Wednesday, June 24, 2015


 On Saturday I did SUP Yoga. It was at the What - Sup - Fitness Studio in Hout Bay.

I loved it! It was so much fun. I didn't get bored once. You are so focused on staying on the board, each yoga pose works your core strength each and every second. The studio is owned by Kim Krapf, and the lesson was given by Carey-Anne, who is a wonderful yoga teacher. It's almost like hot yoga, because the pool is heated, and the room is warm. The music Carey plays is wonderful, creating an atmospheric environment.

Do it if you want to: get a better workout

Since the platform is unstable, you have to engage your core more for better balance.. "Your whole midsection will have to work to keep you balanced and afloat. You have to work harder and focus more on the water."

It will refine your technique. You'll be more in tune with your poses, according to Namaste Yoga. 'For example, during downward dog, if you have more weight on one side, your board will let you know.' 

It's more calming.The sensation of floating helps to alleviate the heaviness that life sometimes throws on our shoulders.

It's fun. It's well-known that novelty is important in exercise regimens in order to stay motivated and happy. According to the National Institute of Health, 'Mixing it up' also helps to reduce boredom and cut your risk of injury.' There are many types of yoga but it's still easy to fall into a rut. Trying paddleboard yoga will keep you on your toes.

Winter Solstice

This weekend it was our winter solstice in Cape Town. Rain has come to visit, we are receiving lashings of it! I spent the weekend doing Yoga, unplanned, it just landed up that way.  

Friday was a sound journey with Maya Haripal and Chris Tokalon. It was beautiful. It was done at the studio Yoga Within in Noordhoek. I sat next to a woman who sang such good harmonies I nearly cried.

It's amazing how you can be transported into spirit, feeling with music. This is the direction I would like to take my music, to sound journey'ing, and healing with sound. Let's see what the next advenure holds..

The Wild Women Festival

I wanted to tell you about the Wild Women Festival I attended last week. It was held on the stormy shores of Soetwater, Kommetjie. It was a whole weekend of heart-soul festivities. I was invited to attend by Quicket, and blog for them, and it was just what my soul needed. There's so much to immerse yourself in, you are welcome to do as you please - whatever takes your interest. There are no pressures.

Here is a list of some of the things I did:  
Art, Movement Medicine, Shakti Yoga, Clay Throwing, Medicine Walk, Drumming, Meditation, Red Tent, and Massage. I have written about these topics before. It is such a personal experience and really about doing whatever is right for you.

What I enjoyed most was connecting with other woman and teachers I had not yet met before. It is a safe and comfortable space with no judgement. You will learn about things relevant to you, and you will remember things that you had forgotten long ago.

I recommend it to woman of all ages.

'As I lay in the grass listening to my soul I was reminded of all the things I needed to hear, and gently let go of the things I did not need anymore.' I listened and learned - many things about myself.

You can get information from their web page here -
And more about the facilitators here -!gallery/c24vq

A journey with self.