Yoga Connect has launched a BRAND NEW Concept to the Southern African Yoga Scene.
Yoga Connect has collaborated with Yoga South Africa to create and launch a new online Yoga platform with leading specialists around South Africa. The platform has six highly experienced yoga teachers who host a variety of class styles; Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga HIIT, Meditation, Mindful Movement, breathwork & Yin Yoga. It caters to all levels of experience with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and a variety of class lengths to choose from.
Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. It has huge physical and mental health benefits. It is a complete mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.
Yoga Connect was founded by Natasha Kelly, a Yoga Instructor from KwaZulu-Natal who completed her Yoga Teacher Training in a small town at the base of the Himalayas in India called Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. This is where she found herself at the start of a deep and enriching spiritual journey.
Natasha noticed the gap in the market when Covid 19 landed in South Africa, when the yoga community was forced to move online overnight.
With some instructors trying to create their own online presence, while others were completely shutting down. "It was all quite overwhelming to the general public, not knowing who to follow or how to follow. With online zoom and YouTube videos flooding the internet, it was hard to know which ones to watch. The instructors and the learners all trying to find their feet as quickly as possible." Natasha Kelly.
This is when Natasha saw the potential in creating a platform such as Yoga Connect. The idea of making one platform whereby a person could subscribe and gain access to various highly experienced teachers, each bringing a variety of styles and levels was promising and exciting. Creating a space for everyone, making it easy for anyone and everyone to practice wherever they might be across the globe.
The filming is done by professionals which allows for high quality visuals and sound. All the classes are pre-recorded so that the subscriber can watch them whenever he or she pleases.
Natasha then went on to recruit Tarryn James, the founder of Yoga South Africa to be the first instructor to join the Yoga Connect teachers team.
Yoga Connect with the help of Yoga South Africa then handpicked another 5 yoga teachers from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The idea was to look for highly experienced instructors that would each bring their own unique teaching style to the platform.
The unique qualities and variety that each of these instructors bring to the platform make this a one of a kind in Africa.
The aim is to continuously add fresh content to the platform to keep the subscriber intrigued and satisfied.
" Yoga Connect is proudly South African, but is open to anyone around the world for subscription. My hope is that we create an awareness of South Africa's high quality yoga industry and what it has to offer the world while coming in at a very affordable price. There are so many people out there struggling financially and emotionally at the moment, my hope is that this platform gives them a small bit of light in these seemingly dark times."
- Natasha Kelly - Founder of Yoga Connect