Yoga Wellness Retreat
Durbanities were treated to a weekend of blissful relaxation as they experienced an outdoor yoga experience.
Nolwazi Qwabe is a yoga instructor and founder of HomeFitYogi. The love of movement inspired her seven years ago and she decided to feed her curiosity which turned out to be a fulfilling career that has given her the opportunity to heal others through.
With all COVID-19 rules and regulations of social distancing and sanitizing frequently being observed at the Westridge Tennis Court which accommodated 20 eager participants, the theme of the day was gratitude and wellness.
“Yoga plays a huge role in our mental and spiritual fitness, especially now because it can assist with pandemic anxiety, poor nutrition, strengthening the immune system and help you to be less vulnerable to sickness,” said Qwabe.
Portia Chiliza, who was enthusiastic and ready to stretch herself out of her comfort zone says this yoga experience was the calm and stillness she needed.
“I’m happy that I allowed myself to try something new because self-care is the most invaluable investment to self, “said Chilza.
The World Health Organization mentions yoga as an active recreation in its Global Action Plan on Physical Activity for 2018-2030.
Qwabe said “yoga encourages one to practise and master the art of discipline because it takes a lot patience and allows you centre yourself whilst improving your mental health.”
Picture: Nomtsikelelo Mthabela