THE SPRING DETOX EDITION: DIET, SKINCARE, YOGA, AND LIFE
OUR GUIDE TO
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SKINCARE
5 BEST YOGA + LIFESTYLE APPS TO TRY
BENEFITS OF JUICE CLEANSING
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT YOGA MAT
WOMENâ€™S WELLNESS EXPERT
THE DIRECTORY DIRECTORY OF YOGA AND PILATES IN SOUTH AFRICA
SEPTEMBER 2017, ISSUE 7
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MEET THE TEAM CHIEF EDITOR NICOLE JOWETT Nicole Jowett is a Yoga lover, mom to fur children, roller skater, and the Chief Editor and Founder of Yoga Journal. IG: @NikkiJowett
CONTRUBUTORS ZISSY LEWIN
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She is a writer, fitness enthusiast and recipe developer with a love for fashion. IG: @nutreats | FB: @Nutreats.co.za
HAYLEY ALEXANDER Pre and Post Natal exercise specialist, Yoga and Pilates teacher, and life coach. She also worked as a journalist at Living and Loving magazine, and as a features writer at Complete Yoga magazine.
LARISSA GOVENDER Larissa embraces the holistic concept of yoga-teaching.Â Always drawn towards the arts and movement, she danced classical ballet for 10 years.Â She's also a keen enthusiast of travel, food and fishing. IG: @yogawithlari
ELIZA ROZA Eliza Roza is a Hot-26 Yoga teacher with a Psychology degree, a trained Demartini Facilitator, and has maintained her own yoga practice for over 10 years. Her approach is holistic, dynamic, and layered. IG: yogaplus.co.za | FB: YogaPlusZA | Twitter: yogaplus_za
TO HONOUR AN ELDER
BY KATE FERGUSON, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAITLIN BERYL WARTHER, WWW.CAITLINBERYLWARTHER.COM
Storytelling Series: TO HONOUR AN ELDER FOR MIDWIFING THE PRESENCE OF YOGA IN OUR WORLD TODAY Lesley Athol Warther is an insightful storyteller and astrologer, embodying and enlivening a yogic way. In this piece Lesley shares her personal story while opening up our understanding of the critical steps that communities take to make spaces for phenomena like yoga practice and philosophy to become, in her words, “a continuum of experience”. You see, yoga wasn’t always as publicly accepted as it is today, especially in South Africa. During the years of nationalist ideologies and oppressive structures, yoga was not only unacceptable but it fell heavily within a way of being that was explicitly illegal. Yet we had the brave ones, the persistent and authentic ones who did the groundwork, carved the paths, listened to their callings for us to enjoy our yogic lifestyles in South Africa now. My intention in this article is to honour the brave and attentive ones. Lesley is the first in a series of storytellers who have midwifed and experienced the unfolding of yoga in the world today.
When did you start practicing yoga or when did yoga come into your life? Well, it was once upon a time long, long ago when all good stories begin. A Judo school at the Rosebank Health Institute opened. My brother attended to help him cope with schoolboy bullies, and as all good stories unfold, my mother stumbled in one day to collect him and her knee gave way. Jan Vanderlinder suggested that she join a yoga class. A lady, he said, was using the Dojo during the day and her was certain it could help. My mother with 6 children in tow just did not have time for a conky knee, so she gave it a try. And like any perfect storm, our lives changed. Enter the most beautiful woman, Michelaine Leppan.
When was that, what year roughly? That would have been in the early 1960’s, I was a little over 10 years old. Yoga was a word that we had heard from Woodstock and ‘hippyville’ and it was associated with spirituality, mantras and Rasta hairstyles. The nationalistic attitude of the day frowned heavily on these “cultish” movements, because they were “not good for you”. I was confused. Beautiful Mickey Leppan with a smile from ear to ear, comfortably seated in the lotus position, quiet and serene, holding the space and gently guiding our breathing, our movements and our world, how could that not be good for us? Our classes were small, there were never more than 6 people in the class and all the people were very much my mothers age, each colourful and rebellious in their own way. I experienced the philosophy of yoga long before I understood anything about the various schools of yoga from the way Mickey held the space. The connection, the within and without, that yoking together not only of each individual but the individuals in the room. My first experience of the power of the collective. 6 of 30
Is that something like [the way of] Ubuntu? Very like Ubuntu. The magic of acceptance and through that a kind of celebrated permission to just be.
Was there any reason that you needed to go to yoga or did you just go with your mother? I had always been in pain and by the age of 10 was diagnosed with an arthritic condition. This had not responded to medication or to soft splinting. The prognosis was not great but Mummy thought the benefit of stretching with Mickey would help.
Is that what she called it? Yes, we called it stretching. After a session it seemed we had actually stretched, lengthened to take up more space. A kind of enhancement of femininity in the 60s – true feminine power, without the feminism bit.
It was all women? In Mickey’s class it was all women. For the general public yoga, although exotic, was seen to be an easy way out, especially with the indulgence of relaxation. Gee, you know at the end of every session you did relaxation, wow (laughter) How indulgent, relaxation, what’s relaxation? (laughter).
So those were the mindsets of the day?
How is your body now?
Yes, the minds of the day were generally closed. Either by belief or, as is often the case with dominant authorities, fear. When I was told that the only available help for my aching joints would be surgery and pinned joints I turned to Sister Irene Bachman for the comfort of foot massages. This, I later understood was reflexology.
Yoga has kept me in conversation with my body, with the pain. This awareness made me an ideal candidate for the wisdom of homeopathy and under the guidance of Dr David Lilley, I have never looked back. The signature of elements in nature, the archetypes of Jungian philosophy and the sensibility of this perfect storm has been my guide. Finding Astrology became the scaffold and formed the matrix onto which I pin all the wonder that we, spiritual beings, experience as we accept our humanness!
