INSTRUCTORS @ myUTOPIA

JOELLE SLEEBOS

What is your teaching qualification: 

Master degree in Economics

Qualified Personal Trainer

Qualified Group Fitness Instructor

500 hour Certified Yoga Teacher.

 

Your teaching disciplines

Vinyasa Yoga

Yin Yoga

Fly Yoga/Aerial Yoga 

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Spend time in nature

Climbing mountains

Singing

Kitting

Listening to Alan Watts

TANYA SHIELS

What is your teaching qualification: 

300hr Yoga Alliance (Reunion Yoga)

500hr Comprehensive Pilates (BASI – Equipment and mat)

50hr Creative Sequencing Course (Unraveled Yoga)

BalletRIP/Barre Teaching (Diane West)

SALT Aerial Pilates (Elena Calligeris) 

CPR&AED 

50hr Yin Yoga (Unraveled Yoga)

Your teaching disciplines

Yoga (Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative, Ashtanga-inspired and Power)

Pilates, Yogalates, SALT, Aerial Yoga, Barre and BalletRIP

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

I love watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand and my cat in my lap.

CARIN DEAN

What is your teaching qualification: 

300-hr Vinyasa teaching training, ReUnion Yoga, Cape Town

100-hr Aerial yoga teacher training, Trimurti Yoga, Agonda, India

65-hr Yin Yoga teacher training, TriYoga, London

35-hr Children’s yoga teacher training, Yoga4Kids, Cape Town

Inner Engineering, Isha Foundation, London

The Science of Happiness, Berkeley University

Fascia as a sensory-emotional response, Anatomy Trains

 

Your teaching disciplines

Aerial Yoga

Yin

Vinyasa

Trauma-informed yoga

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

I love to travel. Anywhere. Anyhow. Any time. 

GARITH FLOOD

What is your teaching qualification: 

Personal training [ETA]

Pilates teacher [New York Classic Method]

Equipment: Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and mat work 

Your teaching disciplines

The principles of contrology, every breathe and every movement is mindful. 

Stabilise before you mobilise 

You are only as old as your spine is strong and flexible

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Music

LEXI BOSMAN

What is your teaching qualification: 

300 hour Hatha

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Jim Harrington (ReUnion)

 

Your teaching disciplines

Vinyasa

Power Vinyasa

Sculpt Yoga

Yin

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Surf, cook delicious food with friends, anything to do with sunshine and being outdoors.

PENNY COOPER

What is your teaching qualification: 

200h teacher training at the Sharla

300h at the Wellness connection

90h of extra training (top ups) from the Sharla

Your teaching disciplines

I love teaching Vinyasa, Yin and Bikram. I don’t have a favourite each style gives something special. Vinyasa for the creativity it allows me, Yin for the beautiful space it allows me to hold, and Bikram for the amazing sequence it is.

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

When not teaching I love doing my ceramics and interior design projects.  I volunteer for Rape Crisis, this is important to me as gender based violence is so prevalent in our society.

CALMIN VALENTINO

What is your teaching qualification: 

300hr teacher training with Jim Harrington

50hr Creative sequencing TT Unraveled Yoga

Practicing yoga ever since the age of 20

 

Your teaching disciplines

Vinyasa Yoga

HIIT Yoga

Power Yoga

Fitness Training

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

My passion is sports, running a specially and when I’m not teaching I love to participate in races, ultra, long and short distances. 

I love all active things, hiking, cycling anything that keeps the blood rushing to my brain and heart. Wellbeing and fitness is my passion.

MAYA PRATT

What is your teaching qualification: 

500hr Experienced YA Teacher and Lead Teacher Trainer

Your teaching disciplines

Dynamic Vinyasa

Mantra & Mythology

Vinyasa

Hatha

Bikram

Restorative

Power Yoga

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Running with Huckleberry & cuddling my kiddos

DARJA O’DONNEL

 

What is your teaching qualification: 

200hr RYT Teachers training

15 years experience of  practicing Yoga.

 

Your teaching disciplines

My teaching disciplines are Vinyasa and Power Yoga, I do introduce some Yin into my Vinyasa classes sometimes.

 

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

My favourite thing to do if I am not teaching is taking a class myself, going to the beach, cooking and camping in nature.

LEE-ANN ELLIOT

What is your teaching qualification: 

200hr YTT shala

50hr Yin Wellness connection

Bikram training Yo Yoga

50hr Aerial yoga – Yoga Mala

50hr Yin Unraveled

300hr Advanced Teacher Training Unraveled

Your teaching disciplines

Vinyasa (slow flow and fluid dynamic movement)

Yin yoga

Aerial

Hot26

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Surf and play with my plants

JEAN-MARE GENADE

 

What is your teaching qualification: 

BalletRIP certificate

20 years of formal Ballet training: RAD & Cecchetti Level: Advanced 2

 

Your teaching disciplines

BalletRIP

Ballet

Barre

Body Conditioning

Your favourite thing to do when you’re not teaching

Spending time with my family

journey@myutopia.co.za

+ 27 21 202 2271

WhatsApp: +27 79 959 4491

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South Arm Side, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 8002