63 Comments

  1. Dianne Barry Cooke
    October 17, 2014

    Welcome to the road home. You have walked this road in humility. You have entered the realm of your true being. I feel so delighted that you have found your place within. Thank you for your profound and authentic thoughts. The Truth sets you Free. Namaste.

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    • Johann
      January 7, 2015

      Thank you Dianne for your kind words. As they say, “namaste”.

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  2. Winnie Fisher
    January 6, 2015

    As a yoga teacher I found your class really useful to enhance my own yoga programmes. Looking foward to parts two and three. Hopefully when I return to SA I will be able to attend one of your classes. Thank you. Winnie (Yoga for Health, Abergele, North Wales UK)

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    • Johann
      January 7, 2015

      Hey thanks for the feedback. You are welcome. I just sat down and taught a basic class to the camera. The real classes are similar in basic content and style but probably (hopefully) much better 🙂

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    • Johann
      September 25, 2016

      Time flies… but I uploaded the rest of this session today, filmed over 2 years ago!

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  3. Maggie
    January 9, 2015

    Thank you Johann, brings back memories of being taught by you at The Hydro Stellenbosch. Still have your Five Keys to Well-being! Regards Margaret from the UK

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    • Johann
      January 12, 2015

      Sweet of you to write, and nice to hear from you, thank you. So you are teaching “chair yoga”?

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  4. Annie
    March 29, 2015

    Thank you Johann. It’s beautiful.

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    • Johann
      March 30, 2015

      Sacred peace energy radiating 🙂 Keep the track spinning :-))

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  5. Helene
    May 22, 2015

    Liewe Johann. Ek trek Stb toe en soek n yoga studio soos joune . Waar beveel jy my aan om heen te gaan ?

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  6. Leigh Goldschmidt
    July 17, 2015

    Hi Johann. this looks like just what I need, just do not like the yoga where one is upside down head facing the wall………………..I have been through a really tough time emotionally over the past 3 years until recently sitting at my little sisters bedside until she passed. I felt at peace at the time as she had suffered with multiple myeloma for some time, had a stem cell transplant. I had made her journey part of mine understandably since we treasured our close sibling relationship. I have never felt such pain ever and her wish for me always was to ‘live in the now’ almost her last words to me prior going to intensive care. So since I promised to watch over her 3 young daughters and husband, only watch over and not too much, I have a wonderful life but need healing. This time is about right as I will be able to afford the break then. I have read your details and reckon I should try and make the early bird special. Would appreciate knowing more about the few days retreat in September. Thanks so much x Leigh

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    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      Apologies Leigh, for such late reply. This retreat could be just the thing for you. Most of my classes are with healing intent, and the weekend is meant to be relaxing. There will be some stronger sessions on the retreat but nothing impossible. One can skip those anyway. Early Bird still possible – me not checking the comments on the page!

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  7. Keara
    July 20, 2015

    Hi Johann ?

    We’ve been in correspondence on FB in regards to my photographic wave series – you, me and the sea.
    I hope you are well!

    I would love to hve a one on one yoga session with you. My body is in a lot of pain & I feel a one on one session before I join group sessions is in order.

    Will you be able to help me this week?

    Warm regards,
    Keara

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    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      Absolutely. I have an inclusive 1-1 special of R 200 for an sign-up of new students. And it is the best wa y to go. Sorry to hear of our pain. Just send me an email at the contact form to arrange a time?

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    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      As you noticed I missed your request/comment before you got here on the other class special :-)) By all means a 1-1 is a good idea, still, there is a R 200 special for a new person sign-up. Sure that will help alleviate the pain problem. Just email me or use the contact form (you have my email) to arrange.

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  8. Cally
    July 20, 2015

    Hi J, just need to check with my mom when she will be visiting us here in Cape Town. Then will let you know. Can I still qualify for the early bird special if I book by EOD tomorrow?
    Chat soon
    Cal

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    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      Early Bird still possible Call – no problem!

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  9. Amanda le Roux
    September 18, 2015

    Ek is so bly ek het dit ontdek. Kan jou klas nou sommer in my huis doen.
    Gaan nou die relaxation probeer.

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    • Johann
      September 21, 2015

      :-)) Kyk mooi rond; daar is ‘n klas video wat handig is. Ek kom net nie daarby uit om nog op die internet op te laai nie. Daar is ook mense wat heel lekker die live klaas saam doen op Skype. Dis verniet en jy is welkom om te probeer.

