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Hari Om

The inner workings of the human psyche have fascinated me since an early age. Being raised in a monastic environment in my formative years afforded me the opportunity to experience the world of meditation and contemplation. As I got older my fascination guided me toward exploring this world through the eyes of many different traditions and cultural perspectives. A great friend and mentor, Fr. Mike Bracken, suggested I take my journey to the Sediba Mountain Retreat, a centre run by a catholic priest named Prashant who had lived in India for many years; it was here that I discovered yoga for the first time, as a means to integrate both mind and body, and soon I came to experience that yoga offered me the most complete system for self-discovery and healing.

Over the last 15 years I have taught yoga therapy from my studio in Claremont on both an individual basis and in group classes. Alongside my practice I’ve done extensive work at Crescent Clinic as well as at Valkenberg psychiatric hospital, working with people suffering with various mental health conditions such as depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. These experiences have further shown me the positive influence yoga has on mind, body and spirit, and in doing so have provided me with a broader, more hands-on approach as a teacher.

Whether you have a particular physical injury or an interest in getting fitter, healthier, stronger or if you would like to learn to still your mind through mindfulness practices and breath awareness, yoga is an invitation for you to embark on your own journey of self-discovery and healing.

Mindful yoga movements, breath awareness, Yoga Nidra, and meditative practices. Suitable for beginners or more advanced practitioners. You meet and experience your body exactly where it is. The human body is dymanic and versatile and capable of repairing itself. We use yoga as the bridge between mind and body, through the vehicle of the breath, in order to assist the natural healing process.


Qualifications:

- Level 2 Sivananda Integral Yoga (Hatha Yoga) Teacher from the Ananda Kutir Ashram in Cape Town.
- Yoga Nidra Teacher's Training course by Swami Pragyamurti of the London Satyananda Centre.
- Prana Vidya and Ajapa Dharana at the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and Rikhiapeeth in India.
- Mindfulness and Insight training with Rob Nairn of the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Center, Cape Town.
- Professional Level MYYO Practitioner from Ananda Sanga, Somerset West.
- YIN Training from The Wellness Connection, Cape Town