In March and April 2012, Carri joined South Africa Yoga for retreats in the Eastern Free State. Here, she shares some reflections from her experience. In reflecting on my time spent in South Africa one theme repeatedly continues to arise: that I am drawn to Africa and can’t believe it took me 40 years to [...]
In short, YES! Many people think a Yoga retreat is only for the seasoned Yogi, but even a complete beginner would appreciate the unique experience of retreat week or short break. While the Yoga at South Africa Yoga is indeed world-class, it’s the amalgamation of the Yoga, the fresh nourishing meals prepared just for you, [...]
We’ve all heard about the benefits that Yoga can bring to one’s life, but when first beginning a practice it can be confusing to understand the many different styles of Yoga that have become popular today. To help you decide what style is best for you, we have put together a brief and simple description [...]
The SAY team have started developing a timeline of important dates in the history of Yoga in South Africa. We would welcome any input for improving it! Please email SAY at email@example.com with feedback and suggestions. Click on the timeline to enlarge the image.
Carri Uranga, SAY 2012 Instructor, on why staying flexible is important, at any age! Often as people age they begin to slow down. They are tired, achy and claim they are just too old to move like they used to. While playing hockey or soccer may not be the answer, it’s important to keep moving, [...]
While Yoga is many things to different people and the discussion could take much more space than we have here, in simple terms the word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning to bind, join or union, as in the joining of mind, body, and spirit to God. Yoga is a system of Indian [...]
In the first of a regular series of guest posts, our 2012 retreat programme yoga instructor, Carri Uranga, gives us her top 5 reasons to practice yoga. Take it away Carri! “With today’s busy lifestyles it’s no wonder our society has seen a rise in the amount of people practicing Yoga. Some say it’s just [...]