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

Shameen Yacoob is an internationally qualified Kundalini yoga teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She has also studied traditional Tantra Yoga at the Shri Kali Ashram in India. Shameen was originally drawn to Kundalini yoga in her quest to understand more and has dedicated more than 15 years to developing her practice of yoga and meditation. In recent years Shameen has been under the tutelage of a living Sufi Master, Shaykh Fadlalla Haeri.

Shameen introduced Kundalini Yoga to Mpumalanga and Mozambique and several teachers have emerged in the Lowveld, Maputo and around the globe since. Her experience includes teaching regular classes for over 10 years in Nelspruit and in Maputo for a few years to an international community. She has run several retreats and Detox Workshops in South Africa, Mozambique and most recently in the United Kingdom. She has taught yoga to international clients at Londolozi, Earth Lodge, Leopard Creek and Colina Verde in Mozambique. She has hosted and run retreats with the acclaimed Desert Rose, leaders in World Sacred Music.

Before embarking on her journey as a yoga teacher and hosting various International retreats Shameen enjoyed a number of management roles within several industries including banking, healthcare, film and television production. For several years Shameen was Executive Producer of the internationally successful Takalani Sesame Street, co-produced with Sesami Street Workshop, New York. She was also appointed Head of Production for Times Media Television, one of the largest production companies in South Africa.

Shameen has always been a conduit for bringing international teachers and spiritually developed individuals to the Lowveld where she has arranged events and retreats for them to share their knowledge with locals. She is well known for being a seeker and has provided many people with opportunities to join her as she engages a diverse range of experiences on this path.

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