On arthritis, vegetarianism, yoga and the synchronicity of becoming whole… As Sister Bachman massaged my feet, she suggested I limit my intake of meat, then chicken, then fish – I spent school holidays in Yoga class with my Mother and felt good. These things you couldn’t tell the medical fraternity without ridicule or a dismissive smile. But these therapies made sense to me. I could feel them, I could relate and make true sense – my senses all responded. How do you tell a Doctor of letters and science that you have fallen into a perfect storm, a vortex of healing. It felt wonderful to be in this world of “alternatives”. Here I was having reflexology and Mickey was telling stories of how important it was to speak to your feet in the lotus position. I was feeling wonderful and hungered for more and more experience, not only of my body, but my world.
On the politics of the day… There was a lot of resistance because society was very conformist, there certainly were no books on the shelves, it was seen to be anti-Christian, it was seen to hold a lot of tension against the structure.
A threat? A huge threat, huge fears around yoga and what yoga was and what it could do. And it fell on the other side of apartheid for white South Africans because it was what Indians did and Indians were on the other side of the color bar so why would you bring this across a divide? The philosophy was brought in with difficulty. Its hard to understand that in the late 50’s and early 60’s books on yoga were not available, they were just not allowed, there were no videos, there were no tapes, there was nothing that you could see. It was word of mouth, an oral tradition, it was experience. People travelled and came back to the country brining tales of wonder and challenge. ‘Searchers’, as we were called, fell foul of the apartheid laws, not allowed gatherings. Books by Allan Watts, a favourite in the USA, and others were occasionally smuggled in and brought in the philosophy of the East. In those days there were checks at the central post office – the entire basement of the central PO in Rissik Street manned by censors, people with black pens and permission to tear out pages of subversive literature. These were our moral guides of the time.
On the relationship between astrology and yoga, as a philosophy and experience…. My initial studying of astrology was to prove it wrong. I have written the book, but the more I researched the more I moved beyond it being either right or wrong. The teachings are ancient and when applied without manipulation and control, they hold answers and prompt deep questions. The astrologers of old were your mathematicians, physicians, scientists, cosmologists and artists and their cognizance of cycles, and the rhythms of the universe allowed them to bow to a sense of unfolding of not only our lives as individuals, but the cosmos. Words that are now used and thrown around like being, growth, integration, awareness, consciousness, holism and others, are reverently held within the birth chart. Cycles, seasons and unfolding of the individual becomes the flow of joy and life. Not self-fulfilling prophesies and fortune-telling. So astrology reminds us that we are more than we or others think we are, and that there is a time for every season, every experience and challenge. Yoga brings us the gift of tracking our inner joy, feeling the importance of oneness, trusting and knowing love. Breathing allows us to live inspired lives and to learn release and to rise above the fear of death. As I breathe, so I move thus I am alive – celebrate each movement, rather than punish your body. Homeopathy allows us to truly experience each element, each plant, each motive on this planet as being vital and giving. Archetypes and Philosophies allow us to dance with the as ifs and play with the gods, goddesses and storytellers. Nothing is out of place, it has a time, it has a season and so do we… 7 of 30
THE FUTURE OF
NUTRITION NUTRIGENOMICS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
Have you heard? You can now get your genes tested to find out what nutritional plan best suits your DNA. It may sound more like sci-fi than actual science but it’s absolutely true. And no, it’s not like the blood type diet! It’s nutrigenetics. Scientifically-researched genetic testing. Recent advances have now made genetic testing available to the public. It helps us understand how some people on a high fat diet have no problem with their cholesterol, in contrast with others going through the roof. So no, banting is not for everyone - it really comes down to your unique genetic make-up. This is where nutrigenetics comes in, showing us why individuals respond differently to the same nutrients. This information is incredibly useful in regards to being proactive and using nutrigenomics to our benefit. This particular science uses bioactive components in food to “turn” on or off certain genes, known as gene expression. Although you can never alter your genes, you can have an impact on how they’re expressed, which ultimately has a beneficial effect on processes in the body. This is particularly exciting as it allows us to create accurate, personalised nutrition plans by using these functional foods. There have been numerous studies that show how macronutrients, micronutrients, and natural bioactive components (e.g. phytochemicals such as flavonoids, carotenoids) regulate gene expression. Your genes are responsible for every cellular process within the body, which means that gene expression influences our cellular defense processes. These are methylation (DNA repair process), detoxification, energy production, redox status (of which oxidation is a part) and inflammation. So let’s take a step back - what are they actually testing? Your DNA is made up of a double strand helix joined by complimentary base pairs. You receive 50% of your genes from each parent and when your DNA is replicated, variants occur. This means that there is a different single base pair than there was originally. These are called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) or also known as gene variants.
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WHY NUTRIGENOMICS? NUTRIGENOMICS GIVES US THE ADVANTAGE OF KNOWING WHICH DIETARY INTERVENTIONS AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAN BE EMPLOYED TO ASSIST WITH THE PREVENTION OF DISEASE AND ENSURE OPTIMAL HEALTH.
Now that we know how these variants in our genes occur, let’s get back to how these bioactive c o m p o n e n t s a c t u a l l y i n fl u e n c e g e n e s . I n nutrigenomics, nutrients act like signals and are able to communicate with specific cells within the body. Once a nutrient interacts with the system, it alters gene expression. Simply put, what you eat directly influences the genetic message your body receives. Let’s look at practical examples of how these bioactive components in food can influence our genes. The bioactive phytochemical, sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, is essential in assisting your detoxification process. Certain genes can be ‘’turned’’ on (upregulated) by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are chemicals released from burning coal, oil, gasoline, tobacco or charcoal. This would be a case where gene expression can increase the risk for certain diseases through nutrition.
