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Rebecca Pretorius

Rebecca's yoga journey started whilst studying Occupational therapy. She wasn't much of a morning person, with her often being late for 8am lectures - until she found herself getting onto her mat at 6am! This practice of connecting to body and breath not only changed her daily routine (for the better) but boosted her mood, confidence and capacity to manage the challenges of university life. 

Post OT community service year on the SA/Mozambique border (a year of adventure working in rural rehab), she travelled to India to immerse herself in the yogic lifestyle and complete her 200hr teacher training. This experience deepened her gratitude and knowledge for this practice and inspired her to explore the relationship between the disciplines of OT and Yoga – could they work hand-in-hand?! Which she now knows they most certainly can.

She is now working as a yoga teacher and pediatric OT in early childhood development, with special interest in the importance of movement in reaching foundational development milestones. Her OT expertises equips her with the necessary skills to tailor yoga classes to the needs and abilities of her students, with the aim of facilitating movement that is playful, yet strong and kind. Her teaching style invites you to 'find what feels good' whilst moving mindfully in seeking safe and strong alignment. This journey of merging these two schools of thought and practice has enabled more compassionate and confident relationships with self and others – and it's both an honour and privilege to share this.

Teaching Qualifications


  • 200hr Teacher Training with Mahi Yoga, 2018

  • BSc Occupational Therapy, 2016 (UCT)

Teaching Disciplines

  • Hot & unheated Vinyasa

  • Restorative

  • Hatha

Passions and favourite places

If not on her mat she is most likely out climbing rocks, camping in the mountains, dancing in the sun or spending quality time with her plant babies.

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