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October 20, 2017
“It is not something to be figured out. It is being married to the moment, as opposed to a plan. Plans are helpful to the mind in the beginning. But for the one who is really getting ready to dance, …

October 13, 2017
A Zen master was walking in silence with one of his disciples along a mountain trail. When they came to an ancient cedar tree, they sat down under it for a simple meal of some rice and vegetables. After the …

October 11, 2017
“When we are constantly doing something, we are simultaneously constantly stimulating our nervous systems to the point of exhaustion – and an overexerted, depleted nervous system can most certainly give birth to an array of health problems, as well as …

October 6, 2017
Fight Club SA would like to offer a Complimentary Yoga class on a Saturday morning at 10:00,  with a view to include Yoga as a counter balance to their training.  If you are in their studio area and interested, please contact  …

October 4, 2017
Ingredients: 60ml Olive Oil 30g Butter 1 Large Onion, chopped 1 tsp Crushed Garlic 1 tsp Grated Ginger 1 tbsp Curry Leaves, chopped 1/2 tsp Coriander 1 tsp Caraway Seeds 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds 1 tsp Turmeric 250g Diced Butternut …

September 29, 2017
“What if our religion was each other If our practice was our life If prayer, our words What if the temple was the Earth If forests were our church If holy water – the rivers, lakes, and ocean What if …

September 27, 2017
With the landscape around us awash in the vibrant shades of spring thought it interesting to explore the psychology of the colour Green. Both life-affirming and restful, this is the colour of luxury, harmony and prosperity Being a combination of …

September 15, 2017
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”- Robert Sawn Clean-up and Recycle SA Week, an annual initiative by the local plastics industry, supported and endorsed by the various packaging streams and retailers, …

September 13, 2017
“When you practice yoga, you are systematically raising the ushna(flow of prana) in the body. If you drink cold water, the ushna will rapidly fall, and this will cause various other reactions. You will become more susceptible to allergic conditions, …

September 6, 2017
Ad Kerkhof is a Dutch clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of suicide prevention for 30 years. He has observed that before attempting suicide people often experience a period of extreme rumination about the future. They sometimes reported …

August 31, 2017
Spring clean and fine tune your Chakra system by invoking the healing colours of nature that burst forth with the arrival of Spring. RED: The Base Chakra (Muladhara) The first chakra is activated by a clear, bright shade of red. …

August 23, 2017
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, …

August 18, 2017
Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word. I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. …

August 11, 2017
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.  Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is …

August 4, 2017
​”Come be lulled by the sounds, touched by the vibrations and awakened into the silence. “ August Sound Journeys by Jason: Orange Grove –  Saturday 12th and Sunday 20th. 75 13th Sreet, between 8th and 9th Avenues,Cost: R100 or donation. …

July 26, 2017
“Fear is a universal experience. Even the smallest insect feels it. We wade in the tidal pools and put our finger near the soft, open bodies of sea anemones and they close up. Everything spontaneously does that. It’s not a …

July 21, 2017
There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it.  You recognize it, you smile to it, you invite something nicer to come and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a beautiful …

July 16, 2017
It’s time to get upside down! What gets in the way of inverting? We could write a thesis on that topic but instead, we will just explore it physically, organically, bravely. If you feel like you are not strong enough …

July 9, 2017
Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent, unbounded, spacious, and joyful. The techniques of yoga are methods of purifying the nervous system …

July 5, 2017
All I need to do right now is breathe. A warm, peaceful energy surrounds me and those I love. Inside me lies a great reservoir of calmness. I let go of anxiety and embrace tranquility. I am in control of …

June 30, 2017
Inner Wellness Studio invites you to fully embrace yoga as a technology for holistic living. This course is a comprehensive study and practice of yoga. It will give you a profound experience of yoga that will transform your body and …

June 23, 2017
The Indian High Commission along with the Art of Living Foundation, Yoga Oasis, and other members of the Yoga community in Pretoria invite you to a FREE yoga session on Sunday, 25 June 2017 at the SPHSS Auditorium at 264, …