NUTRIGENOMICS IS AN EXCITING AND DYNAMIC NEW TOOL THAT CAN BE USED TO PERSONALISE NUTRITION GIVING YOU INSIGHTS ON WHAT CAN BE DONE TO SIGNIFICANTLY OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH AND PREVENT DISEASE! Your DNA results will show exactly which gene variants exist and in turn highlighting which cellular defense processes require extra support through nutrition and lifestyle. The DNA test provides you with a clear roadmap of all your cellular pathways to identify obstacles (gene variants). By knowing which nutrients or lifestyle interventions are specific to your gene set, each person will be able to know which changes to implement. So how do I get this DNA test? A quick cheek swab sample is sent to a genetic laboratory where your genes are analysed. These genes are low penetrance genes, which means you can have an effect on their outcome. For example, some of your genetic results might indicate that you’re at higher risk for certain cancers. It doesn’t mean you’re going to get cancer, but rather that you’re at higher risk. The key here is to use this intelligent science. Nutrigenomics gives us the advantage of knowing which dietary interventions and lifestyle changes can be employed to assist with the prevention of disease and ensure optimal health. Once you receive the report you’ll have some valuable knowledge about how you can improve
your health. Make sure that whoever is doing the DNA test and interpretation of the results for you is reputable. This will ensure you receive a valuable individualised treatment plan that works for you. Nutrigenomics is an exciting and dynamic new tool that can be used to personalise nutrition giving you insights on what can be done to significantly optimise your health and prevent disease! References for the article:
https://www.acecgtnutrigene.com/genomics.htm Manuka Course – CTG: http://www.manukascience.co.za/ http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrigenomics-research https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602567/
Rochez is a registered dietitian and has a holistic approach to helping individuals on the journey to health. She has a passion for approaching every person that comes to see her as unique. Along with Sarah Gouws, Rochez is the founder of MunchWize in Cape Town, focusing on Nutrigenomics and Mindful Eating Practices. These are amoungst the tools that assist her in helping individuals to achieve optimal health and behaviour change. “I value keeping a balance in my life. When helping others to do the same it’s really rewarding. I love healthy food and coming up with great new recipes. I enjoy being outdoors and keeping a routine with exercise really works. All this together with having great friends and having fun keeps me happy.”
BOOK YOUR DNA TEST AND NUTRITION CONSULTATION MUNCHWISE REGISTERED DIETICIANS Wellness Centre, Wilderness Road www.munchwize.co.za 072 111 6226 or 082 555 3794
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through and the anxiety attacks partially subsided, but later in the year as my stress levels began to rise, with a move to a new city looming, I had another attack. Again in the gym while training
BY JODY CALITZ
FROM GYM JUNKIE TO YOGI
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I have been "addicted" to exercise for as long as I can remember. I love how the body works and how one can change ones body with movement and I have been on the gym and fitness scene for eighteen years since the age of 14. Through my life I have had many highs and lows and have achieved many things I have dreamed of through fitness. But in 2016 my world came to a crashing halt when I started to get anxiety attacks. What really shook me was that my first attack happened in the gym while teaching a spinning class. The fear, confusion, embarrassment and panic was so overwhelming I couldn't teach again. Anxiety often manifests after prolonged exposure to stress (of any type, depends on the individual) and also can happen when past trauma start to surface - I think mine was a combination of both. I pushed
with a client. I couldn't understand why it happened or how I could break free from it. The feeling was so overwhelming and the fear of it happening again was so intense that I had to stop everything I was doing and question where this anxiety was coming from. With severe anxiety and stress, often comes chronic fatigue and I found myself struggling to run a flight of stairs when in the past I could throw double gym sessions in one day! This gave me a new perspective and appreciation for my body. Gym was no longer an option, what used to drive and energize me, became an activity I could no longer relate to, my entire body screamed "NO" when I thought of going to the gym. Not just because of the memory of the anxiety attacks but I physically just didn't have the energy or strength.
I have always loved yoga and have been doing it on and off for nearly 14 years now but I had never quite committed and embraced it to it's full potential until now. I naturally gravitated towards it to try find an answer and an outlet for my anxiety. It has been the one thing that has been a constant support of calm and clarity in my life. For the past 8 months I have embraced it completely, mind body and soul, and it has been a driving force of strength and courage on the days when I have needed it. Yoga has also helped me stay strong and fit when my body just couldn’t cope with anything more than a few stretches and twists. A Yoga session helps me refocus my energy and calm my mind. As much as I loved gym, it is no longer what it used to be for me. Yoga has become my light in what sometimes feels like a dark tunnel. Chronic anxiety can be triggered by prolonged exposure to stress, past traumas resurfacing, or a very intense traumatic event. When this happens, there is an irrational fear inside the persons head that becomes so overwhelming it paralyses them and ultimately stops them from living their life. Small things suddenly become huge obstacles (E.g. driving someone in a car is a huge obstacle for me). It is completely irrational thinking and as much as one tries to rationalize it, the brain kicks into overdrive and the person suffering from anxiety often retracts and isolates themselves from the world to "protect themselves” from this fear. They go into flight or fight mode. When the body is constantly in "fight or flight", the adrenal glands (and other hormones) work overtime to try help the bodies process what the brain is telling it. The glands become exhausted and fatigued and can no longer function as they should. This effects the body as a whole and can take months if not years to correct. Exercise is good for people struggling with anxiety but at the same time, exercise can often mimic an anxiety attack or can be too exhausting for the individual if they are struggling with mental and physical fatigue. This is where yoga saved my life, all I needed was my body and my mat and I felt safe. I started off with simple basic movements, just to get the muscles stretching and blood flowing. It forced me to start breathing deeper again, which is an essential tool in stress and anxiety management. There was no more of
the mind set "I have to do so many reps, at x amount of weight for x amount of time" but rather just going with the natural flow of what my body would allow. With my exploration of yoga I started to practice meditation more, becoming more in tune of what my mind was doing and how it was effecting me. For someone who used to function at 100 miles an hour, it forced me to slow down and actually breath. Every yoga practice became a journey of self discovery and I have slowly learnt to do postures I could never even have imagined like headstand and forearm stand that I would never be able to do 12 months ago.
