May this year bring Hope, Legacy and Abundance.
Our classes are crafted and small, curated by lovers of the practice. While Yoga spaces are not open to the public yet, we have live classes via Zoom, as well as a variety of shorter prerecorded classes on offer too. While online classes may not be ideal, we find they are able to provide some sense of connection and community. Even online, one of our core values here at PPY is community, Yoga is about union. We can get through all of this craziness, TOGETHER.
You can also visit our YouTube channel for free Yin classes and an occasional extra.
Who are our Classes for?
We offer group and private Zoom classes for adults and children and only private Zoom classes for pregnant women at the moment.
All levels welcome, Yoga meets you where you are at. If you are new to Yoga stick to the Hatha classes with Stella or Nelet until you feel a bit more confident. Denton's classes are also very detailed, so helpful if you are finding your way around your body and your practice. Regular or intermediate to advanced practitioners try Stella and Lucia's Vinyasa classes. Please check out our schedule to find out more!
Yoga is medicine for the body, mind and soul. Come and experience Yoga as Peace, Power, Freedom and Grace.
We make use of a combination of traditional Hatha and Ashtanga asanas (postures), organic movement, meditation, as well as pranayama (controlled breathing) and chanting or singing (because it's fun). Classes on the schedule include, Hatha and Vinyasa, as well as Yin and Restorative for balance and rest. Yoga is more than your body, because you are more than your body.
When you Hear the Word ‘Yoga’,
What Comes to Mind?
At Pure Peace Yoga, we believe our bodies are holy vessels and our minds are sacred space. There is ancient wisdom in our bones and deep wells of compassion in our hearts. Yoga can help you remember them. Yoga is an ancient Indian culture that dates back more than 5000 years. The word “Yoga” came from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate.” Yoga is about the union of a person’s own consciousness (spirit/soul) and the universal consciousness (God, the Universe, the Universal Field, Holy Spirit, Allah etc... you see where I'm going with this? ).
As a child, I felt at home, safe, even comfortable in my body but as my teenage years set in, that began to change. Many of us struggle with self-worth issues, body dis-morphia or plain old stress and anxiety. Perhaps you relate. It took me many, many many, years to even begin to come home to myself and learn some skills to manage anxiety and stress. It was Yogic practices that were the key to unlocking some doors and locking others (I'm talking about some boundary setting here...)
Ancient Yogis believed that in order for man to be in harmony with himself and his environment, he had to integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit. For these three to be integrated, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in balance. Yoga is the practice of achieving and maintaining this balance. Yoga has three components. Breath, (pranayama), poses or postures (asana) and meditation (prayer). Traditional Yoga finds it’s roots in the Yoga Sutras (texts) of Patanjali, however, Patanjali was not the founder of Yoga, but one of the main expounders of it over the years, writing a great body of text on Yoga traditions, purposes and benefits.
Practicing yoga brings the content of our beings to the surface so we can see it. Inside the muscles, we hold the memories of every emotion we’ve ever experienced: sadness, fear, anger, etc. Through the asanas, we can tap into these memories and process our pasts, without having to re-live any trauma. Yoga is a wonderful support to any therapy or counseling you may already be undergoing. Many doctors in the modern world are prescribing it for many things, including as an immune and respiratory support in the crazy times we are living in. We have never needed movement, mindfulness and breath more than we do right now.
You can be a safe place for yourself and you can be a safe place for others. See you on the mat, online.
Pure Peace Yoga
70 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 76 813 2825