June 14, 2017
This is a fantastic opportunity to treat your hubby/spouse/self on Fathers day. We’ll start with 60 min yoga on the rooftop, and then a 60 min drumming circle inside the market.  The drumming circle is for beginners, even I can …

June 9, 2017
Sadness gives depth, Happiness gives height, Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the …

June 7, 2017
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice, dating back thousands of years. Rooted in India, it resonates with people worldwide and 21 June has been declared International Yoga Day. The Sivananda School of Yoga invites you to celebrate with …

May 31, 2017
A hot cup of ginger tea can help you feel much better,even speed your recovery if you feel the start of a cold. Peel and grate (or slice)about a thumb knuckle piece of fresh ginger root. Infuse it two cups …

May 26, 2017
Golden Labradorite Meaning and Uses:  Golden Labradorite, also known as Yellow Labradorite, is a stone that helps balance your energy and harness your personal power.  It is a masculine stone, and as it’s bright, yellow color suggests, its energy has …

May 12, 2017
With the landscape around us bathed in the vibrant shades of autum thought it interesting to explore the psychology of the colour yellow. Whatever your feelings are towards yellow, we are sure that you will agree that it is the …

May 10, 2017
 “Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you to stand up on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is …

May 5, 2017
The cold and dry air that accompanies winter weather can aggravate your sinuses, adding extra irritation on top of seasonal colds. While in the summer we can use sitali, the cooling breath, to reduce body heat, winter weather calls for …

May 1, 2017
A perfect summary of which oil is best used in what recipe…. Almond oil: Whilst this oil has high smoking point and is generally used in Asian foods for stir frying and sauteing it is best used as a finishing …

April 8, 2017
With Easter fast approaching try out this variation of traditional hot cross buns which ticks all the boxes for vegans. Recipe: 350g plain flour 5ml ground mixed spice 5ml ground cinnamon 5ml grated nutmeg 1 sachet easy-blend yeast 25g castor …

March 21, 2017
” We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one”- Jacques Cousteau It is the element with the greatest quotient within us and on the surface of the Earth. It is essential for life. It is used …

March 10, 2017
It is said a great Zen teacher asked an initiate to sit by a stream until he heard all the water had to teach. After days of bending his mind around the scene, a small monkey happened by, and, in …

February 20, 2017
The following recipe was kindly contributed by YTF member and Head Chef at Maison de Leo,Willie Cloete. Enjoy!!! “Imam Bayildi” literally means the “imam fainted”. The name is  supposedly derived from a tale of a Turkish Imam, who swooned with …

February 10, 2017
As more and more doctors are recommending yoga for a variety of health conditions, the physically therapeutic benefits have become indisputable. However, Yoga can also be approached from a spiritual rather than physical standpoint, addressing holistic needs in mind and …

January 27, 2017
Yoga might have originated in India over five thousand years ago, but over time its vast language and diverse nature has been fashioned and interpreted in many different ways. According to Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger, the word “yoga” itself means …

January 20, 2017
“People can live their entire lives without recognising the call of the spiritual self. It’s a call for deeper wholeness, to awaken to something greater within and around us. We all hear it, although not everyone recognises it. The call …

January 11, 2017
Considering it’s thousands of years old, it might seem silly to say that yoga has come a long way in recent years. But as mind/body exercise continues to take hold of the fitness industry, the practice of yoga has moved …

January 4, 2017
Finding a suitable teacher and the right teacher for you: When the student is ready, the guru appears. Self-Knowledge: Finding a teacher that best suites you – making beneficial choices that best suit you. “A wise coach guides and sustains our …

December 31, 2016
“Be a lamp unto yourselves. Work out your liberation with diligence. Fill your mind with compassion” – Buddha. Whatever your dreams, goals and aspirations are for 2017, the YTF wishes all our members a very Happy and Abundant New Year!