JODY’S SUPER GREEN POWER SMOOTHIE Jody C makes this Super Green Power Smoothie after a Yoga session, outdoor hike, or as a complete breakfast. This smoothie is a source of anti-oxidants, plant proteins and healthy carbs.
1 cup fresh papaya 1/4 cup frozen berries 1 frozen banana 1 tsp spirulina 30g Greenchi Hemp Protein from Synerchi Organics 1/3 cup coconut milk Extra water in case it is a little too frozen Whizz until smooth and enjoy!
SUPER NUTRIENT: Synerchi Greenchi Hemp Protein contains goodness from added Moringa and Lacuma powder. 11 of 30
SLIP INTO YOUR SUMMER BODY Get into shape for summer in just 30 days with the Jody C Beach Body Workout Plan featuring yogainspired exercises and vegetarian and vegan eating plans. Visit www.jodycalitz.com for more.
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IN STUDIO WITH
Natalie Botha BY NICOLE JOWETT
Which styles of Yoga are you experienced in, which are your favourite styles to practice and why? Both of my Teacher Trainings were Ashtanga Vinyasa, which has given me a strong basis to teach and practice from. I practice everything from Vinyasa to Tripsichore to Hatha to Forest and have a deep commitment to Yin, or Daoist Yoga. As an ex dancer, I appreciate the discipline of the Ashtanga system but also gain much from the freedom of (well aligned, slow) Vinyasa. The Yin practice has helped me immensely in healing emotionally and finding refuge in Dharma.
You are experienced with the Yoga Wheel, tell us more about how you like to use your Yoga Wheel, and are there any other yoga props you specialize in? When Dharma Mitra introduced the wooden wheel in New York a few years ago I couldn’t wait to get my spine on one! I was delighted when Gila brought out the recycled eco-friendly local version (IG @gilaorayoga) and take mine along with me wherever I travel and practice. It’s great for in between weight lifting sets to keep me supple and perfect for unwinding after a long flight. I particularly like the versatility of the wheel for core strengthening and creative vinyasa sequences. I also teach and regularly use the Yoga Swing (not the stretchy
TOP THREE THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOGA Patience Place everything carefully and in alignment, in life and on the mat
Endurance It’s a lifetime commitment, (an ultra-marathon not a sprint!)
Acceptance This too shall pass
NATALIES FAVORITE: TYPE OF YOGA I appreciate the discipline of the Ashtanga system but also gain much from the freedom of (well aligned, slow) Vinyasa. The Yin practice has helped me immensely in healing emotionally. 13 of 30
NATALIES FAVORITE: YOGA WHEEL POSES
Always support your neck as you roll your spine along the wheel, eventually coming to rest your neck and upper shoulders over the wheel.
Start to walk your feet toward your wheel slowly, bringing your forearms toward the mat. You can place a folded towel over the length of the wheel if you find it hard on your spine, or thread a strap through the inside of the wheel if your shoulders are too tight for a wheel grip. Allow the wheel to support a few deep slow breaths with a fully opened chest as your shoulders unwind.
Reach your arms way back keeping the inner elbows facing each other to manoeuvre the shoulder blades into place, bend your elbows and hold onto the inner rim of the wheel keeping the elbows about shoulder width apart.
Everyone has their favourite yoga mat, which is yours and why? I am one of those people that sparkles (sweats) within ten minutes of any activity, so I need a mat that won’t let me down, particularly in standing poses and backbends. After sampling (at great expense) every mat on the market – I came across Muki, a supplier that brings in mats made in the same factory as Prana and Lululemon, but at prices that are not crippling. The Muki Pro is usually in black which hides my lovely sweat marks but occasionally comes out in limited colours as special edition. It’s the first thing I pack when I travel; kind on my body (very ecofriendly too) and I promise you won’t slip!
Classes, private lessons, retreats and Teacher Trainings at my Norwood studio are updated regularly on www.theyogaschooljozi.com. I am honoured to also teach at Yoga Experience on weekends.
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NATALIES FAVORITE: USES FOR THE YOGA WHEEL It’s great for in between weight lifting sets to keep me supple and perfect for unwinding after a long flight. I particularly like the versatility of the wheel for core strengthening and creative vinyasa sequences.
NATALIES FAVORITE: YOGA MAT “I am one of those people that sparkles (sweats) within ten minutes of any activity, so I need a mat that won’t let me down; particularly in standing poses and backbends.” After sampling every mat on the market, Natalie discovered Yoga mat supplier, Muki. “The Muki Pro is the first thing I pack when I travel; kind on my body (very ecofriendly too) and I promise you won’t slip!” Visit www.muki.co.za for information.
HOW TO INCORPORATE
ESSENTIAL OILS INTO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE BY ZISSY LEWIN
Essential oils are potent, steam-distilled plant extracts, which are used for cleaning, beauty and even improving your mood. Although they’re completely natural, they’re traditionally used medicinally by aromatherapists and must be used with care. When it comes to skincare, essential oils can be used to help you achieve clear, radiant skin and prevent signs of aging. But before you start using essential oils for your skin, there are a few things you should know. Firstly, essential oils are concentrated ingredients and as such need to be diluted when using them for skincare. It’s recommended to either combine them with a carrier oil to be used directly onto your skin or add them in very small proportion in recipes. Secondly, essential oils are natural chemicals and if used incorrectly may be harmful, so you need to do your research to determine which essential oils are best for you. For example some essential oils can be harmful to medical conditions and even pregnancy; so if you’re unsure it’s best to consult with a qualified aromatherapist. Lastly, different essential oils help with different skin problems like acne (ylang ylang) dryness (neroli), aging (rosehip) or even healing cuts (tea tree) so make sure you choose the essential oil that’s best for what you need. If you don’t want to go the DIY route of making your own essential oil skincare, you can use skincare products that incorporate essential oils, like the Victorian Garden Range of Facial Oils and Serums. I’ve tried 4 essential oil facial oils and serums from Victorian Garden to help get you started. I prefer using them after washing my face and without moisturizer as I find them moisturizing enough.
