I have been a student of Carla’s for a couple of years now. I have learned so much about Iyengar yoga and Carla has given me constant attention and has helped me grow in my yoga practice and continues to support me with the same dedication as if I were a new student. I highly recommend Jivana studio to anyone wanting to enhance their yoga practice.

Charmaine Van Niekerk

Your videos are just terrific…great visuals, clear instructions, easy to follow demonstrations, a gentle progression of asanas (with alternatives for beginners), all laced with the usual encouragement in your gentle melodic voice.

Bronwyn Boekenstein

Carla is a qualified, highly experienced teacher at the most affordable rates in Midrand. She is active and connected to Iyengar practices both in SA and internationally.
She offers both online and in studio options in the mornings and evenings. I have been her student for many years and witnessed, both in myself and others, huge growth in physical ability and flexibility over this time. In addition, the classes cater for old and young and all sorts of body shapes using props as supports for joints and post-injury recovery, when necessary. Carla has perfected instruction with rich and precise language and metaphor which enables one to get the full studio experience even online at home. Her eagle-eye never misses a misalignment and her careful warm ups and unwinding at the end means a good workout with no aches the next day! Always, after my yoga practice with Carla, the physical stretching and balancing and breath control she demands, give me the kind of mind focus that calms chattering anxiety and sends me into the day energised rather than to the fridge for comfort – as has been my habit in the past! I cannot recommend her enough.

Joe Steen Stielau

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