Based on the Ishta style of yoga, the classes include breathing, mantra, mudhra, asana, meditation and philosophy.
Class times: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8h30.
Tuesday evenings at 16h45.
Thursday evenings at 16h45 and 18h00.
Denise is trained in the Ishta style with accreditation from the Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa. She also has a national certificate in Reflexology and Reiki 1, 2 and 3.
I have always been active and enjoyed the outdoors. However that almost ended when I was involved in a near-fatal car accident while on holiday resulting in a broken neck. I was in and out of hospitable and had to undergo intensive physiotherapy. I tried various treatments all of which resulted in varying degrees of improvement.
My life changed for the better when I met an amazing Yoga Teacher, Lorunna Janse Van Vuuren, who set me on the path I am now following.
At the time I had a stressful job as a Human Resource Manager for a large company. While I initially did yoga for physical healing it also helped me address the stress which came with my position and as the years went by it became my way of life.
I read a lot about the discipline and its esoteric and healing aspects resonated with me. I began realising what the long hours and pressures to excel at work were doing to my body.
The more I embraced this new balanced way of life, the more I realised the sacrifices I’d made to advance my career weren’t worth it. After nine years of studying and practicing yoga, I qualified as an Integral Yoga teacher and left the corporate environment to open a small studio near my home.
Letting go of the comforts and financial independence which came with my position wasn’t easy, but I decided to surrender, live in the moment, be there for my family and friends and help others to find balance in their lives.
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