Our Studio


Our studio is spacious enough for small groups of up to 8 students per class.


The studio is located in Little Falls and surrounded by large indigenous trees. The studio is adjacent to the Little Falls Ridge, and the calm environment is ideal for a yoga practice. Guineafowl and bird song often adds to the sounds around the studio.




Who is Karien?


Karien's foundation is an alignment (Iyengar) based Hatha yoga. Karien believes that Hatha yoga, even if we flow between poses, teaches us discipline and mindful presence in our bodies.


Karien also teaches Restorative and Yin Yoga.These two quieter yoga styles are a juxtaposition to the stronger Iyengar-based Hatha Yoga. The slower, gentler styles of yoga are ideal for athletes, body builders all other sports-men and women by stretching and lengthening shortened and tight muscles.


Karien started practicing yoga 20 years ago and fell in love with the discpline and mind-body connection that yoga offered. She started her practice under Jeanne Asheton-Smith of the Young Yoga Institute that offers alignment based, Iyengar style yoga. 

Karien wanted to deepen her understanding of yoga philosophy and her love for anatomy and went on to complete her 200 hour Yoga Teachers’ Training Certificate under Geraldine Anderson and Tracy Roering from Yoga Mantra during 2017.  

During teacher's training, Karien experienced a range of yoga styles and her love for Yin Yoga was born. She completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training under Regina Kerschbaumber from Yinstitue / Yoga Orchid in 2019.


Karien also qualified to teach Breathwork, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, yoga during pregnancy, Chair Yoga and is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Nidra and Meditation teacher.


Karien is a full member of the Yoga Teacher's Fellowship, South Africa.  


She continues to grow her knowledge by completing short courses on anatomy, yoga therapy, restorative yoga, meridian theory, and more. Karien also completed the 2021 yoga teachers' training course offered by Virgin Active South Africa, to align the yoga styles that are offered at the clubs.

Karien's Qualifications