December 28, 2016
The human body is remarkable. It’s constantly replacing dying cells with new cells in order to maintain function and keep you as healthy as possible. The living tissue inside your body keeps everything running smoothly, and your bone is no …

December 24, 2016
“May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be happy. May all beings be safe. May all beings awaken to their true nature. May all beings be free.”- Metta Prayer Best wishes for Peaceful and Joyous Holy Days and Holidays …

December 21, 2016
When you are grateful,’ Brother Steindl-Rast explained, ‘you are not fearful, and when you are not fearful, you are not violent. When you are grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not out of a sense of …

December 21, 2016
One day the Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing …

December 9, 2016
The seventh chakra, Sahaswara, is referred to as the thousand-petal lotus chakra. This is the top chakra of the seven and located at the crown of the head. Sahaswara is our source of enlightenment and spiritual connection to all that …

December 2, 2016
“With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted – in body, mind, and heart – and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more …

November 16, 2016
“Join us as we remember their lives when they shone at their brightest” The HospiceWits tree-lighting ceremony continues to be a beacon of hope, strength and a celebration of life. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a picnic under starry …

November 2, 2016
Only a few places left for Patrick Creelman’s WildLotus Workshop classes that are taking place at Yoga Lova from 15th  – 17th November 2016. You do not want to miss this incredible opportunity to experience a worldclass Master teacher on …

November 2, 2016
The sixth chakra, Ajna, is in the area of the third eye, which is found in the space between the eyebrows. It encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower part of the brain. An invisible yet powerful third eye, …

October 26, 2016
We often forget that prisons do not exist simply to punish, but also to reform and rehabilitate. And as such, we can all do our part in helping inmates find peace within themselves to let go of hatred and violence …

October 26, 2016
“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world.Whatever change you want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something”  – …

October 21, 2016
Releasing body toxins as well as emotional and physical stress can alter our entire perception on life. By paying attention to our breathing patterns we can transform negative emotions and restore life’s natural rhythm of happiness. This program provides a …

October 20, 2016
” Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open ended exploration of your being.” …

October 14, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among South African women – and its incidence is rising. Over the past few years cancer researchers have conducted several studies to determine if yoga …

October 12, 2016
GINGERED PEAR BEETROOT JUICE Ingredients: 1 medium beetroot 1 medium pear 2-3 large carrots 4 stalks celery fresh ginger root or ground ginger (to taste) POWER PUNCH Ingredients: 1 medium beetroot 2 medium apples (Granny Smith) 1/4 of a lemon …

October 12, 2016

October 7, 2016
A workshop directed at new and well established teachers.  This workshop is designed to teach and fine tune how we adjust our students, enhancing their practice in a safe environment. Learn to see more than just skin deep, recognise how …

October 4, 2016
Its the end of the world as we know it, and its all right…… Refresh and renew! Black moon : A second full moon in a single calendar month is sometimes called a blue moon. A black moon is supposedly …

September 28, 2016
The fourth chakra is at the center of the seven chakras with three below and three above. This is the area where physical and spiritual meet. The fourth chakra, also referred to as the heart chakra, is located at the …

September 21, 2016
“Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy; the sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face; …

September 21, 2016
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” –  Mark van Doren TIP #1:  “You are in the service industry—get used to it. When I first started teaching, I thought I was in the yoga business or the …

September 16, 2016
Yoga Mama, is pleased to be presenting their next Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training in Johannesburg on the weekends of the 24th-25th September and 01st – 02nd October. For further details relating to costs and venue please contact J’anaki Ra on  …

September 14, 2016
Inner Wellness Studio and Conscious Cooking with Diego and Nalini will be hosting a Durban City Roof Top Yoga Fund-Raiser Event on Friday, 30th September  from 18:00 – 19:30 to raise money for their friends at the Claremont Good News …

August 12, 2016
Running, walking and athletic activities are really beneficial, but may also result in musculoskeletal imbalances, stiffness, injury and loss of energy. Yoga increases both stability and mobility, strengthening core, lower and upper body in a balanced way. It enhances stamina, …

July 16, 2016
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

July 14, 2016
Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula …

July 2, 2016
Because traumatized people often have trouble sensing what is going on in their bodies, they lack a nuanced response to frustration. They either react to stress by becoming “spaced out” or with excessive anger. Whatever their response, they often can’t …

