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US

Yoga & Wellness Experience

WHO WE ARE

African Yogi is a boutique yoga and wellness travel consultancy – bringing you the very best tailor-made yoga experiences in South Africa, from our hand picked yoga portfolio of providers. We create “Oh wow” moments for both yogis and non-yogis. Enjoy the best yoga experiences and adventures through carefully crafted itineraries, while striking a balance between culture packed, healthy, energetic adventures with world class yoga teachers. Let us take you off the beaten track, immerse you in the local culture and guide you through memorable experiences.

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About us African Yogi, African Yogi
Find adventure, find yourself

Your Tour Manager will be a Yoga Teacher that will ensure you remain balanced and focussed while discovering the unique South African experiences you embark upon. Join one of our group departures or allow us to design a unique itinerary best suited to your personal needs.

In the famous movie, Dead Poet Society quote; John Keating gets on the desk, “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” A refreshed perspective result in mind and body reinvigoration. You become inspired and inspiration leads to action. Africa is the perfect ‘table’ to stand on, offering wildlife, diversity, natural beauty and adventure. Being the most central continent, Africa is surely the place to find your balance.

African Yogi brings all of this together in one experience, Standing on the table. Looking outward at new landscapes, new possibilities. Looking inward, new inspiration. We take care of it all while you sit in Lotus, inhale ingenuity and exhale restraint. Just breathe and we’ll take care of the magic.

About us African Yogi, African Yogi

Find adventure, find yourself

Your Tour Manager will be a Yoga Teacher that will ensure you remain balanced and focussed while discovering the unique South African experiences you embark upon. Join one of our group departures or allow us to design a unique itinerary best suited to your personal needs.

In the famous movie, Dead Poet Society quote; John Keating gets on the desk, “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” A refreshed perspective result in mind and body reinvigoration. You become inspired and inspiration leads to action. Africa is the perfect ‘table’ to stand on, offering wildlife, diversity, natural beauty and adventure. Being the most central continent, Africa is surely the place to find your balance.

African Yogi brings all of this together in one experience: Standing on the table. Looking outward at new landscapes – new possibilities. Looking inward – new inspiration. We take care of it all while you sit in Lotus, inhale ingenuity and exhale restraint. Just breathe and we’ll take care of the magic.

The African Yogi team has an intimate knowledge of South Africa. We are yoga teachers and travellers. We know the country like the back of our hands, so you get to see and experience the very best in terms of attractions, culture and beauty. 

Simply tell your African Yogi dream makers what you would like to do and when you would like to go. You’ll have yourself a hassle-free tour, organised faster than you can say hippopotamus!

A new perspective

The Swahili word safari means journey, or to travel. A safari in Africa provides the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, as well as to journey into oneself and be reminded of the magnificence and vulnerability of nature.

 Our culture-packed and energetic adventures set against the stunning backdrop of the diverse  African landscapes, will re-energize, re group and inspire the mind, body and soul through new perspectives.  Be it a group exploration or solo adventure, the African Yogi team, both travellers and yoga teachers themselves, will ensure you have the perfect vantage point during your holiday to discover new possibilities.

Just Breathe

The African Yogi  team strives to realise your dream adventure. Simply share your expectations and needs, then breathe deeply, relax and know that all will be arranged for you and your unique adventure. Either join one of our group departures or allow us to design an exclusive personal itinerary.

About us African Yogi, African Yogi

A new perspective

The Swahili word safari means journey, or to travel, and a safari in Africa provides the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, as well as to journey into oneself and be reminded of the magnificence and vulnerability of nature.

 Our culture-packed and energetic adventures set against the stunning backdrop of the diverse  African landscapes, will re-energize, re group and inspire the mind, body and soul through new perspectives.  Be it a group exploration or solo adventure, the African Yogi team, both travellers and yoga teachers themselves, will ensure you have the perfect vantage point during your holiday to discover new possibilities.

Just Breathe

The African Yogi  team strives to realise your dream adventure. Simply share your expectations and needs, then breathe deeply, relax and know that all will be arranged for you and your unique adventure. Either join one of our group departures or allow us to design an exclusive personal itinerary.

WHY AFRICA

Kwame Nkrumah — ‘I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.’

Africa is a vast and highly diverse continent full of fascinating cultures that coexists, dramatic scenery and extraordinary animals.  Africa offers some of the most amazing travel experiences in the world. 

