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The word Yoga means “union” and Sally’s intention is to dissolve the bridges that tend to exist between the various styles of yoga and create a community where this union is honored, respected and reflected. To say that one style of yoga is better than another creates separation and righteousness, immediately distancing us from humility and Oneness. For Sally, yoga is like a big beautiful tree. Each branch of the tree is a different style of yoga and it is the sum of the branches that make up the Yoga Tree.
Yoga Experience, formally Go Yoga and originally Bikram Yoga Jozi, owned by Sally Flanagan, opened its doors in June 2003. The studio started off as a solely Bikram Yoga studio and over the years has evolved to a studio where a variety of Yoga styles are offered. This evolution was inspired by Sally’s love for yoga in its’ entirety and she thus wanted to share with her community, the beauty and benefits that come from practicing more than one kind of yoga.

We look forward to breathing and moving with you and sharing and spreading the joy that comes from a regular yoga practice. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner to the practice, please come along and join the tribe.

Welcome to Yoga Experience.
Om shanti

Yoga & Mindfullness Retreat With Sally & Demitri
Yoga & Mindfullness Retreat With Sally & Demitri

Mission Statement

Our mission at Yoga Experience is to create a safe, nurturing, supportive,
disciplined and loving environment for the practice of yoga and self investigation.
To know your Self.

OUR STUDIO

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

EVENT GALLERIES

CLASS INFORMATION

Class Schedule
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Fees
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NEW TO YOGA

1st Timer Special

Spend R250 to buy yourself 10 consecutive days of yoga. 10 DAYS to do as much yoga as you want….

What You Need To Know

What to wear, what to bring, what to eat. Everything you need to know before you come…

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

The History of Yoga

The origins of yoga are shrouded in the mists of time for yoga is regarded as a divine science of life, revealed to enlightened sages in meditation. The oldest archaeological evidence of its existence is provided by a number of stone seals showing figures in yogic postures, excavated from the Indus valley and thought to date from around 3000BC. Yoga is first mentioned in the vast collection of scriptures called the Vedas…

Yoga In Your Life

Many people are first drawn to yoga as a way to keep their bodies fit and supple – good to look at and to live in. Others come seeking help or relief for a specific complaint, like tension or backache. Some are merely impelled by a sense that they are not getting as much out of life as they could be. Whatever your reason, yoga can be a tool, an instrument for you, giving you both what you came for, and more…

YOGA INTENSE

HOT 26+ TEACHER TRAINING

as taught by Sally Flanagan-Gutjahr
Inspired by the 26 postures of Bikram Yoga
• 14 weeks • 24th March - 30th June 2018 •

This is a physically, emotionally and mentally challenging training where you will learn to teach the 26 postures of Bikram Yoga. We will study each posture in depth so that you understand them on an experiential level which will result in a deeper and more authentic Yoga practice.

Even though this time is a three-month, part-time training, it still demands your full attention and 100% commitment.

Types of Yoga

Learn more about the classes offered at our studio

What people say about us
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GoYogaJozi
8th of Apr 2019 01:02 PM
Don’t let the rain and the chilly Joburg weather deter you, stay on track, stay focused and stay committed to your practice. It is the best gift you could ever give to yourself 💕🌸 .
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GoYogaJozi
22nd of Mar 2019 09:50 AM
In yoga we learn to become the silent observer of our experience rather than becoming roped up in our thoughts and emotions. This is such a liberating skill that can be learnt with practice. Next time you are in class and you feel a little overwhelmed or uncomfortable, notice if you can simply land in your body and bare witness to your experience. There is no good or bad. Just feeling, observing, surrendering, softening, opening and healing 💕

Our gentle reminder to you!

With Love
In The Flow
The Yoga Experience Team ✨🙏
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GoYogaJozi
20th of Mar 2019 07:54 PM
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GoYogaJozi
20th of Mar 2019 07:43 PM
Our beautiful owner and inspirer Sally Flanagan-Gutjahr💕
You can catch her tomorrow for our holiday Bikram class at 8:00am. Here’s what she has in store for you...
“ Yoga for your rights” Join me tomorrow morning for a class dedicated to realizing your Birthright to be Awakened and Free“ prepare to sweat & smile. namaste
Sally 💕
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GoYogaJozi
20th of Mar 2019 05:09 PM
What will you be doing for Human Rights Day? Yoga Experience will be hosting a donation based Spiritual Cinema Circle in lieu of this important day 🧡 What could be more powerful than coming together as a community, connecting with each other and standing together for a cause!
All proceeds will go to the Frida Hartley Shelter in Bellevue.
We are so excited and look forward to having you there - absolutely anyone is welcome to join us!!! 🙏🧡✨
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GoYogaJozi
14th of Mar 2019 06:38 PM
Do you remember the good old days where we had Spiritual Cinema Circles? Well guess what? They’re back!!
We are so excited to announce the first of our SCC evenings, where we will kick things off by screening the documentary “Enlightenment”.
We wish to serve our community better by bringing us all together (yogis, loved ones and absolutely anyone else who is keen to join) for wonderful evening of shared mindfulness 🧡✨
Check our post for more info 🙏 DM us if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you there!

