Alta Lourette

Cape Town
South Africa
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

I have an incredible & unique style of teaching that is creative & playful and comes with intelligent alignment

I like to have loads of fun and it's okay if we fall around and can't do poses. There is lots of freedom to explore. You are your own teacher, I merely suggest. As I'm a little on the 'maverick' side, I generally avoid following the crowd - I do not chant & use sanskrit and do not have random Buddha and Ganesh statues in my class - yoga is not a religion. As a Westerner, this became clear to me while living in India.

I adore this planet and do my best to practice being in most moments.

As a rock climber since 2012, I am grateful to be managing a small yoga studio at a rock climbing gym (Cityrock) in a little city village in Cape Town called Observatory.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I moved to Cape Town for 6 months of work and met Alta at City Rock Yoga studio. Alta is a wonderful yoga teacher and person. I loved going to her classes, it does not matter if you are an experienced yogi or just a beginner Alta has something for you. Her classes are very varied, always focusing on different parts of the body. If you like the acrobatic side of yoga (inversions and balances) you will love Altas classes.
But most importantly you can feel that she is dedicated to yoga and loves what she is doing. All that wonderful energy is very contagious and you will leave happy and energised.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga with Alta Lourette

Alta Lourette is a fantastic yoga instructor, who leads classes with a fun and dynamic approach.
I recently moved to Cape Town from Johannesburg and feel very lucky to have met her in the Mother City!
I experience a nice balance between mental and physical effort in Alta’s classes which combine fun, relaxation, mindfulness, breathing and posture development.
Alta’s style of teaching focuses on making progress rather than striving to reach a particular goal which I think is a great way to practise yoga.
Alta is a professional and passionate yoga instructor. Experienced or new to yoga, young or old, I think everyone can benefit from her classes.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Cape Town's Maverick Yogini

Alta brings a huge amount of joy to her yoga classes, her energy is light and warm. She has a wonderful sense of humour too, and all these things make her classes fun. I always feel like she pushes me further than I thought I could go, and I feel great after participating in one of her classes. She's a yoga maverick, she doesn't use sanskrit or mantra, still the power of yoga is a thread that runs through her classes.


She encourages awareness of one's own body, and gives a lot of space for participants to really listen to what is good for them in every moment. She is one of the first yoga teachers in Cape Town that I know of to have regular blindfolded classes, empowering her students to trust themselves in every asana, and to go further within themselves. Alta believes in being fully present in each moment with what is there and fully embraces life in all its guises.