Ryan Gary Edmonds (“Sevak Hari Singh”)
Ryan has a double major in BA Anthropology and Psychology as well as a BPsych Hons through UNISA. He is training as a Hypnotherapist and a registered Life Coach, Usui Reiki Master, Hospice Bereavement Counselor, Phobic Aid, and Certified CBT Suicide & Trauma Counselor. Furthermore, Ryan has completed his ISHTA TTC and Kundalini and he recorded a meditation album, and published a book on South African Healing Remedies.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
I come from an Aerobic background where for 18 years I taught classes, trained new teachers and presented Workshops and Master Classes. For over 3 years I competed internationally in Aerobic Sport Championships. Yoga became the new chapter that I developed a yearning for. So, I am qualified to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yo Bikram after I graduated from this course. I am particularly fond of the dynamics of Vinyasa Flow yoga. It allows me the opportunity to be more creative and it provides the basics of Yoga Asana practice.
I teach gentle Yin Yoga, suitable for people who need gradual mobilization and tender care. It is important to create a class atmosphere that is subtle, serene and sentient. I studied Integral Vinyasa Hatha Yoga in 2002 (Ananda Sanga). As a Eurythmy Teacher, I also teach children in creative ways. Through Access Bars and Matrix Re-Imprinting, I help people become friends with their emotions and clear limiting negative thought patterns.
“Every day is magic”
In 2012 I did my Hatha Teachers Training at Sivananda Ashram London. I have crafted my own unique style Gentle Restorative Yoga, cultivating body awareness. Furthermore, I trained as a Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher with Anne and Martin Combrinck in Somerset West. Natural Motherhood is my passion, supporting mothers step into their own unique power…
“A traveler I am, and a navigator and everyday I discover a new region within my soul”- Kahlil Gibran
I am very passionate about sharing the ancient art and science of yoga with people of all ages and enjoy teaching Hatha Yoga with a flow Vinyasa style, Restorative Yoga as well as Children’s Yoga.
Introducing yoga to children at an early age will teach them healthy lifestyle habits, being present, awake and aware. Yoga is a perfect, gentle, non-competitive way to involve children in a healthy foundation of physical fitness, personal discovery, respect for self and others and the environment. Furthermore, it focuses on improving the connection between breath, mind, and body.
“Gratitude is probably one of the most simple yet powerful things humans can do for each other”
(Curative Yoga ~ Hatha Yoga / Vinyasa Yoga). I teach a different style and sequence, according to the ruling planet for each day of the week. A sacred space is created to allow movement of energy within the body to realign, rejuvenate and set a rhythmic tone for the week to come.
My qualifications include (Level 1) 200 hours Yoga Alliance Accredited Training by Jim Harrington: Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga; Art and the technique of adjustments as well as the Philosophy of Yoga.
Healing Modalities: Accessing the Akashic Records Certified Practitioner & Numerology Shared Readings.
“Life is filled with infinite possibilities!”
Fran finds her connection in nature, and when she is not on the mat she can be found frolicking somewhere in the mountains.
After some time in Nature Conservation and a stint in Journalism and Online Marketing, she decided to do her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate as well as her Pilates Mat Certificate. She further trained in Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga as well as the healing MYYO Technique. Her passion for yoga finally led her to India where she completed her Advanced Yoga Training. Fran’s interest in the subtle body and energy system led her to complete courses in the Dorn Method and Thai Yoga Massage. Furthermore, a strong interest in the body and conscious movement led to further train in Budokon (combining martial arts and yoga asana) and Aerology (aerial fabric fitness and mind conditioning).
“Your attitude determines your altitude in life”
When I started Nia I was traumatised by several things that happened in my life. I was introverted and lived in fear. Nia’s music and movement changed it all. My nervous system has calmed down, and I am not merely surviving through fight or flight reactions, but am thriving. I feel strong and confident and have been sharing what I learn as a Nia teacher for the past couple of years. Currently I am a Nia brown belt, certified green belt and 5 stages teacher. Inspired in sharing & learning daily about the variety Nia has to offer to condition and restore us to optimal health in the mental, physical, emotional & spiritual realms of being. I am dedicated to awaken the dancer within everyone male & female and find balance and health through movement!
