Much of our ill health is due to our lack of awareness regarding what we put in our mouth and head. Only when you accept being a custodian of your body, mind and heart than that spontaneous awareness may help you to optimise and be well

- Shaykh Fadlalla Haeri

Yoga Wena

Is an enterprise connecting the spiritual practice of yoga with the opportunity to manifest programs of social change, while at the same time, affording its participants ways in which to become agents of this change.

What is Yoga?

Most of us are accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainments can give us what we want. Yet again and again our experiences show us that nothing external can completely fulfill the deep longing within for "something more." Most of the time, however, we find ourselves striving toward that which always seems to lie just beyond our reach. We are caught up in doing rather than being, in action rather than awareness. It is hard for us to picture a state of complete calmness and repose in which thoughts and feelings cease to dance in perpetual motion. Yet it is through such a state of quietude that we can touch a level of joy and understanding impossible to achieve otherwise – Self Realization Fellowship founded by Parahmahansa Yogananda

Yoga Wena

Shameen Yacoob

Yoga Wena Director
Shameen Yacoob is an internationally qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher, as taught by Yoga Bhajan. She studied traditional Tantra Yoga at the Shri Kali Ashram in India. In recent years, Shameen has been under the tutelage of a living Sufi Master, Shaykh Fadlalla Haeri. Shameen has gathered and hosted many interesting international teachers and spiritually developed individuals in the Lowveld and arranged events and retreats for them to share their knowledge. She is well known as a truth seeker and serves many people with opportunities to explore a diverse range of consciousness based experiences.

Rebecca Shoudt

Rebecca is a native of Southern California
with family roots from Ecuador, where she spent parts of her early childhood, and later, a year of university studies. Her professional background is in health communications working for NGOs and non-profit organizations. During her time living in the country of Mozambique Rebecca opened a yoga studio and juice bar cafe in the capital city of Maputo.
The space offered daily classes in yoga as well as weekend workshops in kundalini yoga, reiki, guided meditation, and qigong.
Her interests are in wildlife conservation and environmental activism that supports indigenous communities.