave to hear all about his journey, on and off the yoga mat, as well as what you can expect in his upcoming retreats and workshops!

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Hotpod Yoga Inflates in Cape Town

Hotpod Yoga, Europe’s largest yoga company pioneering ‘yoga for real life’ launches in Cape Town this September! Hotpod Yoga is a studio offering classes that are grounded in reality and thus suitable for every body and every mind: ladies, gentlemen, beginners, seasoned professionals, young and old! All you need is yourself, a towel and a water bottle to enjoy the unique immersion that is a Hotpod Yoga class – an active and passive flow of postures in our other-worldly 20 person inflatable Pod – heated to 37 degrees to supercharge the yoga experience. Afterwards? Your mind will be a little calmer; your body a little looser, and yes – you’ll be a whole lot sweatier.

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Kundalini in India; A Journey to become a Yoga Teacher.

If you have been manifesting the journey of becoming a Kundalini yoga teacher, it is serendipitous that you landed on this article. Imagine spending three transformative weeks in the home of yoga, along the beautiful coast of India. Imagine meditation at sunrise, yoga practices and theory sessions in your Shala on the beach... and sound journeys to end the evening. This could be your journey. We got in touch with Ilana Fintz, co-founder and yoga instructor at GuruRamDas Yoga Studio in Cape Town to hear all about their Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in India in 2019.

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#WomenOfYogaSA

In celebration of Women's Day this August, we asked 33 South African female yogis to share their advice, quotes, mantra's or affirmations that have inspired their yoga practice.

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Advancing Your Practice: Intensive training for teachers.

As yoga instructors, we are constantly finding balance between being teacher and student. Along with maintaining our own practice, there is the gradual movement from beginner to advanced & from from deep connection to body, to deep connection to soul. We sat down with Tamsin Sheehy and Lara Roux, to hear about their experiencing of advancing your practice and what you can expect on their upcoming advanced teacher training.

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Return to your Source: A collaborative retreat of Tantric Hatha and Budokon

In yoga, we use the body to connect back with the breath (asana), the breath to connect back with the mind (pranayama) and finally the mind to connect back to Source (meditation). The collaboration of different styles of yoga allows us to add another dimension to our practice, stepping out of our comfort zone and into opportunities to find out who we truly are. We got in touch with yoga instructors Chrissie Chung and Sam Vietri, to hear all about their collaboration of Tantric Hatha and Budokon in their upcoming yoga retreat in Cape Town!

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5 reasons why yoga teachers NEED retreats!

As yoga teachers, we are constantly working on finding a balance between practicing and teaching. Although we are fortunate enough to make a living out of a practice that we are so passionate about, there are times where we may lose connection to ourselves as a student. On this ongoing journey, its important for us to take a step back from teaching and, once again, become the student; not only to connect to and learn more about the practice, but to connect to ourselves too! Here are a few reasons why a teacher retreat might be just the thing you are looking for:

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Experience Transformation in India - A Retreat with Annie Wyatt

"Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place." When life is coming at you at a thousand miles an hour, we start to feel a loss of connection to our truest and deepest self. The truth is; we never really “lose connection”. The clarity simply gets muffled under layers of toxic inner dialog, self-limiting stories and conditioned mindsets. We got in touch with Annie Wyatt, yoga instructor and retreat host, to hear all about what you can expect on her transformational and detoxification retreats in India.

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10 Tips for the Travelling Yogi - Maintaining your Practice On-The-Go.

Traveling is a wonderful time to escape the demands of reality and reconnect with your mind, body and soul. Whether its a international adventure or just a local weekend away; our body is able to jump out of its every-day schedule and tune into a more relaxed state. With any holiday, comes a change in routine and environment - often making a impact on our exercise program, eating habits and yoga practice. Here are a few personal tips for yoga on the go!

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Powerful Healing: Experience a Dolphin & Yoga Retreat with Debbie Caknis

It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beautiful healing power that comes from interacting and swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. When that experience is combined with a yoga retreat, it is the perfect opportunity to balance yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We got in touch with Debbie Caknis, Yoga instructor and animal communicator to hear all about her upcoming Wild Dolphin, Scuba and Yoga retreat!

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Find your sanctuary by the sea at Sunset Villa; A retreat hub in Lllandudno.

Imagine a hub that you can plug into, to rejuvenate and reboot. A space with magnificent 180 degree ocean views and the sound of waves crashing on your doorstep. Imagine a safe haven that becomes your sanctuary at the sea. You don’t have to travel far to find this kind of paradise. We got in touch with Christi Wasserman, Wellness Consultant and Yoga Instructor at 26 Sunset Villa in Llandudno to hear all about her exciting yoga events and retreats coming up.

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Celebrate International Day of Yoga in South Africa

This June, people all around the globe will come together and celebrate the gift of yoga. In 2015, International Day of Yoga was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It was suggested by the Indian Prime Minister, Narenda, Modi, that the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere) be the chosen day to celebrate yoga, as this date also shares many significance in parts of the world. Join the South African community as they celebrate International Yoga Day in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

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Taking your yoga practice to the next level with Casey Chiang.

"I have received so much from yoga, it’s time not only to share it with students but to train yogis to share my passion combined with their love of yoga and touch as many lives as we can, together." The words of Casey Chiang, yoga teacher, studio-owner and Manduka Ambassador left us inspired as she speaks about her love of yoga. We got in touch with Casey to hear all about her teaching style and what you can expect on her upcoming teacher training.

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The yoga of nutrition, an in-depth look with Thomas Sheehy

The understanding that yoga is a complex discipline with many facets is often taken for granted in a 21st century world that focuses mainly on the physical asana. In essence, yoga is a lifestyle and an art. We got in touch with Thomas Sheehy, yoga instructor and natural health coach as he explains the yoga of nutrition as well as what to expect in his upcoming workshops.

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Embracing Femininity: A Yoga Retreat for Wild Women

Imagine a place where you can escape the daily grind of our modern lives and reconnect with other powerful women, including yourself. Imagine an open heart space where you can connect with nature, your sense of wonder, creative expression, vulnerability and divine feminine. Look no further. We got in touch with Carly, Esterhuizen, Manager at Guinevere Guest House, to hear all about her passion for empowering women as well as what you can expect at their upcoming retreat.

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