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Calendar of Events & Workshops April/May 2010

April 5, 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.


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 /

12 April 2010: WC – Shanti Cape Town

Ashtanga Yoga Beginner’s Course: 12th April, 19th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May and 31st May Event Details: Seven week course held on Mondays, 7.30 pm to 9 pm. The Beginner’s Course is ideal for absolute yoga novices as well as students who have been practicing for a while and want to deepen their understanding of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. COST: R690 (includes notes) – full payment confirms booking

Contact Ulrike; / 084 358 9863 /

13 April 2010: WC – its yoga cape town, Blouberg

Go Deeper: One Day Yoga Intensive: go deeper – yoga intensive 9:00 – 17:30 for those who want to go deeper in their practice and are unsure or not yet ready to commit to a teacher training – THIS DAY IS FOR YOU!
9:00 – rocket II yoga class / 10:30 – 11:30 – yoga philosophy and brief history of yoga and ashtanga / 11:30 – 12:15 – pranayama (breath work) and meditation / 12:15 – 1:30 – break for lunch (or do another, gentler, slower practice) / 1:30 – 5:30 – energetic anatomy (chakras, nadis, and bandhas) and benefits of yoga asanas (poses) if you’re still feeling in the flow – stay for the 18:00 rocket II class! R450 per person.

Contact: Sarah 071 172 5205 or;

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;; 082 881 8818/

17 April 2010: Knysna – Lotus Studio

Tibetan Heart Yoga: Time: 10:30-14:30 / Tibetan Heart Yoga has been practiced for over a thousand years as a way of opening the heart chakra and connecting directly with the divine. Heart Yoga is a practice which involves sending love, wisdom and compassion to a friend or family member. Asana (postures) open our heart chakra from the outside and loving visualization opens it from the inside. This practice will eliminate anger, pride and jealousy and replace it with compassion, love and equanimity for all beings. This workshop will be facilitated by Mark and Marloes Joseph. Marloes has been teaching Heart Yoga for 3 years and has been empowered to teach the practice by international Heart Yoga teachers. Visit for further information about Mark, Marloes and Heart Yoga. Mark and Marloes teach this practice by donation, honouring their intention to spread the blessing of Heart Yoga to those who wish to receive it.

Contact Nicki Friedlein;; 0834101320;

17 April 2010: WC – Shanti Cape Town

Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series Workshop: Time: 9.30 am to 12 noon / Cost: R250 – full payment confirms booking. This workshop is for students who are comfortable doing the whole Primary Series without skipping postures and who want to move their practice to a deeper level.  The Primary Series of Ashtanga is detoxing the body, the Second Series is nerve cleansing therefore a strong constitution is necessary to do this workshop.

Contact Ulrike; / 084 358 9863 /

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;; 082 881 8818/

19 April 2010: WC – Cape Town – Llundudno Beach

Chanting and Talks by Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dean Liprini: The GREAT MOTHERSTONE Llududno Beach parking area, meet on grass patch on the right over-looking beach 5pm – 7:30pm (bring water and a snack /wind/warm clothes… intentions and prayers for ourselves/humanity and our Planet) Bring any ceremonial items you wish to be part of the Ceremony/Energy crystals etc. All are welcome, bring children please! Drums are welcome! Cost: Love Donation Basket

Contact Marietjie Venter;; 082 881 8818/ /

19 April – 15 May 2010: WC – its yoga cape town – Blouberg

It’s Yoga Teacher Training: Find your yoga teaching voice, deepen your practice, and/or simply live a more heart centered life! This is a full-time teacher training course delving deeply into the philosophy, practice, teaching principles and methods of yoga, Ashtanga, and the It’s Yoga system.

Contact: Sarah 071 172 5205 or

24 April 2010: Knysna – Lotus Studio

Yoga Intensive with David Jacobs: Senior Iyengar yoga teacher, David Jacobs begins a series of morning focus workshops on Saturday 24 April. These workshops are open to teachers, student teachers and experienced practitioners of yoga and will address a real need to have the opportunity, on a regular basis, to gain deeper knowledge of asana and pranayama on the forensic level that David can offer. This will allow our own practice to progress and we will be better equipped to assist our fellow students. This morning session will be 3.5 hours in duration to include 1 hour of pranayama and 2 hours of asana practice. The cost is just R300 per person. Please note that the proposed dates for the rest of the year (though subject to change) are as follows: 15th May, 19th June, 28th August, 18th September, 20 November, 11th December.

Contact Nicki Friedlein;; 0834101320;

1 May 2010: Ananda Kutir Ashram – Rondebosch – CT

Sivananda Integral Yoga Day: Treat Yourself to Quality Time Wake Up! And Experience a day of celebrating Sivananda Integral Yoga in celebration of Divine Life Society Platinum Jubilee. Saturday 1st May 07h00 – 19h30. With special guest speaker Sri Swami Murugananda. FEATURING: Lectures and discussion time with Sri Swami Murugananda, Ananda Kutir Ashrama, Thiruvannamalai, India Vedic Astrology with Elna Mackenzie Somatic Yoga for releasing Spinal tensions with Sri Yogeshwari Effortless Yoga and Pranayama with Swami Parvathiananda Hatha Yoga with Swami Vidyananda Sound Meditation Silence Meditation Interfaith Musical Satsang. Fee: R400. To be paid on booking. Includes all meals and refreshments.

Contact Ananda Kutir Ashrama / tel/fax + 27 21 6961821

7 -9 May 2010: Karma Yoga Centre

Spiritual Partners: Deep in our hearts we want to be close to others, to love & be loved. Talks, yoga & meditation & walks to the beach. Luxury accommodation or day visitors.

Contact Melody Vorster; 039 316 8658;

21 – 23 May 2010: WC – Greyton

Yoga retreat with Jonathan Blumberg: A relaxing Yoga retreat with Jonathan Blumberg, one of SA’s most senior and experienced teachers. Under the Mountain Yoga Centre is in the small village of Greyton, 150 km east of Cape Town.

Contact Under the Mountain Yoga Centre;; 082 738 7809

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