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Calendar of Events & Workshops March/April 2010

March 1, 2010

There are some great workshops and retreats happening in and around SA in the next couple of months. Be sure to visit all the relevant websites below to learn more about the teachers and what they have to offer.
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March 2010

Yoga and Ayurveda Holiday to India: Ananda Sanga has partnered with an Ayurveda Resort in Kerala, India, to offer you an authentic special Ayurveda & Yoga holiday and retreat.

Contact Ananda Sanga; info@asanga.org.za; 021 8551470; www.asanga.org.za


1 – 7 March 2010: Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India

International Yoga Festival: World renowned yoga festival with leading saints and yoga teachers from the different disciplines from around the world. Venue: Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh – on the banks of the Gangas in the lap of the Himalays. Styles include Iygengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Traditional Hatha, Jivamukti, and many more. Checkout www.internationalyogafestival.com

Contact Bhavini Kalan; bhavini333@gmail.com; +919997008827; 0834447061


4-5 March 2010: Johannesburg

Swami Suddhananda visits SA: He will be giving teachings on Self-Knowledge, Understanding our Being. For more information on Swami Suddhananda, click on Yoga & You – international teachers.

Contact: John; john@yogalife.co.za; 0825519312.


6-8 March 2010: Cape Town

Swami Suddhananda visits SA: He will be giving teachings on Self-Knowledge, Understanding our Being. For more information on Swami Suddhananda, click on Yoga & You – international teachers.

Contact: John; john@yogalife.co.za; 0825519312.


6-7 March & 13 March 2010: Satyananda Yoga Centre Sea Point – WC

Swami Pragyamurti’s trip to South Africa is well underway and her final few workshops that you can still attend are:

1. A training workshop for teachers on how to guide meditation and subtle other subtle yoga practices within your yoga classes. Cost: R650 Date: Sat and Sun 6-7th March 20108:30-3:30pm Contact: Sangeeta- 082 0935780

2. Satsang at Ananda Kutir Ashrama at 6pm Saturday 6 March with Swami Pragyamurti. Topic of the talk is ‘Perception’. Free- all welcome to attend

3. Shatkarmas workshop – Learn simple effective cleansing practices for intestines, stomach and nasal passages. Date: 13th March , 7-9:30am, Cost: R250

Contact: Sangeeta 082 093 5780 / www.satyanandayoga.co.za


8-12 March 2010: Plettenberg Bay

Swami Suddhananda visits SA: He will be giving teachings on Self-Knowledge, Understanding our Being. For more information on Swami Suddhananda, click on Yoga & You – international teachers.

Contact: John; john@yogalife.co.za; 0825519312.


11 March: Vinyard Hotel – Newlands – WC

Follow the Sun Fundraiser: Sharni Quinn will be hosting a “follow the sun” fundraiser @ 6pm. For more information

Contact: Sharni sharni@quinnyoga.co.za / 084 393 0774



12 – 14 March: Karma Shala Studio – CT, WC

Weekend Workshop with Partick Oancia, Director Para Impacto Company/YogaJaya, Tokyo Japan. For more information on Patrick, click on Yoga & You – international teachers.

Contact: Jim Harrington, 082 642 5256, info@karmashalayoga.co.za / www.karmashalayoga.co.za


12 -14 March 2010: WC – Bettys Bay

Kundalini yoga weekend bettys bay retreat: The amazing and bountiful Hari Kaur is coming from New Mexcio, U.S, home of Kundalini yoga, to share her knowledge of Celestial communication and mala making with us. I am an experienced and qualified Kundalini yoga teacher and I will be holding the workshop alongside Hari at my Betty’s Bay studio, about an hour and a half out of Cape Town, by the sea. It is a residential retreat, so you will have plenty of time to do yoga and to meditate and to spend time with the divine Hari who used to make malas for Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini yogac at this residential retreat ashram style. Come and spend this time with us. I have space for 10 people. R980 if you pay before Feb 14th.

Contact Jai; kajl@global.co.za; 082 853 1724


19 – 21 March: Lotus Studio – Knysna, WC

Weekend Workshop with Partick Oancia, Director Para Impacto Company/YogaJaya, Tokyo Japan. For more information on Patrick, click on Yoga & You – international teachers.

