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Comba Coaching Martial Arts School
Tai Chi is a gentle art (Internal martial Art). Its movements are slow yet precise. It can be practiced by people of all ages - it is an art which can involve the whole family, helping to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Learning the healing art of Tai Chi can be your first step to better health, more vitality and that special sense of well being which evolves when one finds peace within oneself.
Tai Chi is practiced by about 20 percent of the worldâ€™s population and is fast becoming the most popular exercise in the world today. Its rapid expansion is largely due to one important fact, it feels really good. Although Tai Chi was originally a martial art and is increasingly offered by martial arts studios, itâ€™s now practiced in businesses, hospitals and schools everywhere. Tai Chi is not only a valuable tool for improving health, it is a powerful business tool as well. Companies see that Tai Chi improves productivity by helping employees to be happy, relaxed, and creative. Hospitals see Tai Chi as a potent, yet cost-effective, therapy for nearly any condition. Tai Chi classes can be found nowadays almost anywhere.
The movements teach a philosophy of flow, balance and oneness. It is suitable for men and women in any physical condition. Chi is the life force of our body, flowing freely through twelve main channels to each of our vital organs. When this flow is blocked through stress or other outside influences, we feel unwell. The art of Tai Chi restores this life-giving flow of energy. It has the power to provide enormous inner strength which, in turn, aids our ability to cope with the pressures of modern day to day living.
Steve Jordan Pilates Studio
The Pilates Room Studio
Pilates Method we Offer
All Pilates is not the same. The popularity of Pilates has grown and Pilates-inspired or Pilates-based programs (usually only mat classes) are offered in many health clubs, sports facilities, physio practises, and wellness centres.
The definition of what was, or what is, Classical Pilates has become somewhat blurred over the years, causing much debate amongst the different schools of Pilates in existence around the world. It is not helped by the fact that Joseph Pilates sometimes taught the same exercise differently, to different people,depending on the specific needs of that individual, on any given day, likely contributing to misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Pilates method.The original Classical Pilates method is not the same as the Pilates-inspired or Pilates-based programs. At the Pilates Room, we offer the original Pilates method. Our philosophy is to continue the original teachings and work of Joseph Pilates, maintaining the essence and integrity of what he referred to as Contrology. It is a unique and powerful method that has stood the test of time. It is different and it delivers results.
At the Pilates Room, we offer authentic, Classical Pilates, as originally taught by Joseph Pilates. Our aim is to preserve his original method which has proven to be very effective in providing tangible results and changes in the body.
We are passionate about Pilates and the benefits it provides. No two bodies are alike and each person is a unique challenge â€“ at the Pilates Room you are not just another number. We believe in providing a high level of individual attention to meet your specific goals. Experienced instructors skilfully select from more than 500 exercises in the original method to tailor each session to your individual needs.
Our instructors have undergone extensive training and testing to international standards and have years of teaching experience. All our instructors are fully certified as 3rd Generation Classical Pilates teachers under the Romana Krysanowska lineage. This means instructors can capably develop a system of exercises tailored specifically for each client, based on age, fitness goals, and the presence of any prior injuries.
The Pilates Room is a boutique studio located in the Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, a short distance from Beaulieu, Glenferness, Crowthorne, Vorna Valley, Barbeque Downs, Waterfall and Sunninghill.The studio features a wide range of Pilates apparatus, providing clients with a high-quality experience. Our studio is the first in South Africa to offer a range of Gratz apparatus.
Gratz is considered the â€˜Rolls Royceâ€™ of Pilates apparatus and is manufactured to the original, exacting specifications defined by Joseph Pilates. Manufactured in Philladelphia, Gratz is used in the best studios around the world. Our full complement of apparatus includes the Universal Reformers, Wunda Chairs, High Chair, Arm Chair, Cadillac, Wall Towers, Guillotine, Pedi-Pole, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc, Foot Corrector, Toe Exerciser, Neck Stretcher and a range of other smaller teaching aids/soft apparatus.
PILATES DYNAMICS WELLNESS YOGA STUDIO
The Living Yoga Studio
Everyone wants to be happy, itâ€™s that simple. Yoga is about realising your inherent happiness. It exists in each and every one of us and the path of Yoga provides us with a very practical means to awaken this joy, that is our natural state of being.
