Yoga retreat in Mozambique anyone?

Some sun, sea, sand and asana … yes please!  Here’s the info:

Join Olivier and Sarah for eight days in relaxing Tofo, Mozambique this September! Daily Mysore-style Ashtanga Vinyasa practices in the mornings, Acro-Trust Yoga on the beach for all the Acro-Trust yoga junkies, and yoga workshops (pranayama, meditation, etc.) in the evenings.

When you’re not on your mat you can explore the local reefs teeming with manta rays and colourful fish, enjoy an ocean safari swimming alongside whale sharks, learn how to surf, or just relax on the beach or beside the pool with your favorite books and tunes. Rustic accommodation at Turtle Cove; vegetarian/vegan meals available.

Space is limited so contact us today:!

Where: Tofo, Mozambique

When: 17-24 September, 2011

Cost: Sharing R5440.  Single R7200


  • Accommodation at Annastasea house and Turtle Cove chalets
  • Continental breakfast and dinner at Turtle Cove Lounge
  • 2 yoga classes/day + Acro-Trust Yoga play sessions
  • The ocean breeze in your hair and sand in your shoes!


Not Included:

  • Airfare and airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Diving packages and Surfing lessons (contact us if you’re interested as we will obtain group discounts)
  • Incidentals and extras

Your hosts:

Olivier David

Olivier has practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga daily since 2004 and started teaching in 2006 after obtaining his 500-hour yoga teacher training at the Ki-Atsu Institute in Las Vegas, USA. He has practiced under yoga masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois, Doug Swenson, and currently practices under Sri V. Sheshadri of Mysore, India. Olivier also teaches vinyasa and hatha yoga styles, pranayama, mudra, yoga philosophy and Trust Yoga, a mixture of yoga, Thai massage and acrobatics. Website.

Sarah Yates

Sarah opened Ekam Yoga in 2010, the first yoga studio in Johannesburg to offer Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore-style practice sessions and led classes teaching in the traditional method established by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has practiced Ashtanga continuously since 2007 and is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 200 yoga teacher. Website.

Weekend recap

Seriously.  When is my skin going to grow up?  I’m 28 (almost 29 goddamnit) and I still have to wield a concealer brush like a pro.  I’ve given up on porcelain skin.  That’s not my lot in life.  I’m fair and freckled and easily sun-damaged, but I’d like to be rid of pimples please.  Ok, I know it doesn’t help that I’m a mirror scrutiniser – it’s my OCD nature – but surely the delights of puberty have an expiration date?

The weekend (when I wasn’t applying foundation) was a pretty cool one.  Friday unfortunately was a drank-too-much experience, and while fun at the time, I always end up feeling so remorseful when I’m lying in bed with one foot on the floor and one hand on the wall.  Poor body, I’m sorry.  We had dinner at Narina Trogon and then headed to Kitchener’s for far too may whiskeys.  The place was teaming with the cool kids.  Yes, that’s right, I managed to get off the couch on a Friday night and frequent a cool place.  Pretty good right?

Saturday was spent wearing sunnies, eating carbs and wanting to get horizontal.   I watched Mao’s Last Dancer – oh wow!  He’s beautiful!  And OhEmGee what I would give to be able to dance like that!  And then last night I watched Inception – Leo is back in my good books after years of irritating me (and being too pretty).  It’s an AMAZING film – watch it.

Today.  Call me Seriously Sloth.  I cannot for the life of me get going.  It’s days like this I wish I drank coffee!

One exciting thing today (amongst the meetings with builders and lighting guys) is a meeting with Gin and Chocolate.  I’m super amped.  Someone’s going to have such a pretty studio! 🙂

Laugh til you pee

Last night The Boyfriend and I went to Jo’burg’s Tuscan monstrosity and watched Trevor Noah (I admit, I have a crush) and friends at the Jozi Comedy Festival.  Such, such funny stuff!  I cried, I doubled over, I may have peed a little.

Get yourself to Italy in Fourways if you need a lift after the World Cup, or just a lift, full stop.  So worth it 🙂