ANTI-WRINKLE REJUVENATING NIGHT TISSUE SERUM R99 - www.thevictoriangarden.co.za This serum has repairing and regenerating properties thanks to hormonal balancing essential oils and oils with the ability to absorb free radicals, reduce wrinkles and smooth the skin. It contains a host of essential oils including Lavender, Rosehip, Jojoba as well as Carrot Seed, Geranium, and Neroli oils. TOP TIP: A wonderful overnight treatment for skin in need of nourishment.
ROSEHIP HEALING FACIAL SERUM R116 - www.thevictoriangarden.co.za This healing tissue serum has essential oil extracts which encourage cell regeneration and help promote healing on a damaged skin. Rosehip is used to heal scars and has excellent restorative properties to brighten your skin and prevent the signs of premature aging. Rosehip is also known for its ability to calm and relax you. TOP TIP: It’s a great serum to use daily, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin or want to add anti-aging skincare into your routine.
DAY MOISTURISING SERUM R99 - www.thevictoriangarden.co.za This is a light serum which combines essential oils for a smooth, toned and brightened complexion. It also contains Rose in it to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. LAVENDER AND MYRRH HEALING FACIAL OIL
TOP TIP: In the morning, after washing your face and before applying makeup. It’s especially good for winter months when your skin tends to be extra dry.
R99 www.thevictoriangarden.co.za This healing facial oil has several essential oils which help disinfect, heal and restore skin texture. Lavender has incredible healing properties making it good for skin irritations or even soothing cuts and burns. It also helps fight the bacteria found in acne. Myrrh, which blends well with Lavender helps increase skin healing from cracked skin, to stretch marks to wounds. TOP TIP: Use this if you’re prone to breakouts or during those times you know your skin breaks out. 16 of 30
SKIN DETOXING INGREDIENTS Carrot seed - essential for cell regeneration; but still gentle and nourishing for thin skin.
Geranium - helps balance skin PH and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Neroli - helps balance moisture, bioactive plant extracts contain carotenoids and essential fatty acids.
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JUICE CLEANSING 101 WITH KRUNCH FRESH XPRESS BY LARISSA GOVENDER
You have probably come across the term “Juice Cleansing” before: Whether it was a rave review you heard from a friend who was trying out this new trend or a not-so-great one you may have read about online. Controversial or not, juice cleansing has become the new trend in detoxing. Thinking about embarking on a juice cleanse? I recently tried out the KRUNCH 3-day Pressed Juice Cleanse. Let me enlighten you on the subject, clean any misconceptions surrounding juice cleansing and let you in on my personal experience.
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TOP tip: stay on schedule with your juices. 8 – 9 juices per day may seem like a lot. Space out your juices over 12 hours, finishing your last juice roughly 2 hours before you fall asleep. PURCHASED VERSUS HOME-MADE While I advocate home-made over shop-bought for most foods and beverages, a juice cleanse is my exception. Pressed juices purchased from Krunch make juice cleansing simple. You are not required to purchase expensive equipment and there is no mess and no left-over produce. Krunch will provide you with delicious and nutritious cold pressed juices with no added preservatives or sugar – just raw and fresh produce.
WHY COLD PRESSED? Centrifugal juicers use a fast-spinning blade to extract juice from produce, while cold-pressers use a slow pulverizer and a hydraulic press. Cold press is a process that separates the fiber from the cells of the produce, which hold all of the nutrients and live enzymes, without adding any heat. The pulp is retained, so the juice has more fiber and protein and stays fresher longer. The cold press machine doesn’t expose the juice to air, so the “oxidation” process is eliminated. With centrifugal juicing (most of our home juicers) the blades generate heat, which destroys enzymes. The process also forces air in, starting the oxidation process, which compromise nutrients. The difference in a nutshell – you are guaranteed nutrient quality and freshness. You are likely to get more intact nutrients from cold-pressed juice.
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A Krunch pressed juice cleanse is the perfect way to boost your detoxification system, flush out toxins, hydrate your cells and nourish your body. HOW TO PREPARE FOR A JUICE CLEANSE To get the best results during the Krunch pressed juice cleanse, it is recommended that for at least 3 days prior, you drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks and processed foods.
HOW LONG SHOULD I CLEANSE FOR? Celebrity fans of juice cleanses include Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara to name a few. They are known to cleanse for anywhere between 1 to 10 days. While I encourage juice cleansing, you should not attempt to juice cleanse for such lengthy periods. Because of the restrictive nature of a juice cleanse, Krunch does not deem it appropriate as a long-term diet. Particularly the restriction of protein can affect muscle mass, and so, they recommend that you only cleanse for 1-3 days at a time. If you are cleansing for the first time, I recommend a 1 day cleanse. If you are no stranger to juice cleansing, then definitely give the 3 days cleanse a try.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DO A JUICE CLEANSE? Krunch has found that each individual responds differently to a cleanse, and it largely depends on current diet and lifestyle factors, as well as your own biological makeup. They have found that most people find Day 1 fairly easy, with lots of novelty and excitement about their cleanse. Day 2 can be slightly more challenging, however by Day 3 most people report feelings of increased wellness, improved energy, self-awareness and clarity of thought. This was pretty much my experience. I will say that consuming that much liquid flushes your system out. For those new to juice cleansing I would recommend trying the cleanse over the weekend, in the comfort of your own home.
The Krunch pressed juice cleanse left me feeling purified and energized. During the cleanse I slept peacefully, woke up feeling refreshed and my body felt light and good. I looked forward to my post ‘dinner’ calming drink, Holy Cacao, a soothing, digestive support, which was lovely when gently heated and sipped as a warming tea. The most interesting part of the cleanse for me? Simply craving that chewing sensation! If you plan on juice cleansing, I suggest you do so with a family member or friend; it makes it interesting having someone to share in the experience.
