This blog is a space to share our stories as individuals, and as an education center. It’s a place to inform, include, and engage our ‘people’ in what we’re currently offering.
Our story as an organization is a long one (over 18 years long!) in which Bryan and Renee (the Directors) will share their personal stories and the creation of The Source.
Simply put, our studio is hidden gem. Our spectacular space is just off Old Kendal Road, with a large private parking area, and surrounded by greenery. We have city wildlife that comes to visit every day including squirrels, rabbits, guinea fowl, geese, a falcon and and owl. It’s a serene and rejuvenating piece of nature in the heart of Constantia.
Our Yoga attracts those that are looking for ‘authentic’ teachers and connections. We offer nurturing space, removed from the shopping malls, and away from the crowded classes and ‘sausage factory’ studios. With this in mind, our classes and teachers that are accessible to both newcomers and experienced Yogis.
Our Yoga philosophy leans towards the inner work along with the physical postures, hence our intention of “living your best life”. Knowing oneself and loving oneself is an active and integral component of this intention. In easy terms, we understand the most essential point in anyone’s transformational journey is the moment when we realize that we need to ‘stop, turn, and face ourselves’ completely. We are delighted to teach people that there are processes (tried and true tools) which allow us to accept our own, and others’, humanness. We learn to release ourselves from judgments and can adopt practices of making Growth Choices versus Fear Choices.
Transformational offerings appear in our weekly events, Yoga Teacher Training, and short workshops. Mindful Monday (our regular weekly event) has been running for over 3 years now, from 730pm to 9pm, and is by donation. MM carries a theme over four weeks, with a panel of different leaders each week to give a greater perspective. MM starts with a meditation, a chant (usually an ohm), and a group dialogue on the current topic. Mindful Mondays are designed for beginners and masters alike, where all can participate with interest and value. Short workshops vary from arm balances to Samkhya Yoga (how each individual creates their own reality) to mantras to meditation. These are all posted on our FB events page for you to check out. And throughout the year, we offer YTT (registered with Yoga Alliance) in Cape Town, Pretoria, Windhoek, and Malawi. These 200-hour courses are either intensive or part-time and are designed to align you more and more with who you truly are.
So what is the difference that IS The Source? It’s the nature and the animals… the high level of teaching… the inner work… that we are surrounded with really good, authentic people… the serenity of our studio space… and the overall intention of everyone ‘living their best life’. This difference is illuminated when it all comes together and that we are one of our ‘peoples’ favorite places to go!