With Love
In the Flow
The Yoga Experience Team
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GoYogaJozi
13th of Mar 2019 08:41 AM
Self care is so valuable. Sometimes it may seem like an extra task running yourself a bath, taking yourself to yoga or waking up early so that you can fit some morning meditation in but your body will thank you for it after 🧡 you will find yourself feeling recharged and centered after self care practices. Remember that you cannot serve others from an empty vessel - take time and be good to YOU!
Our gentle reminder to you this Wednesday ✨

With Love
In The Flow
The Yoga Experience Team 🧡🧘‍♂️✨🧘‍♀️ 🧡
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GoYogaJozi
11th of Mar 2019 09:16 AM
Teacher Focus of the Week 🧡
This week we give you Sello Pesa...

Sello Pesa is a dancer, choreographer and performance artist whose exploration into natural movement led him to yoga. He was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga by French choreographer Valerie Berger, the physicality and ritualistic routine of the Ashtanga Yoga practice captivated him and led him to Mysore, India, where he was privileged to study the 1st series under the guidance of BNS Iyenga.

Upon returning to South Africa, Sello attended classes with Sally Flanagan at Bikram Yoga and continued his yoga journey under the guidance of Cheryl Duncan. He completed the practitioner intensive training at Living Yoga and with Olivier David. He continues with his practice under the guidance of Claire Gerber and is honoured to have studied with Olivier David, Max Czenszak as well as Akiko Tsugawa, Laruga Glaser, Taylor Hunt, Zephyr – Lily May and Matt Sweeney all of who have conducted classes and workshops for Ashtanga Yoga JHB in Johannesburg.

We feel very privileged for the opportunity to introduce an Ashtanga Led class on Mondays at 17:30pm with Sello to our students so that they too, are able to explore this wonderful practice.
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GoYogaJozi
8th of Mar 2019 06:40 PM
A little bit of what we have in store for you for March in light of Human Rights Day. We hope to have a positive impact on as many lives as possible this month 💕✨🙏
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GoYogaJozi
25th of Feb 2019 09:24 AM
Teacher focus of the week 🖤

This is Tegan Burger...
You will catch her teaching a Flow 60 on Friday’s at 16:00PM.
Tegan has been described by many us a fun, loving yogi who holds no airs and graces. Her classes are challenging yet always encourage softness and ease with the body and the breath. She facilitates a Flow that allows her students to explore the whole body through different postures, making sure they leave their mat feeling whole from their practice.
More than anything she loves seeing her students grow, have fun and find some peace and tranquillity through movement in her classes.
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GoYogaJozi
18th of Feb 2019 10:36 AM
Teacher focus of the week 🖤
This is Melanie Castleman...