WILL I BE HUNGRY DURING A CLEANSE? The biggest misconception surrounding a juice cleanse is that you will be left feeling hungry. I have not found this to be true with the Krunch pressed juice cleanse. Consuming up to 9, 300ml juices every 2 hours kept me more than satisfied. Because there are plenty of bioavailable high-quality nutrients to keep you feeling satisfied on a Krunch pressed juice cleanse, you usually don’t feel hungry. In the unlikely event of feeling hungry, you can have a cup of herbal tea or snack on some raw vegetables to get you through to your next juice. My tip – stay on schedule with your juices. 8 – 9 juices per day may seem like a lot. Space out your juices over 12 hours, finishing your last juice roughly 2 hours before you fall asleep. Skipping juices will likely leave you hungry later and may result in your blood sugar dropping. Even if you are not hungry, when it is time for your next consecutive juice, drink up!
CAN I EXERCISE DURING MY CLEANSE? With the restriction in calories and protein, only light physical activity is recommended. Walking, stretching, gentle forms of yoga and swimming are great ways of boosting circulation. For athletes that must maintain their normal level of activity, supplementation with good quality protein may be necessary. I limited myself to only yoga during my juice cleanse. I found my energy levels changed and so I paid attention to what my body wanted.
To order a Krunch pressed juice cleanse email email@example.com or visit their store in the Sandton City Food Court. Juices are freshly squeezed on the day you wish to start your cleanse. Happy juicing!
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5 YOGA & LIFESTYLE APPS TO TRY THIS SUMMER BY LARISSA GOVENDER
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RELAX MELODIES - FREE
SADHGURU APP -FREE
POCKET YOGA - R46,29
Discover the power of sound with Relax Melodies. Improve your sleep with various sleep sounds, white noise and meditations. Control your melody by mixing and matching sounds and adjusting the volume of each, individually. Combine your sounds to guided meditations, specifically designed to help you combat insomnia and reduce stress and anxiety.
Sadhguru – yogi, mystic, visionary, and founder of Isha Foundation. On this app you can read the latest articles by Sadhguru, watch the newest videos, and listen to his podcasts. Stay in touch through Sadhguru’s daily mystic quotes and find Isha events. Learn Upa-Yoga with free guided yoga practices and free guided meditation.
Practice yoga anywhere at any time with this easy to use yoga app. Create custom yoga routines in minutes. Each entry contains pose illustrations showing correct posture and alignment, pose description and benefits, Sanskrit translations and more. Pocket yoga does not require network connectivity to work.
FABULOUS: MOTIVATE ME! - FREE
INSIGHT TIMER – MEDITATION APP - FREE
Do you battle to wake-up in the morning? Are you struggling with fatigue and do you find yourself tired by mid-day? Fabulous is a science-based coaching app, incubated in Duke University’s Behavioural Economics Lab. This app will help you build healthy rituals into your life. Increase your energy levels, enjoy vibrant health, lose weight, and sleep better by instilling healthy habits and routines into your life. Use Behaviorial Economics to identify where you’re stuck and follow a step-bystep program to unlock your full potential.
Insight Timer is home to the largest community of regular meditators on the planet. If you need help sleeping, dealing with anxiety and stress, getting through recovery and addictions or if you want to achieve higher levels of self-love and compassion, then this app is for you. Every day more than 1200 of the world’s best meditation teachers upload new content including free guided meditations, beautiful meditation music, talks and podcasts. Insight Timer supports your meditation practice, whether you’re just starting out, or have been meditating for years.
HOW TO CHOOSE
THE RIGHT YOGA MAT Three guidlines for choosing the right Yoga mat. BY NICOLE JOWETT
ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS Many Yoga mats are made from PVC, however there are more and more eco options available on the market such as natural rubber, cork, and natural cotton. Eco friendly variations can cost more to manufacture and may need to be replaced more often, however they offer better texture and stickiness to help prevent slipping. TRY: MUKI NATURAL RUBBER MATS, WWW.MUKI.CO.ZA SOUTHERN SOUL CORK MATS, WWW.SOUTHERNSOUL.CO.ZA
TYPE OF YOGA The type of Yoga you do most frequently will determine which type of Yoga mat best suits your needs. For hot Yoga consider a Yoga mat that comes with a towel, or a cotton Yoga mat. TRY: THE FUSION MAT, WWW.SENTIENS.CO.ZA
LOCATION Consider where you practice Yoga the most, some mats will not be suitable for the beach but are suited to a studio, others are not easy to clean and wouldnâ€™t work if you practice outdoors often. TRY: THE FUSION MAT, WWW.SENTIENS.CO.ZA
28 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER // 4 DAY YOGA, DETOX, AND MEDITATION RETREAT BOKGABANE SAFARI’S, R3 950 P/P ALL INCLUSIVE
If you are stressed, in need of a restorative break-away, or wanting to deepen your personal Yoga practice, then this retreat is certainly for you. Join us for 4 days and 3 nights all inclusive Yoga retreat in the calming bush veld of Limpopo at Bokgabane Safaris. This retreat is designed to help you reconnect with your true nature, to unwind and find peace and of course practice yoga twice a day with idyllic views of nature. Daily hikes in the bush as well as a workshop on practicing meditation and mindfulness. Accommodation in a 5-Star Luxury Tented Camp and vegan food is included as well as transport. Included in the cost is also a free meditation guidebook and a healthy vegan meal plan to continue on your journey after the retreat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
MARK YOUR DIARY
OUR PICK OF REVITALISING RETREATS TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR SUMMER!
