Duncan Rice

Cape Town WC
South Africa

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My father was a yoga teacher, having studied and practised yoga since the 1950s. He remained young, free from illness and continued to teach yoga up until he was 85 in Cape Town when there were not many classes in Cape Town in the late 1970s and 1980s. I always realised the benefits as he was an example to me of how yoga could keep you fit in the body and mind, and immense advantages for older people. I started a regular practice a few years back and realised the huge benefits to my own body, not only with my own weight loss but also keeping me illness free. Most importantly though, the meditation keeps my mind clear and calm. I have taught different forms of yoga including vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini and hatha. I trained with the Aananda Yoga India Shala in Mysore under Bharath Shetty. I follow a yoga system developed by Bharath Shetty in the Sutras of Patanjali (ashtanga) and Pancha Kosha philosophy. The programme can be practised by raw beginners to advanced, young to old using a combination of Body, Breath & Mind. I also enjoy teaching pranayama (breath control) and mantras.

Recently, I have studied Kriya Yoga meditation techniques of Paramahansa Yogananda at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh.

We have a wonderful Therapy Series to prepare beginners for the more advanced postures. I am happy to teach people on an individual basis to groups of any the size. The benefits for me have been profound and I relish the opportunity to share my experience of this magnificent ancient practice with others.

A group of like-minded people formed Body Mind Breath Yoga in Cape Town as we felt that Yoga is only open to the wealthy and we wanted to make yoga accessible to all. All our teachers are professionals who give of their time for free as part of our service to others and giving back to our community. If you would like to join this project, please get in touch with me.

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