Juanita has been teaching Yoga since 2007 and is influenced by the Iyengar, Sivananda Yoga and Yoga Synergy teachings. She has been practicing Yoga since 2002. Juanita loves to show people the joy of experiencing ultimate health and serenity through the integration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being that only Yoga can provide.
Juanita’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in French and Italian from the University of Cape Town and a certificate with distinction in the Basic Principles of Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute of South Africa.
After 9 years of smoking she decided it was time for healthier living, respecting her body and nurturing her mind and soul. That is when Juanita turned to exploring Yoga.
2002: Juanita started her Yoga practice with Iyengar Yoga.
2006: She completed a two year Teacher Training course at The Centre Yoga Meditation
200hr TTC and 2007: 270hr TTC
2009: Completed a one year 200hr Teacher Training course at Ananda Kutir Ashram, which follows the teaching of Sivananda Integral Yoga and is registered with the Africa Yoga Federation.
2010: Completed a post graduate and a master course at Ananda Kutir Ashram.
2013: Juanita completed a 75hr advanced teacher training module and retreat in Rishikesh, India with Jim Harrington.
Juanita has participated in the following workshops:
Yoga Awakening Africa: Chaitanyananda and Sangeeta of Satyananda Yoga School
Ancient Practice for Modern Lives with Jim Harrington
Yoga Awakening Africa Workshop with Brigitta Tummon
Yoga Awakening Africa Workshop with Brett Wearne
Art of Living Part 1 Course by Art of Living Foundation
Anatomy Re-defined Workshop with Jim Harrington
Yoga Retreat in Cederberg, Cape Town with Jim Harrington & Aditi M. Gaur from Mumbai, India
Prana Vidya Workshop in Cape Town, with Aditi M. Gaur from Mumbai India
Spinal, Arms & Legs Workshops in Cape Town, with Simon Borg-Olivier, founder & co-director of Yoga Synergy
Thanks to her Public Relations studies and experience, Juanita discovered a love for writing and after editing a book on Yoga in 2007, she continued her love for editing and content writing by composing newsletters and articles featuring various industries from jewellery to tourism to the topic and philosophy she loves the most, Yoga.
Juanita is the editor for Yoga Awakening Africa and also oversees the marketing and advertising for the online Yoga portal. Yoga Awakening Africa About us
May the gift of Yoga inspire you and nurture body, mind and soul!
“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”