Chakra Yoga Teacher's Training, 10 May - 9 June, hOHM Yoga Sanctuary Umzumbe


Hosted by hOHM Yoga Sanctuary, Umzumbe

Course Fee: R24 000
Early Bird: (before 15 March) R15 000

250 hr plus Yoga Experiential Programme, accredited with Yoga Alliance International as 200hr RYS. Recognized all over the world

Pre- Requisite: A few months yoga practice, or a background in how the body works/ physical education/ mind-body connection etc.

A unique systematic way to study the Science behind classical yoga that spans way beyond the physical asana practice known as modern yoga today. This course is designed for anyone that feels a lack in their yoga practice, where no area is more important than the other, and aspects of spirituality & personal development blossom within the mind-body-spirit triangle.

Within the sacred texts of “The Yoga Sutras”, through the Samkhya Philosophy of Yoga, We are introduced to Patanjali’s 8 limbs of Yoga.

The physical practice will consist of the main 84 Hatha Yoga postures, (and as many of their 84 000 000 variations as possible) Learn the mechanics, anatomy and physiology of each posture, and how to put them into flows, sequence & structure classes according to what you want to present (eg. slow flows, power & strength, flexibility, restorative etc.. and all you need to know in able to teach safely and with confidence.

OPTIONAL EXTRA: if you would like to learn aerial yoga, We are hosting a 2 day basic or 4 day intermediate Aerial Yoga training, learning all you need to know about rigging, safety, aerial yoga basic poses & some tricks etc.

We will focus on aspects of physiology (glands & organs), phycology (characteristics), the sacred geometrical pattern, sounds, type of yoga, specific meditations, pranayamas & asanas associated with each chakra energy centre.

1. Muladhara Chakra: Earthing- We begin our yogic journey by building a steady foundation, physically grounding ourselves & connecting to the roots of Mother Earth. Establish our place in our bodies and the material world in which we live through practicing Hatha Yoga Asanas, getting us out of our heads & into our bodies, including yoga body building (dandhalls)
2. Swadhistana Chakra: Flowing-connecting to our sacred feminine & sexuality, the element of water & the moon. Delve into our menstrual cycles & finding awareness in our natural flows. Practice Jnana Yoga.
3. Manipura Chakra: Blazing- The centre of our power. we dive into the masculine energy of the sun, turn up the heat, take a look at our digestion & consciously connect with our food. Practice Pranayama Yoga.
4. Anahata Chakra: Air- Connecting to the centre of our being through our heart centre. Learning to choose love vs fear, finding joy through compassion for all beings. Practice Karma Yoga.
5. Vishuddha Chakra: Ether-, we sing around the fire, learn mantras, including the seed & petal sounds for each Chakra, blasting away limiting beliefs & thoughts, to decipher our highest truth & live in accordance to our highest purpose. Practice Raja Yoga
6. Ajna Chakra- Magnet- we seek balance through self- analysis (swadiyaya) using the 4 directions of our minds. We learn meditation concentration techniques. Practice Yantra Yoga (Yoga of sacred Geometry)
7. Sarasrara: Consciousness itself. we gaze at mandalas to strengthen the mind's eye. Tap into deep aspect of walking the spiritual path. Mantra Yoga - using soud as a deeply healing tool.


Mantis & Moon Backpackers is one of the world's best backpacking lodge. You will feel like you are on a little island somewhere far, far away. Tropical trees surround the wooden bungalows & walkways, all private and nestled in the jungle. There is a pool, jacuzzi, games to play, awesome staff and a very special feeling.

Practicing a yogic lifestyle for 31 days, in a stress free environment is extremely recommended to break the bondage of bad habits, and to grow by leaps & bounds in all areas to live a more mindful life. Simmi will share her knowledge, connections, personal practices & experiences, and take you on adventures to meet other spiritual guides in the spiritual area of the South Coast.
The result? The very rate at which your cells are vibrating will begin to take on more harmonic frequencies as you raise your energy levels & vibration to a point where dis-ease & anxiety no longer have a place in your body, allowing health and inner healing to manifest.

A sacred journey of soul connections, navigating the waters towards a sacred life by means of card readings, smudging our auras, fire ceremonies, cacao ceremonies and all the other juicy bits.

Course Fee: R24 000
Early Bird Special: (before 15 March) R15 000
*for 31 days intensive training over 250 hours, excluding food & accommodation & activities.
Mantis & Moon accommodation options to suit individuals needs, from pp sharing (R6300 for 31 days), to the famous treehouses. (R9000 for 31 days.. usually R820 per night) Arrive a day early to settle in, free of charge. Please do chat to us about other accommodation options.

The premises will be reserved for Yogi’s only, and no alcohol will be available, for the duration of the TTC. It is recommended to stay on the premises, to foster community and connection between participants, and to focus solely on this training for heightened results. Food options are vegetarian, or vegan, with options to participate on the cleanses we will learn about , to aid us on our yogic journey towards purification of the body and the quieting of the mind.
-Simple Food Menu @ R240 per day
-All the bells & Whistles @ R325 per day
-Own food option also available (with seperate kitchen to prepare)

Please email for more information. We are SO looking forward to hearing from you!

About your hosts


Lead Yoga Teacher, Simmi Fink has immersed herself in the practice of Yoga from her 500hr Chakra Yoga TTC in Thailand, including a month focus on yoga Therapy for Healing-where she experienced her first spiritual awakening-straight into building & running her retreat centre in the fresh aired town of Umzumbe. She has hosted & collaborated over 20 retreats & learnt from many wonderful names in the international and SA Yoga industry. Since then, she has trained in Preggy Yoga, HypnoBirthing, 2x Aerial Yoga TTC’s, Kids Yoga, Healing, WOMBS Doula and been on many detox & yoga retreats. She has also trained with Break-Thru Dance company over 5 hours a day for 3 months, and won Best fisique in Lisa Raleigh's fitness challenges, which she did for over 6 months. Sim’s fiery energy is dedicated to keeping her body strong through many avenues, from yoga, gymnastics, dancing, aerial yoga, swimming, gym etc, and stokes the spiritual fire by attending weekly meditation circle, weekly healing circle with her guides (Swami’s), is a certified registered healer & member of the spiritual church. Her classes are gentle enough for those on the beginning of their journey, and physically powerful enough to satisfy the advanced yogi. Sim also has a degree in Marketing Management. Simmi has invited the best in their fields to host workshops on this TTC, so you will get a mix of styles, knowledge & energy.

Guest Hosts

Including the incredibly talented yogi, and dear friend, whom I am inspired by always, Keri Miller (East Coast Radio Breakfast Show & Yogi) - Sequencing workshop and wisdom.

Kim Francis- a wonderfully bright lady, and my second mother, will be leading us through her many years of training and practice of an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga.. Working on awakening the energy that lies dormant at the bottom of our spines.

Kristin McKenzie - Doula, turned dear friend and confidont, she is a Wise Wild Woman with insights and knowledge we all wish we had. She will be sharing heart Chakra goodness, and is our 5 rhythm inspired ecstatic dance lead instructor.

THIS JUST IN: David Goulet, Sim's incredible teacher, will be paying us a visit & graduating the new Chakra Yoga Teachers! An oppurtunity of a lifestime, to pick the (very scientific) brain of a man with over 50 years of yogic experience. THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE!!!