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field”
Tomi teaches a flowy vinyasa class choreographed to music on and off the mat. Each class is intelligently sequenced with an apex pose, muscle group or theme in mind. She is originally from LA, California where she studied Sport Science and began teaching. Her yoga journey began in the late 90’s with Iyengar and Bikram classes complimenting the high-intensity workouts that she loved. Yoga eventually took precedence and in 2002, she completed her TT with Gustavo Ponce in Santiago, Chile where she lived for 12 years. In 2003, she studied in India with Sharat and has continued to learn from others all around the world every chance she gets.
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be”
Ilse De Waal
Ilse de Waal is a vibrant and dynamic person with a zest for life. She started doing Pilates 12 years ago and loved it from the start. She could feel the positive effect it had on her body and how her strength and flexibility improved. So, she studied; Basic Anatomy, Pilates Cardio Rebound, Pilates comprehensive mat and equipment courses. She loves working with people and has a positive attitude towards life.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!” – Winston Churchill
I have trained in various personal development modalities with some of the world’s best teachers and have been to workshops and read more books than most people I knew. In a driven quest to ‘fix’ myself, I have tried more therapies than anyone I know and trained in some of them. As a result of this, I became very interested in the mind-body connection which let me to the TRE facilitator journey.
“As within, so without; the only place you can affect real change is inside yourself; until you do, you just re-create the same story or pattern wherever you go”
Eva has been practicing yoga for many years and trained with a variety of teachers around the world. In her classes she focuses on breath awareness, alignment and mindful transitions between postures with the aim to create a safe space for beginners but also offer a challenge for experienced yogis. You can expect dynamic flows and creative sequencing inspired by Ashtanga, YogaSynergy and Budokon.
Kat Van Zyl
I am passionate about Health , Healing, Children , Nature Adventures and Celebrating Life <3
I have a profound love for connecting with all kinds of people, sharing ideas , thoughts, views and perceptions. I love all sorts of physical activities. Especially dancing, yoga and hula hooping.
I have been hooping for about 4 years now and I offer a variety of beginners / intermediate hoop classes and workshops such as Hoop Fitness, Hoop Yoga, Hoop Tricks and also Hoop Dance. And the fun thing is that ALL ages and genders are welcome to join in on the fun!
James approaches yoga from his background in Daoist martial arts and Jungian psychology. You can expect a progressively challenging synergetic journey, one riddled with a poetic narrative and yet anchored by mindful presence.
“Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love”
Eduan van Graan
Being able to be part of a martial arts like Jiu-Jitsu has had a big influence in my life. I have been training for 10 years in this Gentle Art. Jiu-Jitsu is a way of life by which you learn to respect those around you, it teaches discipline and self-control. It was created so that the smaller person can protect themselves against the bigger person. This is a full contact sport so you have to learn to leave your Ego at the door when you get on the mats. I do not like to teach people how to fight, but rather how to protect them self.
“The secret to living is giving”
I am a lover of movement. After several years of contemporary dancing and being a fitness fan, I found and lost myself in Vinyasa yoga. My class is where I hold a space for you to explore the physical practice of yin and yang. Engaging with graceful harmonic of strength and softness.
“Deep breaths are like little love notes to your body”
I have been dancing for 15 years. I studied at the National School of the Arts and Majored in Ballet but studied Spanish, African and Contemporary as well. I have traveled and done many many shows, I’ve been apart of The Joburg Theatre ballet company as well.
I enjoy teaching because I have always wanted to inspire younger dances to keep pushing and to achieve their own goals.
Teaching has shown me I can bring a little life and joy to a dancers life.
Niklaas is a qualified trained instructor/ Master in Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He has completed his Theoretical Course in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with excellence and qualified as a Master Practitioner 2012 in the field. He is also a trained Therapist in the following areas: Tui Na, Bone setting, Acupressure Massage, Chi cardio fitness, Meditation, Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Fitness and Sport Coaching and Development, Facilitate Wellness Workshops, Mentoring and Mentorship Programs and Planning team activities
“My efficiency, capability and confidence brings me success wherever I go.”
Advanced TRE Provider, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Gestalt Counselling, TRE Group courses and individual TRE facilitation. I am passionate about working with the Mind-Body connection for healing – TRE is an inspiring, empowering modality that leads us back to the wisdom and connection with our own bodies, facilitating our healing on all levels. I am currently an Advanced TRE Facilitator and love working with groups and individuals on this journey.