Contact: Nicki Friedlein, 083 410 1320; yoga@lotusstudio.co.za; www.lotusstudio.co.za


19 – 22 March 2010: WC – Tulbagh: Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre

Sivananda Integral Yoga Retreat: Exploring ‘Happiness’ through the five Yoga paths: Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Bhakti and Karma Yoga atB lue Butterfly Retreat Centre. Cost: R1265 (non-refundable). 10% Discount for members. Payable on booking by 15th February 2010 Places are limited, so early booking is strongly recommended.

Contact Ananda Kutir Ashrama; vidyananda@anandakutir.org.za; 021 6961821


20 – 21 March 2010: Knysna – Lotus Studio

An Integrated Approach – Workshop with Patrick Oancia of YogaJaya, Japan: Lotus Studio looks forward to welcoming back the inimitable Patrick Oancia, Director of YogaJaya, Japan as he visits South Africa on his 2010 yoga world tour. Patrick has been immersed in practicing yoga since 1996. He has traveled around the world attending advanced intensive workshops, study and specialised training programs to continually deepen his knowledge. He has studied various hatha yoga asana traditions including Iyengar, Sivananda, and Ashtanga and has also studied yoga, Indian, Taoist, Sufi and Buddhist philosophy in the relation to contemporary lifestyle.  For more information about the weekend visit www.lotusstudio.co.za

Contact Lotus Studio; yoga@lotusstudio.co.za; 0834101320



20 – 22 March 2010: Riebeek Kasteel – Goedgedacht

SARTYA yoga retreat: 3 day hatha yoga retreat for yoga students and teachers – all levels welcome. This exciting retreat includes accommodation for two nights, 6 vegetarian meals, and yoga and meditation classes. All meals and yoga classes are optional and included in the price of R850. For more information visit www.saryta.co.za

Contact Marjolein; marjolein@polka.co.za; 021 671 4068


27 March 2010: Global

Earth Hour: Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Please Invite Your Fellow Friends To Make More People Aware.

Time: 20:30 – 21:30


29 March – 5 April 2010: Mozambique – Tofo (Turtle Cove)

Easter Yoga & Surf Holiday in Mozambique: Join us on an energizing Yoga & Surf Holiday with daily yoga, waves for all surfing abilities, exciting ocean safaris to swim with Whale Shark, delicious food and the laid-back Latino Afro rhythm of life in Mozambique…  Classes will be presented by Stuart Campbell Kirton offering a Power Vinyasa style Yoga, daily in the Gaia Yoga Temple.

Contact Nelia Tasioulas; nelia@turtlecovetofo.com; +27 11 803 4185 / +258 84 731 2027; www.turtlecovetofo.com


9 & 10 April 2010: WC – Hout Bay, Phakalane

Openhearted: Yoga from the Heart, for the Heart – A Workshop with Nadine Fawell. Join Nadine Fawell for a weekend of Yoga to prepare you for deeper, more meaningful relatedness with yourself, your partner, your family, and your friends. We will also explore mantra and yantra to invite the Divine Feminine into our lives, regardless of our gender. Inviting the Feminine in balances the Masculine that is already strongly present in our culture, and this, too, is Yoga. Click on Yoga & You – International Teachers to learn more about Nadine

Contact: Pendra at pendragon@iafrica.com / www.phakalane.co.za


14 April 2010: WC – Tygervalley – Anjali School of Yoga

Yoga and Modern Medicine (bridging the gap between the ancient and the modern health care systems): The Anjali School of Yoga – South Africa, presents Dr Ananda – his first visit to Africa and Cape Town. Join us for an evening filled with humour, joy, wisdom, insight and most of all, to experience authentic YOGA. Dr Ananda is an international speaker, author of many books and DVD’s on the topic of Yoga, Health and Wellbeing. 18H45 for 19H00, investment:  R100.00

Contact Marietjie Venter; yoga@anjali.co.za; 082 881 8818/ www.anjali.co.za


19 April 2010: WC – Cape Town – Claremont

Yoga and Therapy workshop with Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavani from India: Join us for an opportunity to share with Dr Ananda in a private session for yoga teachers. We will explore the therapeutic benefits and importance of pranayama exercises and yogic techniques in greater detail. R100 (12h00 – 14h30)

Contact Marietjie Venter; yoga@anjali.co.za; 082 881 8818/ www.anjali.co.za


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