June 30, 2016
If you want to give yourself a gift, consider taking the White Belt Intensive. It is for people who love the feeling in their bodies when they move – whether you want to teach or simply want to deepen your …

June 24, 2016
Yoga and other holistic practices can be a source of great comfort to pregnant women. On this training you will gain a wealth of knowledge to offer your students, guiding them in order to bring about some relief and comfort …

June 22, 2016
“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited…it was as if all my life I had been seeing the world …

June 19, 2016
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the …

June 15, 2016
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future” Franklin.D Roosevelt   

June 15, 2016
Come and gather with us on Saturday, 18th June 2016, to celebrate the sacred stillness of the winter solstice with a labyrinth meditation walk, hatha yoga, chanting of Gayatri mantra and a gratitude ceremony. In the afternoon you are free …

June 9, 2016
Mel will be hosting a 90min traditional style Forrest workshop in a truly unique industrial setting currently under construction in Braamfontein.  A great opportunity to get grounded in our city. You can expect an audio greeting from Ana Forrest. Coffee …

June 9, 2016
He said, ” You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally by the time you are Real, most …

May 27, 2016
” We are all very busy with the physical body in life, but the physical is the end of the line…our physical body is the most changing and most unstable part of us, and that is what we put so …

May 20, 2016
“The benefits of yoga asana are greatest when we experience both steadiness and ease, sthira and sukham, strength and softness. In this state of balanced awareness, we may become more receptive to the breath and less captivated by intellectual distractions.” …

April 29, 2016
Dear friends and fellow yogis, Please see attached flyer regarding the next “Yoga for All Trimesters Course” – Our New Baby! – proudly brought to you by MIND BODY PROFESSIONALS. The course is offered over two days in May and …

April 20, 2016
“In my own roles as teacher, facilitator, coach, mother, wife, and friend, etc. I often find myself holding the space for other people. It’s not always easy, because I have a very human tendency to want to fix people (which …

April 10, 2016
Taste Café is popping-up this coming Sunday at Laughing Chefs with a delectable Vegan Celebration Lunch Menu. The peace and tranquility of Laughing Chefs serves as the ideal venue in which to enjoy a relaxed and leisurely meal. The restaurant …

April 6, 2016
“This is indeed well understood by any gardener. The aim of the life of a rosebush is to be all that is inherent as potentiality in the rosebush: that its leaves are well developed and that its flower is the …

March 18, 2016
There are still a few places available to celebrate this magical day with us: the day will begin at 9.30am with hatha yoga, pranayama (breath work) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) on the yoga deck, followed by a walking meditation …

February 12, 2016
 “If our parents didn’t love and understand each other, how are we to know what love looks like? … The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness. Our parents may be able to leave …

February 10, 2016

January 13, 2016
Is yoga meant only to remove structural disorders and emotional stresses and strains, or has yoga something more to offer? In the beginning all of us are motivated to get rid of physical or emotional problems. When we get relief …

December 30, 2015
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. . . . Myself moving forward then and now and forever, Gathering and showing more always …

December 4, 2015
1. Start your day with a green shake:  Choose a combination of seasonal greens like spinach, kale celery, add clean protein powder, 10 ice cubes,1 tablespoon virgin olive or MCT oil, and fruit/fiber eg. apple. Sets the metabolic tone for …

November 27, 2015
To all the Yogis going to the Market this year. We have YOGA so please come and support Dale, the team and Nicarela while having a bit of Yoga fun. The Parkview Charity Christmas market is back in full swing …

November 20, 2015
“Let us pray for peace. Please sit in your consolidated self. Your prayer will be effective by the concentration of your mind, and heart and self. Pray for all. Pray for those who are facing death, pray for those who …

November 13, 2015
One week until Patrick Creelman arrives in Jozi … Get yourself ready for the holiday season with his incredible, inspirational , uplifting workshops!! Patrick Creelman is coming to Rock the Jozi Yoga scene next week. Do whatever you need to do …

