Yoga for Runners

4 weeks to a new improved you.

Over the workshop you will learn:

The correct breathing techniques.

It will help release tight hamstrings, ITB, quads, and hip flexors, muscle fatigue, open your upper body, prevent shin splints and plantar fasciitis, and much more to make you a better runner.

These restorative classes will take place Friday’s 5:30pm in preparation for your Saturday morning run.

Start date 1 February 2019

The 4 classes will take place

FRI 1 FEB @5:30pm

FRI 8 FEB @5:30pm

FRI 15 FEB @5:30pm

FRI 22 FEB @5:30pm


The studio on Oxford street, parking and entrance at Serendipity in the evening, image below.

Morning entrance through “soet” or “arabesque”.



R590 per person (full workshop) or R1050 for two (full workshop).
email: or Whatsapp to BOOK: 0712887102

Some benefits of YOGA:

“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”

Some Physical benefits of yoga include:

• Increased flexibility

• Increased muscle strength and tone

• Improved respiration, energy and vitality

• Maintaining a balanced metabolism

• Weight reduction

• Cardio and circulatory Health

• Improved athletic performance

• Protection from injury

What some regular yogis say:

Susan Blake:

“Roxy is an amazing teacher, her class was fun, high-paced and relaxing all in one. Def built up a sweat and had a great workout. Will be back, thank you for the great energy”

Robyn Laurie:

“It’s simply addictive – Roxy’s one on one attention & friendly nature coupled with the heated class and great music make it a class worth returning to.”

Mia Greeff:

“This studio and atmosphere gave me a new born love for Yoga! Roxy is an amazing instructor and her love of Yoga really shows in her classes! 10/10 for my personal favourite Yoga spot in CT!”

Domonique May:

“What a treat… what a pleasure. I’ve been loving my new journey with YOGA and what a wonderful teacher Roxy is..Thank you. Namaste“

Juandre Daniel
“So here I am at the very first Yoga class of my life. Super nervous and thinking to myself what have I gotten myself into….”I am not flexible and everybody is going to see this.” I love getting a proper gym session – grid and boot camp classes. How will a relaxing Yoga class help to get rid of stress? Was I in for a surprise. It is perfect for beginners and those who do Yoga on a regular basis. The techniques are carefully shown and explained. You stretch until you feel you can’t anymore. This is a place to go to where no one will judge you!!!!!! I was so relaxed after the very first class. Going back for more…….”


It takes 21 Days to form a new habit, why not start the YEAR with a 21 DAY YOGA challenge?

That is 21 Days of Yoga over January starting 14 January.

Challenge yourself and set an intention for 21 days, reprogramming your subconscious mind.
Names will go on the board to help motivate each other and to stay accountable.

21 day yoga



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Roxy Louw and Sam Barton presents 
South Africa’s Medicinal Cannabis & Yoga Weekend Retreat.

Join us on a breathtakingly beautiful farm situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam (the third oldest town in South Africa) in a lush green valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain.
The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning views of the mountain, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a serene spring-fed lake, and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm.
The farm has ownership rights to a few thousand hectares of pristine mountain ground with trails through indigenous forest and fynbos to magical mountain valleys, waterfalls and rock pools.

Marlien Wright will be our private chef for the weekend.

Marlien Wright is a nutrition coach that specializes in digestive, and gut health. She is the author of two cookbooks; The Yoga Kitchen  & The Mandala Kitchen, both celebrating recipes for radiant health.

Yoga and Cannabis.

Learn how to infuse Cannabis into your yoga practice with Roxy Louw.
Understand the basics and benefits of Cannabis with Sam Barton.

This is a private event in a private place.
Ages 21+.
Cannabis not for sale.
All cannabis must be consumed on site. 

Attendees are invited to bring their personal supply of cannabis to enjoy in a safe and private space.

Dates: 7-9 June

Venue: Swellendam


Early Bird until 31 March

R3850 p/p sharing or R4350 single occupancy.


R4350 p/p sharing or R4850 single

This includes:

  • 2 night accommodation
  • Healthy meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Yoga classes (ALL LEVELS)
  • Snacks
  • Drinking Water
  • Coffee/tea

Just bring your mat!

Transport not included, do ask about share ride.

Additional options (for extra fee):

  • Private Yoga Session
  • Photography Session
  • Massage
  • Aiport pickup and Dropoff



  • Arrivals
  • Cannabis and Your Body Talk
  • Opening Meditation
  • Dinner


  • Introduction to Cannabis Infused Yoga
  • Morning Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Time in Nature
  • Cannabis infused yoga
  • Dinner


  • Morning Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Departures


Deposit: R900

Full amount must be paid before the early bird ends or 31 May for the regular price option. (This is non refundable)


Early Bird:

Per person sharing with a friend or a stranger:

Single Occupancy:


Payment options available.



“I think it is one of the most idyllic places I have yet discovered… it is a piece of paradise right in our back yard.”

“Perfect where the road ends… Owner Dion Wright has ticked all the right boxes when it comes to creating my perfect country escape…”

Corporate yoga events

Corporate Yoga is the perfect break away from the everyday work load and stress in the work space while looking after the wellness of your staff.

These sessions boosts the teams spirit, creates focus and balance and is a fun way to build team unity.

We host 30 min basic yoga sessions at your premises that focus on de-stressing the body, calming the mind while building concentration and boosting the happy hormones.

Briston University conducted a study on 200 employees at three organizations. The employees evaluated themselves on a day with exercise and a day without.

The results were incredible.

