Sivananda School of Yoga
Sivananda School of Yoga in Parkview was established in 1956 and is associated with the Divine Life Society of India. The studio is set in lush gardens and offers Hatha Yoga classes as well as meditation and satsang (yogi meetings). Inspired by Swami Sivananda, the studio teaches pure yoga adhering to the Hindu tradition.
Ashtanga Yoga is a method that combines coordinated breathing with different postures and was first taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1915. The Ashtanga Yoga studio hosts many events and workshops in which experts cover all the different elements of this style of yoga. This is the perfect studio for beginners as students practice at their own pace in a supportive and relaxed environment.
The Art of Movement
The Art of Movement is a dance, yoga and fitness studio in Randburg that offers different styles of yoga. Classes are kept small so that each student receives the necessary attention and teachings, including everything from ancient theory to Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Surya Namasakara (Sun salutations).
Balance is a tranquil studio in Edenvale and focuses on creating a harmonious space for each client. Apart from yoga classes, the studio also offers shock-wave therapy, dry needling, chiropractic services, massages and reflexology.
Hotpod Yoga launched in 2015 in South Africa and classes are literally hosted in a “pod”, which is basically a large, blow-up room. The “pod” is big enough for 20 people and is heated to 37 degrees, so remember a towel and your water bottle.
Harmony House offers meditation, Pilates and yoga classes for beginners, advanced yogis and everyone in between. And if you’re after a complete relaxation session simply book one of the many massage or beauty treatments or, even better, a three-day retreat – perfect for getting off the grid.
Established in 2006, Living Yoga has become one of the most popular studios in the area. The Jivamukti method of yoga practice is applied and the studio often hosts workshops for students, teachers or those wanting to learn more. The fact that Living Yoga is also the only Jivamukti Yoga Affiliate Studio in South Africa differentiates it from the rest.
Yoga Experience opened in 2003 and has, since then, grown into a large establishment offering teachings on various yoga styles. From kiddie’s yoga to Bikram, Hot Flow and pregnancy yoga, there’s something for every kind of yogi. Their workshops, retreats and events have become increasingly popular and includes markets and trips to amazing countries like Mozambique.
ISHTA School of Yoga and Health
ISHTA School of Yoga and Health offers a comprehensive range of yoga styles and methods for all ages and fitness levels. “Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda” yoga (ISHTA yoga), established in the 1960s in South Africa and focuses on each students’ individual needs when practicing yoga. The styles of yoga practiced at the studio include Ashtanga, Kundalini, integral yoga, yogalates, preggie yoga, children and teen yoga – to name only a few.
The Studio at Reiki Gauteng
Reiki Gauteng yoga studio also teaches ISHTA Yoga, which is essentially about self-transformation. As such, beginners and practiced yogis will experience the strengthening of not only their bodies, but also their minds. As part of the ISHTA principles they follow a personalised method of teaching, so each individual experiences the class in a unique manner.
Yoga Warrior teachers guide students through each step of becoming a skilled yogi, and from the Fundamental Flow classes students will progress until they are strong and confident. Students will also gain knowledge on the basics of yoga to ensure they fully understand the practice.