The Living Yoga studio is more than just a space; it is a sacred space where students immerse themselves completely in yoga. We encourage our students to take their practice off the mat and into the world we all share. Established by Cherryl Duncan in 2006, the studio and the community that has sprung up around it has continued to grow under Sarah Bentz, a certified Jivamukti teacher and the current owner and director of Living Yoga in Craighall. Sarah is supported by an incredible group of like-minded teachers all meeting the highest teaching standards and inspiring a path to yoga through compassion for all beings.
Jivamukti is a world-renowned method of yoga created by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Read more (www.jivamuktiyoga.com)Living Yoga is blessed to have hosted many international teachers including: Sharon Gannon, David Life, Jules Febre, Andrea Boyd, Petros Haffenrichter, Anja KÃ¼hnel, Dechen Thurman and Olivier David, amongst others.Locally, Living Yoga continually hosts a variety of workshops, Satsungs, charity events, meditation and sutra lectures.
Pilates With Nesta
Nesta Graupner is an Internationally Certified BASI PILATESÂ® Instructor.A gifted and talented teacher, Nesta has made her passion her lifeâ€™s mission. This passion is to help others in body, mind and spirit. Her vast knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy and her drive to see people excel is a perfect marriage and resonates via her success in Pilates.
Form an early age on Nesta has been interested in the flow of the human body, lines and extensions, body posture as well as physical strength and well-being. After years of ballet training she graduated with advanced at the Royal Academy of Dancing. Nesta subsequently entered the commercial sector and performed in Sun City SA, Madrid, Mallorca and Barcelona Spain, as well as taking part in world competitions in Miami USA. She enjoyed global recognition and respect as an adagio-star and principal dancer. Being the perfectionist she is, she constantly increases her knowledge about her field and after doing her first Pilates Mat Course through the Institute for Fitness Professionals, she completed the internationally acclaimed BASI Pilates Mat and Comprehensive Course (Body Arts & Science International).
She participates in all the latest workshops to stay up to date with the newest developments and progress in matters of body and health. Her exceptional perception and extensive experience merge in harmony with her natural ability to bring out the best in her students.Her studio is based in Magaliessig and close to Fourways and Lonehill.
Seaside pilates Studio South
Welcome to Seaside Pilates where we hope to help you work on improving your health, strength and state of mind in a warm, professional and supportive environment. Pilates focuses on developing a balanced, strong, lean and flexible body through breathing techniques and core strength. It improves posture and structural imbalances in the body, often resulting in the reduction/elimination of neck, back and other pain in the body. Pilates is safe and effective for everyone and can be specifically structured to meet a wide variety of needs.Your classes can be as challenging or as gentle as you desire. We look forward to sharing our love and belief in Pilates with you! Please feel free to call or drop into the Seaside Pilates studio to find out more about our class options. Our Studio, located in the beautiful seaside suburb of Largs Bay, comprises an Equipment room complete with our beautiful Australian made, hand crafted Pilates Equipment. Our Mat room is set up so our clients can attend their classes without needing to bring anything to class. Mats are provided and we use a range of small equipment to guarantee your mat class will never be boring or repetitive. The studio is air conditioned for your comfort and we incorporate Kindred Self essential oils, music and mindfulness techniques into each class. All we ask is that you bring your own socks to wear to class.
Little Samadhi Yoga Center
Little Samadhi is a small, beautifully situated retreat and B&B located on a hilltop overlooking the village of Barrydale, in an area of the Little Karoo in the Western Cape, South Africa The Sanskrit word Samadhi means bliss or enlightenment; you may find both here! What gives Little Samadhi is uniqueness? Luxurious, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Warm personalized attention in a caring ambiance firmly rooted in yogic and wellness principles. Your well-being is the key word. You may wish to simply overnight and do a little yoga to ease your travel-weary body, or linger longer for a restful, informative and recuperative retreat. The food we serve you is organic and locally grown as far as possible, prepared with care and specific to your dietary needs. Surrounded by a lovely garden with superb views, offering you the tranquility of the Little Karoo Free WiFi is available. While our bodies might need rest, our souls call out for activity. Our souls represent who we really are: creative, adventurous, resourceful and full of energy. These deep inner needs are met when we give ourselves the time to retreat. Little Samadhi is a small, beautifully situated retreat and B&B located on a hilltop overlooking the village of Barrydale in the Little Karoo. The Sanskrit word Samadhi means bliss or enlightenment â€“ and you can find it in the Little Karoo!
Pathway’s Country Yoga
Welcome to the beginning of a new YOU and a new LIFE!!!
Pathwayâ€™s Country Yoga Retreat is an escape from everything happening in the world to a tranquil space where one can simply just be in stillness, contemplation and reflection.
