climbing are very synergistic. Climbing requires core strength, balance,
breathing and focus, all skills that Yoga helps with tremendously. So many
climbers do Yoga.
We of course welcome non-climbers to participate in our Yoga classes.
Beginners and Non-climbers welcome at all our Classes!
We have become
a small but popular Yoga Studio in Observatory so many non-climbers do Yoga
with us as well. Beginners are welcome at all our classes. Just introduce
yourself to the teacher and let them know it’s your first time
(typically they will have figured it out already if they don’t
Below is our Yoga schedule
No booking required
Note that we
no longer require you to book - we now have a system of first-come,
first-serve. Please also check in at the front desk before walking upstairs
to the Yoga room.
Day Rate – R85 per class
Ten Passes – R500 allows you to attend any 10 classes of your choice
Debit order – R268 per month for unlimited classes
Annual 12 month memberships – R2887 for unlimited classes
I walked into a yoga class in Pietermarirtzburg about 20 years ago whilst I was studying sculpture. My initial training was in the Iyengar tradition which has been complimented by a number of other systems such as hatha yoga (Dharma Mittra).
Ashtanga yoga (Michael Hamilton) and Reconnective Healing (Eric Pearl).
The science and art of yoga is such a great way to integrate and evolve body, breath and mind, culminating in a higher level of consciousness. Practising in the studio becomes an opportunity to align, to focus, to devote, to increase ones energy/vibration and in so doing create a lightness/ openness and transparency that hints at the divine within. Key to the practise is realizing effortless power rather than powerful effort.
What to expect in the classes? - Transformations which make one realize that anything is possible including that illusive pose.
Beverley offers yoga as a physical expression of oneself inviting practioners to explore the mind-body and spirit connection as a strategy for holistic well-being and personal growth. Beverley has practiced mainly Iyengar, Ashtanga and Synergy styles of yoga and favours a gently flowing hatha practice that invites students to integrate personal intention, technique, breath, balance, core strength and flexibility of body and mind into their practice. She completed an Ashtanga Teacher Training course in 2008 through Karma Shala.
In her life and as a psychologist specialising in career, life and leadership transitions, Beverley is inspired by the philosophy and transformational potential of yoga, incorporating aspects of yoga in offering retreats and wellness programmes to organisations.
'I arrived at City Rock 3 years ago to learn to climb but found myself instantly drawn to the the Yoga Studio upstairs and have not left since! Arriving stiff and inflexible, not only in my body! I have since experienced profound physical, mental and spiritual growth through my Yoga practice. Teaching allows me to share my enthusiasm, passion and growing knowledge. I undertook the Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Course with Jim Harrington from Karma Shala in Cape Town.
The classes taught are usually dynamic, influenced by Ashtanga and Vinyassa Flow.They include relaxation, breathing techniques, bringing awareness to the benefits of the practice . I encourage an inclusive, non competitive attitude, modifying the sequences and asanas to suit the individual needs or level of the student
I came to a consistent Yoga practice in mid-2008 after two years of reconstructive surgery following a skydiving accident (which shattered many bones in both my feet). Yoga has been a key factor in my rehabilitation. I completed my teacher training with Jim Harrington (Karma Calmer) in 2011, and a mini-Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman in 2012.
I aim at creating a welcoming teaching environment that is inclusive and fulfilling for both beginner students and intermediate practitioners by giving students basic and advanced options to many poses. Practitioners can expect an opportunity to raise their heart rate and gain strength and flexibility (arm balances and preparation for handstand are regularly included in my sequences). I encourage students to listen to and be true to their needs on any given day.
Beyond the physical I find Yoga helps me become more grounded and centered. I am continuously reminded that practicing yoga enables me to connect to the best version of myself. I love facilitating and teaching and I love yoga - so teaching yoga is both a joy and a pleasure. I enjoy sharing the practice with eager yogis and yoginis. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat!
Jill took her first yoga class in 2005 and was instantly hooked. Always having enjoyed the physicality of sports as well as spiritual and religious philosophy, yoga strongly resonates with her as it challenges the body, mind and spirit together in one practice. In 2009 Jill became a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and has been teaching ever since. Before moving to Cape Town, Jill taught at Jivamukti Yoga Charleston in South Carolina, USA. She is also a professional violist and freelances in Cape Town, performing regularly with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Music plays an important role in Jill’s classes, and deep listening through asana and chanting gives the student a direct experience of the vibrating energy that connects all of life. Her classes are uplifting and challenging both physically and mentally, with an emphasis on cultivating compassion for all beings. Enlightenment is always the goal. Jill is forever humbled and grateful for her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life for being ambassadors of peace around the world, Andrea Boyd for setting a perfect example, and Mark Jackobs for being a constant inspiration. Jill lives in Observatory with her husband, Adam, and two dogs, Bean and Biscuit.
Zane began practicing yoga in 2007, initially merely as a form of exercise and with the intent of gaining flexibility. Rapidly realizing there was so much more to the practice of yoga he began practicing at various studios throughout Cape Town seeking to deepen his understanding. Always seeking new adventures and experiences Zane enjoys rock climbing and practicing Tai Chi. He is fascinated by the complementary aspects of these disciplines: body awareness, controlled breathing and flow of energy all being key.
Captivated by the subtle shifts in body and mind through a regular practice and a desire to discover more, he completed a Yoga Alliance 200hr Vinyasa teacher training at The Shala in 2012.
Zane approaches yoga with a playful nature and brings a contagious enthusiasm to his classes encouraging students to live 'in the now', maintain a presence of mind and make the practice their own. He enjoys guiding a well-rounded and strong class set to 'vibey' music.
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