A previous and repetitive neck injury sustained from dancing and then subsequent double back fusion surgery, led Melissa to Pilates to strengthen both her back and neck. The results and subsequent interest in the Pilates Method led to a teacher training in London. After relocating to Cape Town in 2001 Melissa opened a studio in Constantia, teaching private and group classes. She also began to practice Yoga and gained her Yoga Teachers Alliance Certificate with Jim Harrington. Combining elements of both Yoga and Pilates has become essential to Melissa’s own personal practice and for her teaching. Yogaway Yoga & Pilates Studio was born in 2007 from this desire. Melissa believes the strong core work from Pilates and the lengthening and stretching from Yoga is the foundation for a completely rounded training for the body. With this intention of understanding the individual body, Melissa hopes to create at Yogaway a place for you to re-connect and heal.
Music and play are central to Lara’s practice and her teachings. She has trained in the styles of Vinyasa, Forrest & Iyengar and thus creates a playful combination of movement and breath for the intermediate or advanced yogi. She has a strength in her softness that resonates through her practice and teachings. The connection lara has to life is amplified through her Yoga teachings of exploring the heart, mind and soul connection through moving meditation, movement and laughter.
With a background in classical dance and a BSc in Human Bioscience, Zoë understands the physiology behind movement and the psychology involved with finding time for oneself on the mat. Many years of practice has lead her to believe that yoga brings balance to life. Focusing on breath while building strength in the body brings presence and calm to the mind; essential to carry us through the highly stressful and busy lives we live today. In 2016, she completed her 200H Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in Rishikesh, India, creating a foundation for teaching to advance her everyday practice and provide an ability to share her knowledge through teaching other yoga practitioners.
Having practiced and taught Pre & Post Natal through three of her own pregnancies, Harriet is the founder and primary teacher for Bloom Yoga. She teaches at various studios in Capetown and at Yogaway once a week. Please contact her directly on +27 (78) 107-5070 to be added to Harriet’s groups.
Sarah will be offering Soulful Wellness private and group classes in 2023. Apply yoga philosophy to help navigate life, live in rhythm with nature and balance the internal and external worlds. Learn to apply all the limbs of yoga and build a daily practice that serves you.
Britt is a 300-hour registered yoga teacher who enjoys teaching the foundations of yoga to beginner students, She also enjoys vinyasa-style flow connecting movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body.
I’ve found a sense of freedom in yoga–mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It has given me the space to show up as my wholehearted and authentic self.
Sharing this practice with others fills me with gratitude. I hope to meet you on your mat soon.