My Journey to a “Healthier Me” through Yoga by Hanco Du Bruyn


hanco du bruynHanco 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 2008. Under her guiding hand and inspiring tuition, Hanco embarked on a personal, challenging transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Fresh from Cherryl’s teachers training program, he studied Tibetan Heart Yoga with Amy Mead from the Institute of Asian Studies, Arizona.

Throughout both courses the concept of ‘Kundalini’ became an enduring fascination.

Hanco’s journey took him to the UK in 2010 where he was able to practice a wide array of yoga styles with many highly talented teachers. As a yoga surfer, Hanco was experimenting with different styles with curiosity, delight and familiarity! An unexpected bonus was being introduced to seasoned practitioners who shared their spiritual disciplines with him and and taught him the art of meditation. It was a privilege and a highlight of the trip to be able to join a retreat led by the renowned Zen Buddhist teacher, Tich Nhat Han.

The quest for a deeper understanding of ‘Kundalini’ became more tangible back in South Africa in 2011. Hanco was introduced to the power and sacred science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan at a transformative White Tantric Yoga Day. It was there that he met Pritam Khalsa, who with her beloved husband, Har Bhajan, were to subsequently become his deeply respected mentors and teachers.

In 2013, he founded the Green Tree Yoga and Wellness Studio in an attempt to create a nurturing and peaceful environment for one to come and enjoy the full benefits of yoga.

To all the teachers, mentors, guides, loyal students and dear friends who have supported him on his incredible journey, he offers heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

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