Kelly Botes

Hatha, Vinyasa & Ashtanga
My yoga journey started when I participated in a meditation course at the age of 14. After the course I became an avid meditator learning the skill of stilling the mind and being completely at one with the present. It wasn’t long after that I joined a Bikram yoga class where my love and dedication for yoga began to develop. Thereafter I trained with amazing Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Sivananda & Jivamukti Yoga teachers who took my practice on a road I had never ventured down. I soon became an Asana-Junkie. I find teaching one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs I have ever done. As a yoga practitioner and teacher, I believe in working at your own safe pace, and finding a way to be content with your yoga practice no matter how difficult or how simple. Every day your practice will be different, and in yoga accepting this is all that matters. My love for yogic philosophy is a massive element in classes where I express and explain influential teachings of gurus through the ages. I am passionate about the path to enlightenment and constantly share this with my students as an additional influence to their practice, understanding that there is more to the yoga practice than just poses.

Zahra Said

Ashtanga, Vinyasa
As a martial arts expert with over twenty years of experience, the philosophy of karate (the way of the empty hand) has helped guide Zahra on her journey of personal development. In her twenties Zahra found a curiosity for all things unconventional and this where Zahra began tapping into her potential. At first glimpse Zahra appears shy and timid, but once you've attended one of her all inspiring fiery fitness classes you too will get a glimpse of the magic she so passionately speaks of. The magic that is life, the magic that is movement, the magic that connects mind-body and spirit. After several years of studies, now a certified life coach, pilates and yoga instructor as well as 4th Dan (degree) blackbelt, Zahra believes in the fusion of movement; "I don't think that there is one sport that we should dedicate all of our time too, its through my yoga practice that I learnt how important it is to counter what we do in order to achieve balance". Learn who you are, what your needs are and what drives you, learn about your triggers, your blocks and personal limitations, then and only then will you certainly transform your life; "My life story can atest to this!!

Sarah Kingsburgh

Hatha Flow Yoga
ORIGINALLY FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, SARAH HAS RECENTLY RELOCATED TO JOHANNESBURG WITH THE INTENT OF INTRODUCING HER UNIQUE STYLE OF TEACHING YOGA TO SOUTH AFRICA. SARAH’S STYLE OF “HATHA FLOW YOGA” IS A BALANCED COMBINATION OF SUSTAINED POSES (HATHA) AS WELL AS POSES FLOWING IN A MINDFUL PROGRESSION FROM ONE TO ANOTHER (VINYASA). MINDFULLNESS, MEDITATION, AND OBSERVING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BREATH AND BODY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF SARAH’S CLASS. STUDENTS CAN EXPECT A PRACTICE FILLED WITH BOTH ENERGY, FOR A GOOD PHYSICAL WORKOUT, AND A SENSE OF CALM, FOR BALANCE. “I BELIEVE THAT BEING ABLE TO TEACH — WHETHER TO INTRODUCE YOGA TO A NEW STUDENT OR TO HELP AN EXPERIENCED PRACTICIONER THROUGH THEIR JOURNEY — TO BE A PRIVILEGE. I TEACH WITH DEVOTION, WITH CREATIVITIY, AND ABOVE ALL, WITH EMPATHY.”