Yoga

 

Yoga is not simply an exercise in stretching, it is a philosophy of life that teaches the individual how to achieve a calm mind.  The therapeutic effects can benefit anyone, regardless of age, beliefs, disposition and physical capabilities with positive and remarkable results.

 

In todays hectic world with the ever-increasing pace of modern life and varied demands, yoga acts as a relaxing balm, counterbalancing frantic lifestyle by quietening the mind and allowing individuals to slow down and savour  and live in the present moment.

 

The Heart of Yoga Mission Statements

To overcome the limitations of the body.  To teach that the goal of every individual’s life is to take the inner journey to the soul  B.K.S. Iyengar

 

Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise.  – Swami Sivananda

 

Be the Change you wish to see in the World. –  Mahatma Ghandi

 

The Teachers

 

Lisa Heath

In 2006, Lisa completed a 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Practical Philosophy Course with  Kerry Weavind , founder  of The Haum of Yoga. She then opened The Heart of Yoga Studio, at her home premises in Fairland, Johannesburg.  In 2011, Lisa completed a 200hr Sivananda Yoga Siromani Teacher Training course in France.

This training has deepened Lisa’s passion & joy for yoga asana and her respect for the profound and beautiful teachings of Masters Swami Sivananda and his disciple,  Swami Vishnu-Devananda, world-renowned sages and Jivanmuktas.

To serve all, to love all, to mix with all and to see God in all beings.

were the ideals  taught by Swami Sivananda and the True World Order founded by Swami Vishnu- Devananda ,  aimed at promoting world peace and understanding.

Lisa continues to always stay inspired with the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga by continuing her studies of Yoga philosophy and attending regular workshops and training.

Other qualifications include Practitioner of The Journey, by Brandon Bays;  Tibetan Heart Yoga Teacher Training with the Asian Classics Institute, Series 1 and 2;  Yoga 4 Kids Teacher Training, with Suzanne Manson, Module 1;  Meditation with Mark Josef; Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Workshop with Jim Harrington; Qigong – an ancient Chinese method for self healing and self development.

Lisa is Registered with the International Yoga Alliance and a Member of  Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa.

The Heart of Yoga is a very special community. Lisa says “My commitment is to teaching small classes of not more than 8 students per class.  This allows me to build relationships with every student, adapting my teachings to meet with their own personal, emotional, physical and psychological needs.”

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