21 - 27 SEPTEMBER // RE-ENERGIZING YOGA HOLIDAY TURTLE COVE TOFO, MOZAMBIQUE
Rejuvenating Mozambique Yoga Package Treat yourself to a deeply relaxing 7 day getaway in beautiful Mozambique, where you can enjoy the sun and discover pristine beaches while doing yoga and meditation in the friendliest place in Mozambique! Visit local markets, treat yourself to freshly made pão, sea food, Mozambiquecan beer, crafts, culture, and music. Tofo offers an untamed African wonderland amidst hundreds of palm trees, miles of unspoilt beaches, world-class diving, epic surf breaks and most of all... a laid back latino-afro rhythm of life which has mesmerized visitors worldwide to return time and again. Email email@example.com for bookings.
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27 - 29 OCTOBER // TRANQUILITY PILATES RETREAT MELODY HILL, MAGALIESBURG
This is an all-inclusive weekend. Your accommodation, all meals, and all Pilates classes are included in the retreat fee. Melody Hill prepares a very healthy, vegan menu for the weekend. All amenities will be available to our retreat guests. There is a swimming pool and a walking route available. There is also lots of rooms and outside space for you to relax. Pack that book you want to finish, bring that puzzle along or spend some time with their horses and nature. Visit www.pilatesretreats.co.za for more information and bookings.
9 - 15 OCTOBER // SPRING FORWARD YOGA BEACHFRONT VACATION AFRICAN PERFECTION GUESTHOUSE, JEFFREY’S BAY, R760 PER NIGHT Join Spirals Yoga and African Perfection Guesthouse for a beachfront Yoga getaway. R760 per person per night gets you Bed, Breakfast, and Yoga for 6 nights. Optional activities include surf lessons, horse riding, and sandboarding - please bring your own gear, rental gear is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 - 5 NOVEMBER // NEW FOREST SANCTUARY YOGA RETREAT NEW FOREST SANCTUARY, KWA-ZULU NATAL MIDLANDS Full weekend retreat or individual sessions with Kate Ferguson and Vanessa Varela at New Forest Sanctuary in sunny Kwa-Zulu Natal. Email email@example.com for bookings.
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DIRECTORY OF YOGA STUDIOS, TEACHERS, PILATES AND MORE
Model: Jody Calitz www.jodycalitz.com @jodyc_myveganlife 24 of 30
THE SPACE - YOGA AND FITNESS
Urban yoga with a view! THE SPACE is a unique rooftop yoga & fitness studio based in Centurion. An outdoor gym and yoga facility with daily yoga and group fitness. PPS Building, Rooftop, Cnr of Heuwel road & Gordon Hood road, Centurion www.thespaceyogafitness.co.za
Friendly and intimate studio located in the heart of Kyalami; close to Sunninghill, Waterfall, Morningside, Sandton, Woodmead and Pretoria. The Suite Life Center, 3 Forssman Close, Kyalami 1684 earthyogastudio.co.za | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Bali offers Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, gentle flow yoga, Hatha yoga, Parental Yoga, Pranayama, meditation, and barre, private and group classes. 76 Kloof Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg www.yogibali.co.za | email@example.com
An intimate studio located in Linksfield, Balance Yoga offers Yin, Hatha, Prenatal Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga classes. We also offer a Yoga workshop called Yoga 101 Back to Basics. 73 Linksfield Road, Edenvale, Johannesburg firstname.lastname@example.org | 082 318 4251
AERIAL YOGA STUDIO
Aerial Yoga® is a fun, challenging workout routine combining aspects of Yoga, Pilates, Aerial Arts and Strength Training designed to increase strength, mobility, balance and flexibility. Vertical Vixen Studio, Lower Level, Northriding Square Cnr Bellairs Drive & Blandford Road, Northriding www.aerialyoga.co.za | email@example.com
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Connection, in the heart of Menlyn, offering classes from beginners to advanced and wellness therapies. 59 Garsfontein Road, Ashley Gardens, Pretoria East www.yogaharmony.co.za | firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTPOD YOGA PRETORIA
Hotpod Yoga classes offer a ‘real-life’ approach to hot yoga in a completely otherworldly setting. Refreshing and impactful, the classes have roots in vinyasa flow. 442 Atterbury Road, Menlopark, Pretoria email@example.com
340 ON MAIN
A full-service wellness facility offering Yoga, Pilates, Sports Massage, Life Coaching, Meditation and Mindfulness, health cafe and more. 340 Main Road, Bryanston, Sandton 0861 340 MAIN (6246) | www.340onmain.co.za
THE URBAN ROOM
The Urban Room Yoga studio offers Hatha Yoga classes in an exclusive studio at the Vintage Vista Lifestyle Centre. The space is also available to rent for small workshops, boutique events, and pop-up shops. 1st Floor, Vintage Vista Lifestyle Centre, 799 Old Farm Road, Pretoria East firstname.lastname@example.org | 012 991 5455
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Your one-stop Yoga destination for Bikram Yoga, Hot Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and more. Oxford Road Level, Thrupps Illovo Shopping Centre, Johannesburg email@example.com | www.bikramyoga.co.za
Mischa is a Hot Yoga teacher who channels creative energy through her classes and specialises in Hot Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. firstname.lastname@example.org | 071 671 9894
With over sixteen years teaching and thousands of hours of hands on experience, Natalie is registered as a 200-hour Teacher with Yoga Alliance (USA) and is an Experienced 500-hour Teacher Trainer. email@example.com | 072 198 9798
RECLINE YOGA STUDIO