On workout days participants’ scores were 21% higher for concentration on work, 22% higher for finishing their work on time, 25% higher for working without unscheduled breaks, and an incredible 41% for feeling motivated to work.

Inquire via email

Michelle Banwell


After practicing yoga for a number of years, Michelle took the opportunity of free time upon completion of her Honours in Psychology to pursue a yoga teacher training qualification in 2016.
She completed a 300-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training with Jim Harrington Yoga Union,  equipping her with a teaching approach saturated with the anatomical and physiological processes involved in asana practice.
Michelle’s aim is for students to be given the space to playfully connect with their bodies and minds in a physically safe way, while moving through creative sequences.
Although Vinyasa is her first love, Michelle is also trained in Bikram, and ramps up the intensity of her Vinyasa classes to leave you sweating after a Power class.
When not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find Michelle working on her Master’s in Neuroscience through the University of Cape Town, spending time with the animals of her own or helping out at animal shelters, or with her nose in a book. An important fact about her is that she requires chocolate milk to function!


IMG_8527.PNGIt’s hard to be a kid today. Children deal with many distractions, temptations, overstimulation and peer pressure.
Yoga is a helpful tool that can have a positive impact on children and on their development.

Since ancient times, yoga has offered techniques to support growing bodies, restless minds and stressful lives.

Yoga practice supports growing self-awareness, what you really want and love and reconnects you with an inner place of calm while building strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

Yoga for Kids is open to all kids until 12 years old. This is held every Wednesday from 4:00pm-4:45pm starting 23 January 2019.

Those older than 12 are encouraged to join our 4 week beginner workshop, which is suited for all ages.
More info here:

The Yoga for KIDS classes will offer an exciting and enthusiastic practice that will align body and mind working together.
These classes are perfect for KIDS who are trying to balance the pressure of daily lives.
Here are some of the many benefits of yoga for kids:

~Develop body awareness and coordination.
~Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way.
~Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement.
~Build concentration.
~Increase their confidence and positive self-image.
~Learn about the benefits of eating healthy in a fun manner.
~learn and understand compassion, honesty, and contentment.
~Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group.
~Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices.

Here’s what your kids can expect to learn in the yoga workshop:

1. Awareness of the breath:
Breathing exercises can energize kids or encourage relaxation and increases focus and concentration while positively impacting their lung capacity.
Stress is naturally reduced and healthy hormones are released.

2. Strengthening and energizing:
Talking about the different muscles used in poses and doing sequences will educate kids on the body, build strength as well as body awareness and coordination.
Bodies that are strong digest food better, maintain a healthy weight and can support the stress of carrying heavy loads, like school books and bags.
Bodies will also breathe better, work more efficiently and protect the more fragile joints.

3. Balancing
Balancing poses increase focus and attention naturally .
They evoke a meditative feeling, and promote stillness and quieting of the mind. This can help kids deal with the stress of living in a chaotic world where constant stimulation is a regular part of life. Also great as a natural ADD remedy.

4. Stretching and lengthening
It’s great for kids to be strong, but a body that’s only based on strength has no way to yield under pressure. Strong muscles without accompanying flexibility can’t move quickly, pulling on bones and joints.

5. Awareness and focus
Yoga gives kids a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. Children that have healthy body awareness are more confident and strong, have better posture, breathe better and have a sense of quiet strength.

6. Flowing, connecting and integrating
When we string poses together, we give kids a taste of what it means to move with ease. It also helps them build the awareness that all our movements are a series of coordinated efforts between muscles, bones, joints and nerves.

7. Meditation and relaxation
Yoga is meditative by nature. So whether a child is holding a balancing posture, sitting in meditation or moving through a series of poses, there’s going to be a calming, soothing quality.

We will meet from 4pm-4:45pm on a Wednesday afternoon.
Cost: R380 per month for the first child, thereafter R320 extra per sibling.




Cost: R380 per month for the first child (4 X classes)
Thereafter R320 extra per sibling.


5AC00C7A-CF3B-466B-8B8B-7606E20A78A4Warm up this winter to a hearty winter warmer retreat lead by Roxy Louw. 

Imagine enjoying fire heated yoga in a log cabin, set in the magical Elgin valley. 

Only an hour from Cape Town international airport and the city Centre. 

We will go full glamping, VIP style in fully catered tents for your comfort. 

Offering that extra touch of luxury while still being able to connect with nature.

All tents are permanently set up in an intimate forest, with luxurious and comfortable beds made up for your arrival.

We will enjoy delicious, healthy gut food inspired by Marlien Wright, author of “the Yoga kitchen” who will present a nutrition workshop. 

Her delicious food will be paired with Deetleefs wine cellars best vineyard selection. 

Think Yoga, cozy tents, log cabin, fire, good food, great company and delicious wine. 

For those that want to break away from the retreats activities and enjoy the hikes or mountain bike trails in the area, the option is there.

This is a retreat not to be missed as it will be Roxy’s first retreat in the Western Cape region. 

For more details please contact


R3850 p/p sharing: 

both sharing:



R4350 single occupancy 


All inclusive. Except for transfers.

BOOK NOW as we only have limited space available.

Sam Barton

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Starting his career as a provincial rugby player in NZ, Sam decided to swap his rugby boots for a yoga mat in his pursuit of self awareness.

After years of experience as an elite athlete and rugby coach, along with his background in the fitness industry running fitness bootcamps in Hong Kong, Sam decided to move to South Africa and open Greenleafvitality with his partner, Roxy Louw.

His leadership skills along with his spiritual approach to life offer the perfect combination to our retreats.

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