Africa’s wide range of destinations means a multitude of different holiday experiences in both East Africa and Southern Africa.  Some of the most popular include Big 5 Safari’s,  the world’s oldest Desert as well as beach destinations and the cosmopolitan ‘world-in-one-city’ experiences in Cape Town.

OUR TEAM

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MEET MARIANNE

Marianne is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher with an Intermediate Junior Level 2 certification from the institute in Pune, India and 20 years of practice on the mat.  For her, Yoga is a continuous journey of humble learnings and delightful surprises. This steeps her approach to teaching with compassion as she guides her students towards fulfilling a vision of a joyous and peaceful life. 

Marianne is also a passionate traveller. She quenches her curious spirit by doing yoga all over the world and fully immersing herself in local cultures and cuisines, be it the delicious dhals of India or a cheese-fest on a walking circumnavigation of Mont Blanc. 

When she’s not standing on her head, you’ll find her in a sprawling garden surrounded by the animals and plants she nurtures. You might alternatively find her in the kitchen sharing a lifelong passion for food made with love; a skill honed through working in the food industry. Before becoming a full-time yoga teacher Marianne and her daughter Anya, shared their love of food with others in a welcoming restaurant situated in Hermanus appropriately called Anya’s Mum. Here they offered food as nourishment for mind, body and soul.

Marianne is also a qualified reflexologist and a wine connoisseur.  “Never stop being curious,” is her motto. She believes that life should be lived to its fullest, infused with gratitude and compassion.

About us African Yogi, African Yogi

MEET MARIANNE

Marianne is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher with an Intermediate Junior Level 2 certification from the institute in Pune, India and 20 years of practice on the mat.  For her, Yoga is a continuous journey of humble learnings and delightful surprises. This steeps her approach to teaching with compassion as she guides her students towards fulfilling a vision of a joyous and peaceful life. 

Marianne is also a passionate traveller. She quenches her curious spirit by doing yoga all over the world and fully immersing herself in local cultures and cuisines, be it the delicious dals of India or a cheese-fest on a walking circumnavigation of Mont Blanc. 

When not standing on her head, you’ll find her in a sprawling garden surrounded by the animals and plants she nurtures. You might alternatively find her in the kitchen sharing a lifelong passion for food made with love; a skill honed through working in the food industry.   Before becoming a full-time yoga teacher Marianne and her daughter Anya, shared their love of food with others in a welcoming restaurant in Hermanus appropriately called Anya’s Mum. Here they offered food as nourishment for mind, body and soul.

Marianne is also a qualified reflexologist and a wine connoisseur.  “Never stop being curious,” is her motto. She believes that life should be lived to its fullest, infused with gratitude and compassion.

MEET CHARMAINE

Charmaine is a highly respected member of the tourism industry.  She has travelled extensively and her bold spirit has introduced her to many exciting adventures. But more significantly, she has forged personal connections that span across numerous countries and continents. Charmaine is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of international visitors both in terms of expectations, places of interest and tourist experiences.

As a qualified business coach, she has mentored many small business-owners and served on numerous tourism organisations.  At home she is a mom to three boys and spends much of her free time exploring nature from her off-the-grid rural family home.

Her love for yoga has led her to qualify as a Hatha Yoga Teacher. She did her training in Rishikesh in India, the birthplace of yoga. Spending time at the foothills of the Himalayas along the sacred Ganges river, allowed her to get a better understanding of the philosophy of yoga beyond just being a practitioner. She currently shares her skills as a yoga teacher and coordinates numerous yoga retreats and workshops throughout the contry.

 

About us African Yogi, African Yogi
About us African Yogi, African Yogi

Meet Charmaine

 

Charmaine is a highly respected member of the tourism industry.  She has travelled extensively and her bold spirit has introduced her to many exciting adventures. But more significantly, she has forged personal connections that span numerous countries and continents. Charmaine is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of international visitors both in terms of expectations, places of interest and tourist experiences.

As a qualified business coach, she has mentored many small business-owners and served on numerous tourism organisations.  At home she is a mom to three boys and spends much of her free time exploring nature from her off-the-grid rural family home.

Her love for yoga has led her to qualify as a Hatha Yoga Teacher. She did her training in Rishikesh in India, the birthplace of yoga. Spending time at the foothills of the Himalayas along the sacred Ganges river, allowed her to get a better understanding of the philosophy of yoga beyond just being a practitioner. She currently shares her skills as a yoga teacher and a coordinator of numerous yoga retreats and workshops.