November 1, 2015
Kulfi is the traditional ice cream of India, made by boiling milk until it reduces and condenses, then flavouring it with pistachios, cardamom and rose–water and set in a special conical mould. To serve, the ice cream is cut into …

October 30, 2015
Denise Schmidt is once again hosting her Annual Yoga Day for various non-profit animal organisations. The day is happening Sunnridge Primary School, Primrose, Edenvale and runs from 10:45 until 13:45. The cost is R200.00 per person with all monies collected going to …

October 13, 2015
Inner Wellness Studio based in Durban, invites you to fully embrace yoga as a technology for holistic living by enrolling on their 200 Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course running February – June 2016. This course is a comprehensive study …

September 11, 2015
You may be someone who understands the true nature of reality, perceiving deeply that we all emanate from the same source, that we are all essentially one, and that we are here on earth to love one another. To understand …

September 4, 2015
“The human body is dynamic and versatile and capable of repairing itself. We use yoga as the bridge between mind and body, through the vehicle of the breath, in order to assist the natural healing process.”  A week-end of Healing …

August 26, 2015
If the weather we are currently experiencing is anything to go by we may well have by passed Spring moving straight onto Summer from Winter. That’s  not to say that our desire for comfort food has disappeared with it. YTF …

August 19, 2015
“Using a seamless mix of re-creations and fascinating true footage, this very even-tempered documentary takes its audience all the way through a saint’s life, from his first sensations in the womb to that moment in 1952 when, having recited a …

August 12, 2015
As we move closer to the Spring Equinox and the annual Sky Festival, we invite the public to join us as we introduce beginner’s to a wonderful weekly experience at the Museum of Africa Design. Our blissful teachers will be …

July 31, 2015
  The greatest guru is your inner self. Truly he is the supreme teacher. He alone can take you to your goal and he alone meets you at the end of the road. Confide in him and you need no …

July 29, 2015
“When I look up at the night sky and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe … the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, because …

July 22, 2015
A four hour workshop for teachers and advanced students covering the basics of successful and creative vinyasa sequencing. RSVP to mel@melaniecastleman.co.za

July 20, 2015
Namaste. It’s hard to believe we are nearly half-way through 2015 already. If you’re looking to start, or complete, your Yoga4Kids’ Teacher Training this year, then book your space now. Please see our website www.yoga4kids.co.za which details all the course content, fees …

July 13, 2015
Join Yoga Works and the team from Constitution Hill on Mandela Day for a great morning of healthy exercise, history and culture, and giving back to the community. Steven from Yoga Works will guide you through 27 yoga poses (one …

July 3, 2015
US based Alana Brennar will be visiting Yoga Lova during July 2015 to teach amazing “Chakra themed” classes and an exciting handstand and forearm balance workshop. Alana’s simple, detailed yet challenging teaching style combined with her beautiful  calming energy is …

July 1, 2015
The Art of Living Yoga brought together some 50 million yoga enthusiasts in 132 countries worldwide to mark the first United Nations International 
Yoga Day (IYD) on 21st June. The programmes theme “Yoga – A New Dimension” allowed  participants to …

June 24, 2015
In wintertime, we tend to eat a little bit more to help compensate for the cold. Extra calories can be burned off to keep us warm and a little more body fat will do the trick, too. However, more food …

June 19, 2015
“Yoga, is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self” – Excerpt from The Bhagavad Gita. On December 11th, 2014 the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came …

June 17, 2015
This winter soup recipe is sure to warm the cockles and give your immune system a much needed boost.. Makes: 4 servings, about  250 ml each Ingredients: 30 ml canola oil 1 small onion, diced 2 large bell peppers, halved …

June 3, 2015

May 22, 2015
It is when our lives are full and busy that we need our daily meditation to help center us for the day. Ironically, when we get busy, the first thing that tends to get cut back is our meditation practice. …

May 15, 2015
Join us for a joy-filled day of yoga and uplifting shamanic drumming! MORNING YOGA: 11.30am – 1.00pm George Demetriades’ style of Hatha yoga is characterised by strong holds, with an important emphasis on breathing and attention to fine movement detail, …