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    • Johann
      September 26, 2016

      Long time, no hear… prober bietjie die under videos… it’s a challenge 🙂

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  10. Bellofpeace
    October 2, 2015

    Yoga is a systematic attack to ego
    gedeprama|bellofpeace.org

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    • Johann
      October 5, 2015

      🙂 yoga changes one’s relationship to ego… only I think of it as a transformation with a sharp edge, rather than an outright attack… what you resist, persists :-))

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  11. Mary
    November 11, 2015

    Thank you so much for this book! I have done yoga on and off for quite a few years, but it was only when I read the Five Keys to Well-Being and listened to the podcasts that I understood that yoga is about so much more than suppleness or relaxation. Following these easy yet mind-blowingly wonderful practices has made me feel healthier (fewer aches and pains), fitter, stronger and more confident. I feel empowered to nourish and nurture all the underlying systems in my body – muscles, lymph, blood, bones, heart, lungs, etc. and to give my body what it needs to be well. And this wellness helps to feed my spirit, and keep me open to what is. I can’t recommend the Five Keys highly enough.

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  12. Danielle
    February 13, 2016

    That’s a well thought out answer to a challenging question.

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  13. Madelein
    May 9, 2016

    Hello Johann
    Bespreek asb vir my twee plekke vir Sat aand 21May. Laat weet asb hoe ek moet betaal.
    Baie dankie
    Madelein

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    • Johann
      May 9, 2016

      I got you down for two tickets. Soon as the Quickit online bookings open I will alert you and then its most practical and effective to purchase that way. Looking forward to an awesome sounding event.

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  14. Midge
    May 14, 2016

    The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not fail me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, however I really believed you82d have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you could fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

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  15. ROB DUTTON
    August 4, 2016

    Johann, although I do not get to your classes, your book and writing, and now sound, keeps me inspired and motivated. Thank you.

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    • Johann
      August 4, 2016

      Hah! That is the idea. Power of online 🙂

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  16. Kim Bloomhill
    August 21, 2016

    Looking for evening classes for my 18year old daughter Toni ex dancer – please can you send me time and payment schedule

    Many thanks

    Kim

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    • Johann
      August 22, 2016

      Thank you, and sending email to you also with details. Here is the page linK: http://johannkotze.com/yoga-muizenberg-cape-town/
      As you can see from the blog my Mon & Thu evening classes are attended by students who prefer a mellow class, but the wide student demographic includes occasional under 20’s and young people 🙂

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  17. Garnet
    October 11, 2016

    This content is really interesting. I have bookmarked it. Do you allow guest post on your blog ?

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    • Johann+45
      October 12, 2016

      Thank 🙂 You are welcome to post a paragraph with insight or comment from one of your articles or a fresh comment, if not SPAM.

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  18. Santosh Achari
    October 21, 2016

    Hey Johann! Nice Video!. 🙂

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    • Johann+45
      October 21, 2016

      Thank you for the drone flying and filming!

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  19. Elmira
    November 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for this article, it saved me time!

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    • Johann+45
      November 18, 2016

      You mean you went for a swim in the sea instead of having to travel to India to be one with river :-)?

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  20. Sanjeet Veen
    November 26, 2016

    YOGA is not about to touch your toes only, but yoga is about learn while you are on your way. Yoga helps to inhale the future while exhale the past.

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    • Johann+45
      November 28, 2016

      Salute! Yoga, union of all that is, in the present moment.

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  21. Edward
    January 29, 2017

    Hello, we would like a week of surfing and yoga as part of our honey moon.

    Is it possible to come as a couple rather than in a group?

    We would like to be able to attend daily yoga and meditation classes but also to have plenty of free time to go surfing and exploring on our own, is this possible with you? If so can you tell me how much it would cost for a double room for 2 people for 1 week with 2 yoga classes per day?

    Many thanks

    Edward

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    • Johann+45
      January 31, 2017

      Yes this is a lovely idea…. constructive joy on honeymoon :-)) Will reply today to, per email.

