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Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

  • Equilibrium Retreat Hout Bay 4 Chestnut Drive Cape Town, WC, 7806 South Africa (map)

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS - Beginner or Advanced. 
Empower yourself with these ancient tools. 

The modern world is often a disturbing and nerve racking place! If it’s not an over-eager workplace deadline it’s the stresses of our home lives or political uncertainties. Whether suffering from stress and anxiety or deep depression, yoga has the power to heal your physical, emotional and mental bodies. 

Join Stuart as he takes you through the simple practice that enabled him to overcome debilitating depression and remove 20 years of psychiatric medication from his system. You can expect to leave with tangible tools to help you cope with difficult situations. You will learn the basics of a home yoga practice, including asana (poses), pranayama (breathing) and meditation.

Stuart will also guide you through some of the science behind how yoga effects the brain and begin to open your consciousness to explore the beauty of our existence. 

Cost R300 per person. Email to book


At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy and chronic depression. I saw psychologists, psychiatrists and tried everything possible to beat this sadness. But after 20 years of living in a medicated and deeply depressed state, I reached my tipping point. My psychologist urged me to go to hospital. I refused an option that was clearly not a solution but rather a cushion to this experience. And so, my psychologist recommended yoga, and for this I will always be grateful. 

Within three weeks of my first class, I was experiencing spontaneous joy. I would smile to myself (not the smile you give to others to keep the mask up) a legitimate, entirely authentic smile. I immersed myself in yoga, left my career in corporate real estate and spent a year living in a yogic community in Thailand. Within only five months of reaching that tipping point, I came off all medication. I now find this life that I once hated to be filled with love, happiness and absolute contentment. Even when I experience sadness in my current state, I see it as a beautiful thing. This is the joy of yoga.