May 15, 2015
We are doing it again ! We’re counting down to the big event and we need your help to reach our goal of 500 000 Africans meditating for peace in Africa. “I Meditate Africa” is a FREE campaign promoting peace in …

May 7, 2015
This is so easy to prepare and best of all is you don’t really need any electricity to prepare it, a little forward thinking and some gas will do. Great for those days that Eskom decide to leave us powerless, …

April 22, 2015
  “You have to keep the land so that it can continue to be, as God wants it, the source of life for the entire human family.” Pope Francis on Twitter, Rome, April 21, 2015

April 15, 2015
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER? – Course Starting 3 August 2015 This 500 hours INTEGRAL HATHA YOGA YTTC Programme creates an evironment for people to prepare themselves within a community of open-minded collaborating individuals, each exploring their …

April 9, 2015
Often, when we say, “I love you” we focus mostly on the idea of the “I” who is doing the loving and less on the quality of the love that’s being offered. This is because we are caught by the …

March 27, 2015
With the proliferation of online yoga tutorials like YogaGlo, GaiamTV and even YouTube, more and more yogis are practicing at home in front of their laptops. But as a yoga teacher who even has a few online videos of his …

March 22, 2015
The best spice to be used during a change of season as Cinnamon as it: controls blood sugar levels helps maintain insulin sensitivity is a powerful antioxidant: great for youthful longevity may have antibacterial and antifungal properties, good for blood …

March 6, 2015
Mantra is a Sanskrit word composed of ‘Mana’ – the mind, and ‘trayate – to transcend’. Therefore mantra refers to an ancient word or sound which helps the mind to reach a higher consciousness. When accompanied by music it is …

February 27, 2015
You have listened to your heart……and you know what you truly desire. Now it’s time to set your intention. Just as an acorn has great potential to grow into a magnificent oak tree,so too does your intention have the potential …

January 28, 2015
Lama Marut (aka Brian K. Smith) may not be the first to frame spiritual practice as a form of rebellion, but manages a fresh approach based on Asian philosophy, particularly Buddhist principles. An ordained monk trained in the Tibetan tradition …

December 3, 2014
Compassion – a sense of spaciousness and open-heartedness is the deepest gifts of yoga, Understand your strengths and weaknesses; most people actually underestimate their strengths and emphasize their weaknesses out of proportion. Enjoy your self-confidence with mindful presence, sensitive patience, …

December 3, 2014
No matter what the circumstance we always have the freedom to choose, even if it is only the attitude or stance we take towards the situation.    

November 21, 2014
A reading excerpt on the lesson of finding gratitude even in the most difficult of situations… There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs, and tigers are getting closer and closer. When she …

October 29, 2014
“ Laugther is a melody, a concert from the heart. A tickling by the angles, creative living art. Laughter heals and comforts, it’s sometimes gentle – sometimes bold.  Laughter is a freeing dance performed within the Soul” – S. West …

October 20, 2014
[youtube width=”350″ height=”300″]http://youtu.be/eKV_s_pYNc0[/youtube] Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra tells us that Pranayama thins the veil that clouds our inner light. It makes the mind clearer and more focused and brings the mind great freedom from angst and doubt. Sarah Guglielmi from Yoga …

October 13, 2014
With the end of the year fast approaching tempers begin to flare, energy reserves begin to feel depleted and small matters become major issues. It would be best to take a moment  and remember that we are made to love, …

October 8, 2014
SADHU Professor V Rangarajan, is visiting Johannesburg from his ashram in Bangalore,India. He is a Hindu renunciate or sannyasi, who has travelled all over the world spreading what he sees as the core message of Hinduism “UNITY IN DIVERSITY”. Sadhu …

September 19, 2014
Ultimately the intention of Yoga is to make us more kind and compassionate beings. Diego of Inner Wellness Studio in Musgrave, KZN has teamed up with the Community Outreach Program Trust to do a weekly Wednesday Yoga class in the …

