Established by Marlise Els, Hatha Yoga Bluff, which conducts yoga lessons at the Bluff Eco Park, in Durban, is one of the best places to get started on your yoga journey.
“I discovered my love for yoga back in the year of 2015. I was already living a physically-active lifestyle partaking in Zumba classes and then, later on, took up running,” Marlise says.
“In 2016, I enrolled with Trifocus fitness academy to obtain my qualification in becoming a certified yoga instructor.”
For centuries, yoga has been known to help people grow mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
“This is what encouraged me to obtain the qualification. Yoga has transformed my life in many ways and I am now able to help other people discover how yoga can enhance and improve their lives,” she adds.
“Life is all about growing and yoga is a lifelong journey where growth is constant. I help my clients grow and my clients help me grow, in yoga we help each other grow regardless of whether you’re the student or the teacher.”
Types of yoga classes offered at Hatha Yoga Bluff
The benefits of the particular styles of yoga offered at Hatha Yoga Bluff include helping you maintain a healthy weight, muscle strength, blood circulation, improved focus as well as helping you to relieve stress, insomnia, asthma, arthritis, headaches, sinuses, fatigue, backaches, stress, anxiety, respiratory ailments and constipation.
Their yoga classes are a combination of both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. The classes are very affordable and are designed to suit those new to yoga and those, who have practised the art for some time – anyone is welcome to join!
There are three options available. Option 1 is for anyone and is ideal for people, who cannot commit to attending on a weekly/regular basis.
Option 2 is a monthly package designed, which entitles you to attend one class a week. On average, you would be attending four or five classes a month.
Option 3 is also a monthly package, but it entitles you to attend two classes a week. Thus, on average you will be attending eight or nine classes a month.
The lessons are conducted on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 6pm-7pm. On occasion, they host pop-up Yoga classes on Saturdays! Join their Facebook group to keep informed.
Reviews from people, who attended Hatha Yoga Bluff classes
“Hot sunny days, sweating comes naturally and the last thing on my mind is exercise! Having an athlete for a man doesn’t help things either. Hatha Yoga got me excited and doing ‘strange’ poses became challenging progression of yoga skills appear smooth and natural over time – Marlise is a great mentor. A stress free, welcoming and friendly environment,” wrote Kylie Adlam on their website.
Mia Van Rooyen added; “I started yoga about 9 months ago because I needed to find a balance in my life, especially from my chaotic work schedule. Since starting with Marlise I’ve found a way to focus and quieten my mind whilst still pushing myself in every class. Each time I return to the mat I notice I am able to do something I wasn’t able to previously. Marlise has very gentle and kind soul, she bring a calmness to her classes which always leaves me feeling more nourished and at peace than before the practice.”
To book your class at Hatha Yoga Bluff, call +27 072 828 6910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Visit them online at hathayogabluff.co.za. Alternatively, visit their studio at 55 Grays Inn Road Bluff (Bluff Eco Park), Durban – here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook.