Good news, people of the Southern Suburbs – the Vineyard Hotel has added yoga classes to its repertoire of health and wellness offerings. Now you can enjoy your sun salutations surrounded by the tranquility and peacefulness of the famous 7 acre garden beneath the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
The new studio, situated next to the Angsana Spa in the Vineyard’s Wellness Center, is open to everyone including both guests and locals looking to restore, revive and renew their serenity with either Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha yoga is a gentler practice and is perfectly suited to the beginner. Vinyasa, meanwhile, is more suited to the experienced yogis.
“Hatha Yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites,” says Jess McLeod, the Vineyard’s certified first class yoga instructor. “It is a powerful tool for self-transformation. Bringing attention to our breathing, it helps us still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.” Going on to explain Vinyasa yoga, Jess says “It is a vigorous style based on a rapid flow through sun salutations. Each movement is a gradual progression from one to the next. The movement is aligned and linked with the breath – you move with each inhalation and exhalation.”
Yoga classes at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 07:00, 08:00, and 18:00 and on Fridays at 08:00 and 18:00. The classes cost R140 per person per class and towels and yoga mats are supplied. Private sessions are offered between 09:00 and 18:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends by prior arrangement. For more information and to sign up call 021 683 6019 or visit The Vineyard Hotel website.