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  22. Gail Schneider
    February 19, 2017

    Hi,
    Do u have individual package available? Am thinking 4 day single accommodation, 1 yoga lesson p/day. Meditation 2 p/day. Breakfast and 1 vegetarian meal p/day. Flexible to walk and beach, most of the time. Transfer from airport. Then will make my own way day 4.
    64 yr lady from Johannesburg in need of distress time. March 2017.

    Thanks
    Gail

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    • Johann+45
      February 20, 2017

      Hi Gail, apologies for not responding sooner! Yes customisation is possible. Will email directly.

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  23. Alexander Nikiforou
    April 26, 2017

    Wow very well put.

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    • Johann
      May 3, 2017

      Message from the heart 🙂

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  24. Frances McCarthy
    May 6, 2017

    Hi

    I am interested in your yoga retreat. I want to join 9 May if possible. I only have 2 weeks left in Cape town and need some yoga and meditation in my life. please let me know if you have anything available and can send me dates and details too with prices etc

    thanks
    franky

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    • Johann
      May 6, 2017

      Thank you, will email you.

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  25. Paul Paarman
    June 26, 2017

    Love this music..thanks for the gift. Watching the group creating these mystical sounds last Wedenesday at the Solstice ceremony was simply amazing.

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  26. Claudia Miceli
    July 24, 2017

    Thank you Johann

    This ties in with what I have been thinking about lately….life is about a power balance. The world is full of “underpowered” people (or people who give their power away) and “overpowered” people who use manipulation and domination to gain control (aka psychopaths).

    Real power is being able to remain calm and centred in the face of rejection, grief, criticism. It is an inner love. The more we build up this inner love/prana the less likely we are to let external events affect our peace and calm.

    OM

    XXX

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    • Johann
      July 25, 2017

      Love has everything to do with this. Pure love, no games, unconditional. Self-love. Love of Self. Phew. Hence the 4th ● in the blog… go easy 🙂

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  27. Debra Bester
    September 3, 2017

    Wise words. Continue to spread the light and wisdom. Namaste.

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    • Johann
      September 4, 2017

      Yoga provides us the means to learn to connect to the light of our inner wisdom – which is a mirror of the Greater Light.

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  28. Sagar Shakya
    September 20, 2017

    it’s a pretty blog. We should practice about these yoga mudras. So we will know about steps, benefits & time duration.

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    • Johann
      September 21, 2017

      Thank you Sagar for commenting. I add your weblink mudrascience.com for more detailed practice and study reference.

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  29. Eddie
    October 13, 2017

    Hi there – could you please send me a time table of yoga classes and rates .
    Thanks

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  30. Sarah Clare
    April 3, 2018

    Hi I am looking for prices and information about a 3 night: Surf/Yoga camp in Cape Town from 10-13th January 2019.
    I am arriving into Cape Town lunch time on 9th and plan to stay 1 night central before perhaps joining 1 of your camps.
    Can you please send details, pricing and timings and what is included. Can you also advise on what is a safe way to travel from the Waterfront area to Muizenberg on 10th and on 13th how could I get to the airport?
    Will there be any free time during the day?
    How safe is the area for a single female like myself?
    Do you provide wet suits for surfing?
    When booking do I need to pay a deposit?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Sarah

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    • Johann
      April 3, 2018

      Hello Sarah. I’m referring you to the Cape Town Surf Yoga desk for details of booking.
      Should you like more than the one yoga class at Cape Town Surf Yoga I can add a class per day at my studio a few minutes away, so you can have one or two, Am and PM, classes per day.
      But yes, there wetsuits included in the lessons. Travel options from Waterfront is by Uber to train station, train to Muizenberg right at Surfers Corner (direct trip).
      Or uber all the way city to mzb (approx 40 minutes).
      The area is safe when exercising common sense. Don’t walk alone in the mountains, or on tracks and pathways in isolation.
      Uber to airport, which is approx 40 minutes from Muizenberg.

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  31. Lalaine
    November 21, 2018

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but informative, thank you.

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    • Johann
      December 15, 2018

      Keep it short and sweet 🙂

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  32. Anthea Haupt
    June 17, 2019

    Hi I would like to receive your e mails and blog I am a Buddhist and it s s wonderful path indeed to have encountered in my / this life Looking forward to attending your yoga classes ? Anthea

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    • Johann
      June 17, 2019

      Buddhism and Yoga run so close to each other and in the end “the path” is “The Path” 🙂 I see you did subscribe to the my mailing list. See you in a class.

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