We offer Hatha Yoga for all levels, beginners to advanced, Vinyasa, Yin Yang, Yoga Sculpt, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal yoga classes, meditation and Yoga Therapy. 22 Second Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia firstname.lastname@example.org www.reclineyogastudio.com
Elichia teaches beginners to intermediate Yoga and offers a 60 min Hatha Yoga workout, that consists of breath control, warm up, strong movement and a conclusion of the practice with Yoga Nidra. www.rootd.co.za | email@example.com
Kaya Bryce teaches Yoga at myUTOPIA and also offers private and group tuition. She specializes in dynamic vinyasa flow paired with music that will inspire, energize and invigorate your practice. firstname.lastname@example.org | 074 352 4294
I believe and encourage a mindful practice, I would like to encourage students to play with their edge while providing a safe, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment. www.themindfulmovement.co.za
Eliza Roza is a Hot-26 Yoga teacher with a Psychology degree. She merges Hot-Yoga and Psychology together using online videos, private yoga classes, public yoga classes, workshops and retreats. www.yogaplus.co.za | email@example.com
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I love practicing with props such as the yoga wheel and silk hammocks. I teach a wide variety of different styles and custom make each class according to the individual that I am working with. firstname.lastname@example.org | izelleyoga.co.za
LARISSA GOVENDER Yoga with Lari aims to teach yoga that stays true to the yoga discipline/ practise which originated in India. It's about executing simple yet attainable asanas / postures for the benefit of mind, body and soul. www.yogawithlari.co.za | email@example.com
YOGA STUDIOS - JHB INDIE YOGA 3 Quartz Road, Witkoppen X3, Fourways www.indieyoga.co.za ZEN HOT YOGA WORLD Hobart Grove Shopping Centre, Hobart Road and Grosvenor Road, Bryanston zenhotyogaworld.co.za FITNESS FUSION STUDIO 36 Meyer street, Oaklands www.fitnessfusionstudio.co.za LUNULA YOGA Suite #1 Retire @ Midstream, 1 Madeleine Street, Midstream Estates, Midrand firstname.lastname@example.org MANTRA YOGA STUDIO 219 Brown Street, Wigespruit email@example.com 083 458 2098 SUSPENSION YOGA 81b Schooner Road, Lazer Park firstname.lastname@example.org 082 441 6952 NAMASTE YOGA STUDIO Shop F10, Ferndale Village Shopping Centre, cnr Main Ave & Oxford Rd Ferndale, Randburg namasteyogastudio.co.za ZEN DEN YOGA STUDIO 7 Allen Road, Bedfordview, 081 043 9731 BALANCE YOGA 73 Linksfield Road, Edenvale email@example.com 082 318 4251 WELLNESS IN MOTION Green Park Corner, West Road South, Sandton 011 784 1151
YOGA STUDIOS - PTA
YOGA TEACHERS - CT
YOGA HARMONY 59 Garsfontein Road, Ashley Gardens, Pretoria East www.yogaharmony.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUREN MENSIKOVAS @yogini.lauren on Instagram email@example.com
LORNA JANE ACTIVE LIVING ROOM Lorna Jane Active Living Room, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria ASHLEIGH FERREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org 072 447 5989
YOGA STUDIOS - CT INMOTION YOGA 16 Riverside Terrace, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806 www.inmotion-sd.com email@example.com
LEILA BHOOLA firstname.lastname@example.org SARAH BROCK email@example.com www.suryayoga.co.za MONIQUE WESCHTA firstname.lastname@example.org www.backtowellness.co.za LAURA NORTON email@example.com 073 423 5555 LIN MORRIS www.linmorris.com firstname.lastname@example.org YOGA TEACHERS - JHB
LORNA JANE ACTIVE LIVING ROOM Lorna Jane Active Living Room, V&A Waterfront
IZELLE NAIR email@example.com izelleyoga.co.za
UNRAVELED YOGA 107 Bree Street, 1st floor, Cape Town firstname.lastname@example.org www.unraveledyoga.com AIR YOGA STUDIO THE WOODSTOCK EXCHANGE, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town www.airyoga.co.za email@example.com YOGA TEACHERS - KZN HELEN GARNER www.helengarner.com firstname.lastname@example.org
STEVEN HEYMAN www.yogaworks.co.za email@example.com TEGAN BURGER firstname.lastname@example.org www.teganbyoga.com DAVE GARDNER email@example.com davegardneryoga.com CASEY CHIANG firstname.lastname@example.org www.zenhotyogaworld.co.za
TARYN COETZEE email@example.com 079 868 9694 or 081 490 9191
SU-YEN THORNHILL firstname.lastname@example.org www.thebodyandmindspace.co.za
CAMI BARAUSSE email@example.com 082 577 7663
GERALDINE ANDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org 082 441 6952
SEE MORE LISTINGS AT WWW.THEYOGAJOURNAL.CO.ZA
YOGA TEACHERS - JHB
SHANNA PETERSON www.340onmain.co.za email@example.com
THE PILATES LOUNGE Corner of Rina van Zyl and Len Brown Street, Garsfontein, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org www.thepilateslounge.co.za
ALANNAH JONES email@example.com 074 707 0550 THERESE SPRING firstname.lastname@example.org 073 456 7928 ASHLEIGH FERREIRA email@example.com 072 447 5989
PILATES INSIDE-OUT PILATES STUDIO Suite 111-113, Midlands Office Park, Mount Quray Street, Midlands Estate firstname.lastname@example.org www.midstreampilates.co.za
FITNESS FUSION STUDIO 36 Meyer street, Oaklands, Johannesburg email@example.com www.fitnessfusionstudio.co.za
HOT YOGA HOTPOD YOGA 442 Atterbury Road, Menlopark, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org www.hotpodyoga.com C/O 3rd Ave & 6th Street, Linden, Randburg email@example.com www.hotpodyoga.com
340 0N MAIN 340 Main Road, Bryanston, Sandton 0861 340 MAIN (6246) www.340onmain.co.za PRECISION PILATES Shop 10 Etienne Lewis Centre, 978 Veda street, Montana Park, Pretoria firstname.lastname@example.org ppilates.webs.com
SEE MORE LISTINGS AT WWW.THEYOGAJOURNAL.CO.ZA
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Yoga Journal Issue 7: Spring Edition. Refresh you diet, skincare, your and more.