White Lotus Yoga and Healing Centre, in Flamwood, Klerksdorp was established in 2005 by Amrita Chandra, owner and Director. This small, intimate studio is set in a tranquil environment and is synonymous with the practice of Hatha Yoga. The nurturing atmosphere creates a haven for anyone who seeks refuge from the demands or monotony of everyday life. The centre promotes yoga as a non-religious, yet very spiritual, experience aimed at bringing about physical fitness and suppleness, mental strength, emotional well-being and spiritual elevation. Whether you want to release inner tension, or are merely interested in weight loss or toning your muscles and internal organs, yoga is the answer. Whether you are more interested in becoming more centred and calm, or whether you are interested in creating a greater sense of balance, yoga will lead you there.
Hatha yoga promises the best all round experience, offering asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra (hand positions), bandha (energy locks) and meditation. Different styles and approaches to the practice of asana, ranging from Iyengar to Satyanada yoga, are incorporated, and presented in a creative and innovative way which caters for anyone committed to personal transformation on all levels.
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Benefits of Yoga
Yoga: releases blockages in the muscular system and improves flexibility and endurance of muscle groups and joints;
improves respiratory function and increases lung capacity ;
massages the glandular systems, affecting metabolism and calcium absorption.
improves cardiovascular functioning and blood circulation;
realigns the skeletal system and improves posture;
detoxifies and stimulates functioning of the internal organs;
oxygenates the body;
creates balance in the production of brain chemicals and hormones;
alleviates neck, back and joint pain;
cures digestive problems and stomach ailments and tones the liver and spleen;
assists in weight reduction and control;
lowers blood pressure;
alleviates asthma, menstrual problems, insomnia and anxiety;
alleviates arthritis and arteriosclerosis;
controls cholesterol and blood-sugar levels;
slows down the ageing process; and
quietens the mind.
What to Bring
Yoga is practised barefoot.
A smallish blanket (during winter) or a large towel for support.
An additional sweat towel is optional.
Yoga mats and props are available at no extra cost, but it is strongly recommended that you invest in your own equipment as soon as possible.
* Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 18:00-19:15 (contact Sariëtte at 082 668 2051).
* Morning classes on request (contact Rita at 082 798 8323).
*The doors will be open half an hour before class starts. You are welcome to enter and enjoythe tranquil atmosphere in silence.
Shoes should be left outside the studio.
No cell phones are allowed in the studio.
Refrain from drinking water during a yoga session.
Refrain from talking during class.
Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts.
Avoid disruptions. If you are late, please enter quietly without distracting others.
One class per week: R275 per month
Two classes per week: R360 per month
Unlimited classes: R420 per month
One class per week: R450 per month
Two classes per week: R550 per month
Unlimited classes: R650 per month
5 class card (valid for 2 months): R 350
10 class card (valid for 4 months): R 630
20 class card (valid for 8 months): R 1 120
Unlimited classes: R100 per month
One class per week: R250 per month
Two classes per week: R320 per month
Unlimited classes: R350 per month
Drop in class/ Trial class:
R80 per class
R50 once off registration fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is yoga a religious practice?
No. In the words of Amit Ray, “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science; the science of
well-being, the science of youthfulness, the science of integrating body, mind and
soul”. Yoga is about transformation and reconnecting the internal and external you, a
liberating journey of self-acceptance and self-realisation.
Should I buy my own equipment or does the studio have mats and props I can use?
Mats and props are available at the studio, but it is recommended that you invest in
your own equipment as soon as possible.
Are there separate classes available for beginners?
No. Classes are designed to accommodate everyone, regardless of physical skills,
fitness level, age, or gender.
Are there facilities where I can change?
Is there parking available at the studio.
Yes. There is a large parking space behind the studio so you don’t have to park on
the pavement or in the street.
How big are the classes?
Classes are normally rather small and intimate (but vary in size as people attend
whenever they can).
Can pregnant women practise yoga?
Only during the first trimester, with your doctor’s approval. However, it is advised
that certain asanas should be avoided.
Yoga is non- judgemental and non-competitive in nature. Yoga brings acceptance of one’s own limitations and imperfections. One’s own strengths are cultivated while weaknesses are improved upon.
Classes cater for people with diverse levels of suppleness, fitness and yogic skills. Flexibility and suppleness are not prerequisites for the practice of asanas.
Avoid eating and drinking for at least two hours before practise.
Drink plenty of water after a class to help remove toxins and hydrate the body.
Wear clothes that stretch well, and fit well.
Please inform me if you have any medical conditions (e.g. heart condition, high blood pressure, serious injuries, slipped disc, sciatica, etc.) or if you had recently undergone surgery should be brought to the attention of your yoga teacher.
Inverted asanas should be avoided while menstruating or if you suffer from a heart condition or high blood pressure.
If you have spinal injuries or severe back problems, take special care during forward bends.
Never strain. Asanas are not to be performed in a mechanical way, but requires the greatest sense of awareness and should be adapted according to the needs, strengths and weaknesses of your own body.
Please let me know if you suffer from any medical conditions mentioned above.