Between rolling green hills overlooking serene dams you can unwind relax and rejuvenate out in the country at this beautiful sanctuary. We host Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Certification, a variety of spiritual workshops and Yoga and Meditation classes. The retreat is offered to those who just want to enjoy a getaway on their own, or with family and friends.The venue has breath taking views and offers nature walks, meditation gardens and an abundance of bird life. Other activities in close proximity include Game Reserves, sky diving, wellness spas, hot air ballooning, mountain bike riding, beach yoga to name but a few.
Pathways Country Yoga Retreat will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to face the world with a new attitude.Pathways is your haven to a whole new YOU living, being and thinking in harmony with the universe.
Jennifer Fitzsimmons is the founder of Pathways Academy of Life and Pathways Country Yoga Retreat based in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa where she hosts 200 Hour Yoga Teachers Training Certification, a variety of spiritual workshops, yoga retreats and classes. She is the author of her published book Pathway To Wellness. As a qualified Life Coach she specializes in transforming lives in wellness and fulfillment. Jennifer is a qualified and registered Yoga Teacher through Ishta School of Yoga and Health. She is also a qualified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) through 3HO and teaches both styles. Jennifer is also a full member of The Yoga Teacher Fellowship of Southern Africa, thus the International Yoga Federation; she is also registered with International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and 3HO South Africa. She obtained a full distinction, Life Coaching Diploma through The Life Coach Institute in the UK.
Jennifer has been practicing Yoga for 18 years and teaching for 15 years. She has also trained teachers for the last 11 years. yoga-teaching-south-africaIt is Jenniferâ€™s intention to coach people life changing techniques to transform their lives. She teaches a way of living, which increases vitality, health, well being and thereby a fulfilled life.She has completed a collection of Yoga voice guided meditation, relaxation & visualization CDâ€™s and her book Pathways to Wellness. This book is a life changing gift.Jenniferâ€™s belief is that the most essential element of any qualification is self experience and a deep passion.
Southern Africa Yoga
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF SOUTH AFRICA YOGA SAFARIS
We do hope you manage to find something of interest for you.Please feel free to mail us with any requests as we are able to tailor-make a package for any group of 4 or more.We offer Yoga Holidays, Retreats, Workshops and Teachers Training (up to 500 hours) courses in and around South Africa.Cheryl has qualified as a personal trainer, jazz dance teacher, traditional yoga teacher, yoga therapist, massage therapist, Pranic healer , Reiki practitioner and more recently a sound therapist working with Tibetan and Himalayan bowls and Tingshas. More often than not her treatments are an eclectic blend of the best of all these different modalities.Cheryl visits regularly, and has completed her teachers and advanced training in Nasik, with the Yoga Vidya Gurukul.
I am a qualified personal trainer, fitness instructor, jazz dance teacher and massage therapist. I resumed practicing yoga since 1993 / 1994, after which teacher training followed quite naturally. I have been to twice and completed my teachers training in Nasik, with the Yoga Vidya Gurukul.
My experience of Ashram life was so enlightening that I want to share it with as many people as possible. Yogic life in the Ashram, emphasises all aspects of yoga . Such as the Yama, Niyamas, Asana and Pranayama . More often than not, Western classes only have time to focus on the Asanas and a few Pranayama techniques.
With the pressures of modern lifestyles, I realize not everyone has 6 weeks to dedicate solely to the practice of yoga. For this reason I condensed a course into 5 days and combined it with a unique African experience. The lessons are the same as in the Ashram, the healing benefits just as profound. Hopefully a new routine will be started and continued indefinitely. The benefits of self discipline and self realization are infinite.
ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA YOGA SAFARIS, YOGA RETREATS AND YOGA HOLIDAYS Â WRITTEN BY CHERYL.Â
Our aim on the Southern Africa Yoga Safaris and Holidays is to provide you with a unique experience, combining Yoga practice with night game drives, early morning meditations, indulgent massage or hot oil therapies, delicious vegetarian meals and lots of peace, quiet and tranquility in a healthy environment.
On our RETREATS we aim to take your inner Yogic journey even deeper. To assist us with this we use sound therapy, Yoga massage, hot oils, asanas, meditation and pranayama to encourage you into a deeper more relaxed state of being.
Your host is a fully qualified Yoga teacher (trained in Nasik,), a personal trainer and a physical therapist. You will be personally evaluated, ensuring you receive the best Yoga exercise for your ability.