September 19, 2014
Yogathon is an initiative of Sri Sri Yoga, to create awareness about yoga and create interest in its practice for healthier living. Bring your friends and family to a unique event to smile, stretch and strengthen the mind and body. …

September 12, 2014
With warmer weather upon us one tends to seek out “lighter and cleaner” meal options. For extra energy to start a busy day, try this delicious, nutritious smoothie  … 1 cup soya milk (Recommendation: Woolies Organic Soya Milk is sweetened with apple concentrate, so is …

August 26, 2014
Authentic success is different for each of us. No single definition fits all because we come in all sizes. Authentic success is having time enough to pursue personal pursuits that bring you pleasure, time enough to make the loving gestures …

August 13, 2014
Following the incredible success of Simon Borg-Olivier’s workshops in Cape Town & Johannesburg, Yoga Lova is truly privileged to have Jim Harrington –  South Africa’s most esteemed yoga teacher – teach 2 incredible workshops at the end of August. About the workshops…. In these …

August 9, 2014
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The …

August 1, 2014
“The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. And only she who listens can speak” ~ Dag Hammarskjold Join Swami Shankarananda Maharajji and the Gayathri Peedam Bhajan Group for a Sacred Mantra …

July 21, 2014
The Yoga-Co-Op are a group of 7 yogis and yoginis who have come together to create something beautiful within the Jozi Yoga Community. All the members of the co-op have an equal share in both the profits and the day-to-day …

July 18, 2014
[[youtube]http://youtu.be/FIfHqkJT9Eo[/youtube] For those who missed this interview on SABC 2 on “Health 365”, with Susan Sloan (Nia White Belt Trainer), have a look…..shows how Nia is not just a workout, it’s a lifestyle practice that takes you to live your …

July 11, 2014
Let your light shine: Guru Purnima is a day to celebrate the Guru, external and internal. It is a day when we pay homage and respect.  We acknowledge and give thanks to all those who help guide us along the …

July 11, 2014
Two monks had been walking in silence for many weeks on a pilgrimage to see their teacher. They came to a stream and discovered a young, quite beautiful woman stranded on their side wondering how to cross without being carried …

March 25, 2014
We celebrate the life and contribution to yoga Jaya made in South Africa. Jaya anchored the roots of yoga in South Africa. Together with her guru, Swami Venkatesananda, (great friend and contemporary of Yogiraj Mani Finger) and Mani Finger’s student …

February 21, 2014
An Invitation to Wake Up to the Joy of Life! Come and listen to the mystic fountain of the ancient sages of humanity…. It flows through the body of Shibenduji; it has in each generation of his family since his …

November 13, 2013
When confronted with adversity, when the odds are stacked up against you, you can either stand aside helpless or do the best you can. A timeless message from Prof. Wangari Maathai – Africa’s first woman recipient of the Nobel Peace …

October 29, 2013
2013 – An Auspicious Year for SA Guide Dogs. Last couple of days to win great prizes (eg.Honda Brio) and help SA Guide Dogs Association in their last fundraising drive for the year.  Closing date 31 October.  Click here to support or buy …

October 16, 2013
Bruce Masters is a Sivananda style Hatha yoga teacher and owner of Anantam Yoga Studio in Humerail, Port Elizabeth. Yoga stole me away from Tai Chi, not that it was for any lack in Tai Chi, but yoga had the …

September 27, 2013
Hanco Du Bruyn, is a Yoga Teacher and founder of “Green Tree Yoga and Wellness”  Westdene, Bloemfontein. Hanco had been practicing yoga with DVD’s for 2 years when he met his first yoga teacher Cherryl Duncan of Living Yoga in …

July 15, 2013
Are you looking for a suitable project for your voluntary 67 minutes on 18 July? Dedicate your 67 minutes assisting in making up food parcels for needy children and contribute R67 or donate your amount.

June 24, 2013
“At the still point of the turning world… there the dance is… Except for the point, the still point. There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.” T.S Eliot:- American publisher, playwright, literary/ social critic and major …

June 16, 2013
To all the Fathers who help to shape our lives… Happy Fathers Day!