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  • hp7


  • hp1


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  • tiptoepose


  • hp5


  • hp6


  • ashram


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  • hp2


  • yogapose3


Class Schedule 2018

Yoga Classes: Time
Mondays (Aerial): 6:00 to 7:00PM
Tuesdays (Aerial): 8:00 to 9:00AM
Wednesdays (Hatha): 5:45 to 7:00PM
Thursdays (Aerial): 8:30 to 9:30AM
Thursdays (Hatha): 5:30 to 6:45PM
Saturdays (Advanced): 8:00 to 9:30AM
Saturdays (Beginners): 8:00 to 9:15AM

Please check the full schedule and class description / level before attending a class!

2018 Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Sundara Yoga was formed to create a space for children to learn and explore with no limitations. Our mission is to nurture little souls on a physical, mental and emotional level. In addition to this it has always been the dream of our founder to use yoga as a therapy for children and adults. Working intuitively with each child and focussing on their individual needs is of utmost importance to us.

Full Course Outline 2018

Full Curriculum and Schedule 2018

Please contact Racine Knipe for more information: racine[@]shaktiyoga.co.za

Aerial Yoga®

Shakti Yoga Centre offers group Aerial Yoga® classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Private and Semi-Private (2-4 students) Aerial Yoga® classes are also available with Kevin Perlin (certified Hatha Yoga and Aerial Yoga ® teacher) on Monday evening after 4:30pm and with Taryn Elise on a Wednesday morning at 8am.

We can also arrange Aerial Yoga® for special events such as birthdays and team building (maximum of 8 in the group).

Please email taryn[@]shaktiyoga.co.za for more details.

500 Level TTC

500 LEVEL TRAINING - 350 hours: June - Nov 2019

Take your teaching skills and knowledge of yoga to the next level! The part-time advanced teacher training course runs over a period of 6 months. The course is accredited with Yoga Alliance International (500 level).

The course begins on Tuesday the 4th June and ends on the 28th November 2019.

Click here for the full course outline

2019 Teacher Training

300 Level TTC 2019

Take your yoga practice to the next level! The 300 Level YAI accredited teacher training course runs over a period of 6 months.

The course is accredited with Yoga Alliance International (300 level), the actual number of hours on our course is over 250 so you will be ready to teach a yoga class with confidence on completion!

The next course begins on Saturday 9th February and ends on the 20th July 2019

Click here for the full course outline

Therapy @ SYC


Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy. It is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health.

Reflexology: R400.00 (60 mins- treatment is approx 45 mins, consultation is 15 mins)

To book email: kirsty[@]shaktiyoga.co.za

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Total Cost: EARLY BIRD RATES (if you pay before the 25th Feb 2019)- save R500 pp on any of the 5 room options below

1. MAHOGANY: Ensuite Room with a Sea View - 2 people: 2 single beds (can be joined as a king size) R 4 750pp

2. SUNRISE: Double Room with a Sea View and private bathroom (not ensuite, down the hall) -2 people: 2 single beds (can be joined as a king size) R 4 550pp

3. DUIKER: Double Room with a shared bathroom and a Sea View - 2 single beds (can be joined as a king size) R 4 350pp

4. LOERIE: Double Room (Forrest view) - 2 single beds R 4650pp

5. HYRAX: Double Room (Forrest view) with shared bathroom - 2 single beds R 4150pp 

*A full schedule for the 4 days will be given upon confirmation of your booking.



- Sport Massage, Reflexology, Head massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy with Cynthia 30min: R230 60min: R400

- Shiatsu with Cheryl 30min: R200 60min: R400

- Pumula Surf School http://www.pumulasurfcamp.co.za/ 60min: R250pp If group of 5 people R200pp

- Oribi Gorge http://www.wild5adventures.co.za/activities-rates/adventure-activities-rates/


About the Venue:

Pumula Retreat offers a beautiful and unique experience with lush surroundings and breath-taking valley and sea views. Situated 3km away from a swimming beach and nestled in the lush jungle of Pumula, our resident neighbours are duiker (small African antelope), bushbuk and vervet monkeys. Come to our slice of paradise and forget about the world, the only sounds you will hear will be the sounds of nature.

Stroll around the 5 acres of well wooded garden and find peace and tranquillity amongst the trees. Otherwise relax by the pool side or enjoy the amazing view from the balconies. If you visit during the winter months, watch the whales breach and play while they pass by. Sleep in a comfy queen size bed and wake up looking at the sunrise over the ocean from your pillow.

The large well wooded garden around the retreat – 18700m² enables the guests to reconnect with nature and spot the local wildlife such as duiker, bushbuck (local antelope) and birdlife as well as finding peace and tranquillity amongst the trees. Walks to the beach and the forest are available from the garden. The property is safely guarded and parking is provided. The construction of the glass yoga studio has started and it's getting built at the bottom of the garden surrounded by the trees to provide a unique yogic experience with nature.


Hosted by Lucie And Scott

After many years of travelling, they decided to settle down on the South coast of Kwazulu Natal and make their dream come true by starting a yoga and wellness retreat. They enjoy nature walks, beach and water activities and we also love growing our own vegies and cooking healthy vegetarian meals. They speak English, French, Spanish and Italian and enjoy sharing a good meal with fellow travellers. Lucie is a 500 level qualified yoga teacher and has created this space with yogis in mind. "Smile and the world smiles back at you"- Lucie and Scott



Front of the house- (for more photos please see the website (www.pumularetreat.com)



Other attractions in the area

Pumula Retreat is situated on the subtropical East Coast of South Africa, 120km south of Durban, in the Umzumbe area. The large property boasts breath-taking sea views, has direct access to the forest, and is only 1km away from the beach. The attraction of the location is the quiet environment, the privacy and the spectacular natural surroundings. The South Coast boasts sunny weather all year around and the warm Indian Ocean allowing outdoor activities to be carry out such as surfing, scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, paragliding, etc


FLIGHT OPTIONS (this is peak season so book your flight asap!)

• Kulula.com flies to Durban from Lanseria and the cost is R1450.00 to Durban and R990.00 back, approx R2,440.00 per person

• Kulula.com flies to Durban from OR Tambo cost is R990 return, approx R1,980.00 per person.

• Mango flies to Durban from OR Tambo cost is R1390 there and R850.00 return, approx R 2,240.00

• Car Hire and petrol to drive to Umuzumbe per day for an 8 seater bus is approx R2900 for the weekend plus petrol (R450.00 per person extra). It is approximately 1 hour 15 mins (115 km) via the N2 from Durban to the house. This will option will be discussed with the group.

• You can also drive to the venue in your own vehicle or hire a car at Durban Airport.

The maximum group size will be 10 people so book early to avoid disappointment!! Indicate your first and second room preference (in case of availablilty). Please take careful note if you want an ensuite bathroom, 3 of the rooms share a bathroom on the same floor.

A 50% non-refundable deposit secures your booking.

Final payment is due no later than 14 working days before the retreat.


SYC is a member of the YAI global yoga network