Yoga Experience (Bikram Yoga)
The word Yoga means â€œunionâ€ and Sallyâ€™s intention is to dissolve the bridges that tend to exist between the various styles of yoga and create a community where this union is honored, respected and reflected. To say that one style of yoga is better than another creates separation and righteousness, immediately distancing us from humility and Oneness. For Sally, yoga is like a big beautiful tree. Each branch of the tree is a different style of yoga and it is the sum of the branches that make up the Yoga Tree. Yoga Experience, formally Go Yoga and originally Bikram Yoga Jozi, owned by Sally Flanagan, opened its doors in June 2003. The studio started off as a solely Bikram Yoga studio and over the years has evolved to a studio where a variety of Yoga styles are offered. This evolution was inspired by Sallyâ€™s love for yoga in itsâ€™ entirety and she thus wanted to share with her community, the beauty and benefits that come from practicing more than one kind of yoga. The History of Yoga The origins of yoga are shrouded in the mists of time for yoga is regarded as a divine science of life, revealed to enlightened sages in meditation. The oldest archaeological evidence of its existence is provided by a number of stone seals showing figures in yogic postures, excavated from the Indus valley and thought to date from around 3000BC. Yoga is first mentioned in the vast collection of scriptures called the Vedasâ€¦ Many people are first drawn to yoga as a way to keep their bodies fit and supple â€“ good to look at and to live in. Others come seeking help or relief for a specific complaint, like tension or backache. Some are merely impelled by a sense that they are not getting as much out of life as they could be. Whatever your reason, yoga can be a tool, an instrument for you, giving you both what you came for, and more
THE YOGA REPUBLIC Studio
The Yoga Republic â€“ formally known as Bikram Yoga on Republic opened in Feb 2007 as a Bikram only yoga studio in Fontainebleau Village shopping centre. As we centred our love of all things, it influenced the yoga too and we soon realised that there was way more to this amazing practice that we needed to offer. So in 2009, we extended to the shop next door â€“ and evolved to become The Yoga Republic ðŸ™‚ also adding a small flow studio. We had big plans for this yoga studio and our community, and we knew that we needed to be the change and make a move to being more earth, animal and people friendly. So after a long mission we finally found our forever home and under Clintâ€™s genius guidance, we turned a very dodgy run-down small shopping centre into one of the most amazing eco yoga studios in the world. Full moon on 26th of January 2013 saw us open our doors to this amazing new eco space. From its conception, our dear friend Vanishree, consulted and guided all building design and architecture, ensuring all the important elements of Vaastu Shastra were implemented. Claireâ€™s dream is now a living reality â€“ an earth, animal and people friendly space where people can come to connect with themselves, and breathe happy!! Itâ€™s Yoga for the People! OUR ECO-FRIENDLY STUDIO A result of many years of ideas and dreams about creating the most natural and Eco friendly building that we could provide. So we consolidated all our ideas and started to design around the laws of nature and Vaastu Shastra. By keeping to natural earth tones and simple, practical design we created our amazing, dream studio. AND SO CONSTRUCTION BEGINS The entire building was gutted except for the skeletal steel structure and two walls. The old bricks were cleaned up and reused and the brick force (the wire that gave the walls strength) was gathered and rolled up, and now hangs in the double volume area of the restaurant as an ornamental piece, paying homage to the old building. All rubble was either reused to build up the parking area or was sent to a crushing site to be recycled into reusable building material. AN ENERGY EFFICIENT YOGA STUDIO Particular attention was given to lowering the energy consumption of such a large building, by bringing in natural light and natural airflow, without the use of expensive air-conditioning and lighting systems. The hot water for the showers was a concern, so we implemented an insulated circulation system that provides hot water on tap, heated by integrated heat pumps. This has more than halved our hot water energy costs. Hot Yoga is one of The Yoga Republicâ€™s main draw cards, and itâ€™s also the main culprit for high energy consumption. We knew we had to resolve this if we were to call our new studio Eco friendly. So we met with various suppliers and engineers and finally came to a solution for a perfectly healthy and balanced heated studio. The room is designed to contain the generated 38Â°C heat for up to 72 hours. During a hot yoga session ample fresh air is provided with approximately 60% humidity. This makes for a perfectly balanced hot yoga experience. The energy costs have more than halved compared to the previous studio. ECO FRIENDLY IN EVERYTHING WE DO When paint was necessary, we used Eco friendly paints. But for the most part walls were left naked to reveal the beauty of the natural clay bricks, and some walls have been washed with cement. Vertical Gardens were introduced to bring nature into the studio and create a serene atmosphere.