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Hatha Yoga Intro Workshop with Saraswati Nagpal – Saturday, 23rd May

  • Understand basic postures
 with detailed cues
  • Find your alignment for your body in each posture
  • Feel the importance of breathing in yoga
  • Let go with a guided deep yogic relaxation

Saraswati teaches a gentle, non-athletic form of yoga with emphasis on accepting and meeting the body where it is. It is a meditative style of moving which bring a quiet stillness to the mind and body, allowing you to go deep within physically and attention-ally.

 Her movement experiences are unique and refreshingly authentic!

Saraswati embraces a traditional Indian self-practice, which includes meditation, mantra, and yoga asanas that has been part of her life from a very early age. She teaches two weekday classes at the studio on Mondays and Thursdays at 9.15am.

Date: Saturday, 23rd May
Time: 11am –1pm
Cost: R250
Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

Ideal for beginners, this is also a great opportunity to experience and intro to the style of her Yoga classes at the studio.


Spirit of the Five Sensations Playshop – Saturday, 6th June

With Shelley Angélil …. an opportunity to dive deeper into the essence of the Five Sensations sensed in Nia: Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability.  These Sensations, when fully sensed in their “spirit” or essence, and cultivated in all their subtlety, will allow you to nurture all round functional fitness in a way never experienced before.

This playshop explores each sensation in both free form and through structured movement, allowing you to:

  • deepen your relationship to each
  • feel and sense each come alive in a new way
  • take this new sense of the sensations into your Nia classes and your life

Shelley is passionate about movement, dance and music and sharing this with everybody! She constantly dives deeper into the work and it’s practice, bringing that knowledge and commitment to all her classes and playshop experiences. Shelley is a Nia Black Belt with over 10 years teaching experience.

Date: Saturday, 6 June * NEW DATE
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: R250 *early bird special of R220 if you pay by the 30th May
Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

*This playshop is perfect for Nia teachers, students, and those with no Nia movement experience.

Open Week at the Studio = Mon 20th – Sun 26th,April

This is your opportunity to introduce as many friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and more to Nia classes and the studio!

From Monday 20th – Sunday 26th April, all Nia and Yoga classes will be FREE for all first time to class/studio people – PLUS if you have not been to back to class this year yet you can choose to kickstart your way back to class with a FREE class in this week too!!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Spread the word ….lets get everyone moving and feeling great!

Intro to Sacred Chanting Workshop – Sat, 25th April

A relaxing and rejuvenating 
SACRED CHANTING INTRO WORKSHOP, with Saraswati Nagpal to a simple yet powerful art of using sound and vibrations to heal the body and calm the mind.

Chanting is the simple but powerful art of using sound to create positive vibrations that heal the body and calm the mind.
Quantum physics breaks down all of matter to the level of vibration – waves of energy. Chanting uses sound waves to gently bring the mind to a state of meditative awareness, free from the worries of the past or the stress of the future. It is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

The workshop begins with a simple and gentle, restorative yoga (Hatha), to open the body and deepen the breath, then flows into the introduction to the simple but powerful Sanskrit chants, their authentic pronunciation, meaning and intonation. You will learn to use your voice to move awareness through the body. A guided deep relaxation ending, uses sound to release stress from the body, and rest in stillness.

Date: Saturday, 25th April
Time: 11am – 1.00pm
Cost: R200 (R150 for resits – if you have attended the previous two workshops at the studio and would like to attend again)
Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

**No prior chanting or singing experience is needed  – this workshop is open to everybody to step into something new!

Saraswati Nagpal
Saraswati has been chanting since early childhood and has sung for audiences in India and around the world, as well as recorded albums of chants and songs with her brother, Sai. An author, educator, Indian Classical dancer and yoga teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in various fields, she has recently moved to Cape Town from India.

Her voice is often described as pure, soothing and uplifting – and having led meditative chanting sessions in two classes already we can fully attest to that!