After much Forrest training Mel has developed her own unique style of teaching. She sequences the most incredible and creative Flow classes that are both light hearted and have the right amount of intensity for gentle transformation that get your body moving in the most spectacular ways. She weaves a web of connectedness throughout the room, facilitating a slow but fluid flow.
Her bountiful knowledge is inspiring and so insightful and she has an dedicated following both locally and internationally.
You can join Mel at Yoga Experience on:
•Monday 7:30am Flow 75.
•Tuesday’s at 3pm for an 60 min Flow that she has personally dubbed as “ab hour”.
•Thursday’s for a level 2-3 Flow for those of you who are craving higher intensity.
•Sunday for a 10am 90 min Flow to end your week off on a fantastic energy!
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GoYogaJozi
11th of Feb 2019 05:09 PM
Teacher focus of the week 💙
This is Marinus Muller.
You will catch him teaching Hot Flow and Bikram at Yoga Experience.
He is well-known for clearly expressing very-applicable knowledge. You will be able to spot this beautiful man from a mile off. He has graceful air about him and profoundly commanding presence. Although he comes across as very serious by nature, he hides a wicked sense of humour and a playful approach to mindfulness.
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GoYogaJozi
8th of Feb 2019 06:59 PM
Do not miss out on Steven Heyman Yoga Works Yoga Power Workshop this Saturday at Yoga Experience ✨ We are honored to have Steven share his wisdom and skills with our students. This event promises to fun, challenging, inspiring and insightful!
And if it couldn’t get any better we have Arnasa Movement Wear hosting a pop up shop alongside this wonderful workshop.
We look forward to sharing the exciting weekend ahead with you all 🤸‍♀️💛
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Will you be there?! 🧘‍♀️✨🧘‍♂️
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GoYogaJozi
7th of Feb 2019 03:33 PM
In this month of love, remember to take care of yourself first✨
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Self care is often pushed aside as the tasks of our daily lives and people around us quickly make their way to the top of our list of priorities and consume a vast amount of our energy.
Take rest when you need it, eat nourishing food, take time out for YOU in your day to practice yoga and make small loving habits a part of your daily routine.
Don’t allow these habits to become an overwhelming task. Simply take small incremental steps towards your own well being. Drink enough water before you come to practice, consider what you are putting in your body before you eat something and fill yourself with fuel, soak in an Epsom salts bath when your body is sore after a strenuous class, try a Restorative or Yin class when you are feeling low on energy rather than forcing yourself to push forward in your usual routine and surround yourself with positive like minded individuals.
This is our gentle reminder to you 🧘‍♂️✨🧘‍♀️

In The Flow
The Yoga Experience Team ✨💕
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GoYogaJozi
7th of Feb 2019 06:00 AM
This is Bruce Burger, one of our most cherished yoga teachers at Yoga Experience.
Bruce is teaching a 8:15am Flow class on Thursday mornings which is accessible to all yogis. This class is geared towards giving our students a gentle Flow yoga experience. With this class being a more gentle and slow approach to this style of yoga you will be able to slowly expand and build on to your practice. If this appeals to you - Bruce is your guy and the Thursday AM class is perfect for you!
We look forward to seeing you there! ✨🤸‍♀️
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GoYogaJozi
31st of Jan 2019 05:00 PM
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Learn to exist in the uncertainty and be okay with being there, being exactly where you are, perfectly present. It is basic human nature to want to know what is next and calculate every outcome because it is sometimes so uncomfortable to simply be where you are and not know what is coming next, but this action only pulls us out of the present moment which is all we ever truly have.
The future is imaginary and as much as we should strive towards our goals, it has not yet come to be - and we will never truly be sure of how it will unfold. It is nothing more than a figment of our imagination.
Yield to where you are, let go and flow with the river of life and simply be with yourself, in your body, in your circumstances, with your feelings without trying to fix or justify them. Without an explanation or escape - for this is the process of self enquiry, this is yoga!
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GoYogaJozi
31st of Jan 2019 11:09 AM
Our final winners are...
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GoYogaJozi
29th of Jan 2019 08:25 PM
Congratulations Dudu! 🍃🤸‍♀️ please get in touch with us so that we can organize your prize with you. (Thanks to Ayanda Ngubane for entering your friend into the draw!)
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GoYogaJozi
29th of Jan 2019 05:29 PM
Please note that from tomorrow:
💜We have added a Flow class to the schedule: 16:45pm Flow 60 with Tawana Randall.
💜17:30pm is now a Yin 60 with our lovely Patrycja Mochocka.
💜Bikram Intermediate with Anni Crous is now at 18:00pm.

Download our app to stay up to date with any schedule changes and class updates. Please check class times daily to avoid any disappointment! We are doing our very best to accommodate all of our students needs and serve you best ✨💜

In The Flow
The Yoga Experience Team
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GoYogaJozi
27th of Jan 2019 07:18 PM
Please note that from tomorrow:
🌺6am Bikram 60 is now 5:30am Bikram 90
🌺17:30pm Sivananda with Dimitri is now 17:30pm Ashtanga Led with Sello.

Download our app to stay up to date with any schedule changes and class updates. Please do check class times when planning your day to avoid any disappointment! We are doing our very best to accommodate all of our students needs. ✨🌺

Remember that change is the only constant in life.
In The Flow
The Yoga Experience Team
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We are delighted to announce that Yoga Experience is a member of Discovery Vitality.

For all Discovery Vitality members out there, you can now log your yoga classes at Yoga Experience and receive 100 points per day. We are still awaiting our secure iPod Discovery Vitality stand but until then, simply log in to the iPad at the reception.

We trust this benefit will support and inspire you to DO MORE YOGA

Christian Cowell & Desmond Dodd in Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Back bending is the best thing we can do to heal, prevent & relieve back pain.

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