Our Yoga Centre nestles in the beautiful and tranquil Schoemanshoek valley on the way to the famous Cango caves, surrounded by the majestic Swartberg Mountains, the BKS Iyengar Yoga Centre offers the complete yoga experience. Our fully equipped Centre is designed to give you, the yoga practitioner,
the opportunity to experience quality yoga tuition in this peaceful and pristine setting.
The Schoemanshoek Valley offers a variety of suitable accommodation to complete the experience.
Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the Klein Karoo area, which is known as a unique, ecological hotspot, where three distinct biomes meet. This quaint, sunny town is nestled in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, South Africa's most recent world heritage site. The climate is perfect at any time of the year with mild winters and hot summers. The air is remarkably clear and lying stargazing on a warm evening will keep you captivated as you watch the galaxy in perfect clarity.
Schoemanshoek is located about 12kms outside Oudtshoorn, in a fertile valley half-way en-route to the Cango Caves. The Centre is located just out of sight in this beautiful valley.
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About David Jacobs
An Iyengar Yoga teacher (Senior Intermediate III, certification by B.K.S.Iyengar, (one of very few senior certified teachers in South Africa) with a diploma in physical education, David Jacobs has dedicated his life to studying the art and science of yoga.
David has been practicing for yoga for 28 years and teaching for 25 years. He has traveled to Pune, India to study under BKS Iyengar and his daughter Geeta, first in 1994 and then several annual visits thereafter. These were the first yoga classes where he saw where the technique was able to embody the philosophy.
David is the founder of and runs the BKS Iyengar Yoga Centre, Schoemanshoek, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, South Africa. This the only one of its kind on the African continent and we are proud to dedicate our Centre to our Teacher, BKS Iyengar. David no longer teaches public classes, in order to focus more deeply on his own practice. This allows him time to teach workshops around Southern Africa as well as in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Holland, Austria, Norway and Switzerland, and Italy as well as 3-day and 6-day retreats at the Centre. David is also part of the BKS Iyengar Institute's teachers' training programme.
David has experience in teaching classes for those with injuries and medical conditions, beginner’s courses, general and experience level classes. He teaches teachers and conducts workshops for teachers. He is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its applications to daily life. His understanding of and insights into Iyengar Yoga are conveyed with authenticity and precision.
David is also the co-author of the e-guides. "Blocks for a Yoga Practice." and "Relaxed Body - Relaxed Mind" and "Yoga Kurunta"
About Jürgen Meusel
Jürgen was co-founder/owner of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Centre, Oudtshoorn - and a corner stone to the success of the Yoga Centre over many years.
Sadly in November 2020, Jürgen passed away and he will forever be remembered for his dedication and support to David and his yoga discipline.
David will continue to teach in Memoriam of Jürgen so that his legacy may live on.
"Heyam duhkam anagatam"
Then future suffering can also be prevented. Patanjali offers some hope when he says that we can “prevent the suffering that is yet to come”
We can have pain and yet not suffer. We cannot avoid hardships in life, but through the practice of the eight limbs of yoga, we can learn that our true Self remains unchanged, and so we can find peace and ease even in the midst of difficulty.