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A space for body and breath

Welcome to 196 Yoga, where we invite self-discovery and transformation through embodied practices, including yoga, dance and mindfulness.

We teach effective techniques for grounding and strengthening your body and nervous system, while holding space for gentle inner enquiry, and emergent creativity.
 

Founded in 2017 by Yanna Romano (RYT500), this offering embodies her 13-year personal practice and accredited trainings at The Shala Cape Town Yoga School and Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa.

Explore our in-studio and virtual offerings here.

A heartbeat in the city

196 Yoga is housed by an iconic Tudor-style hotel built in the 1860s that has been lovingly refurbished and transformed into a creative center for movement, art, music and community.

At 196 Victoria you'll find potters, poets, vinyl selectors, dancers, dreamers and change-makers. Pop into Plushi for some vegan sushi, join Clay Hands for a course in ceramics, and dip into the Listening Room on Thursday evenings for auditory adventures. 

 

Come to rejuvenate your spirit at this inspiring place and pulse in the heart of Woodstock.

196 Victoria facade in Woodstock.
  • Is there parking available at the studio?
    There is usually plenty of parking right in front of the studio on Victoria Road. Your car will be watched by Rodger, our security guard, who will welcome you into the building.
  • Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
    You are welcome to bring your own mat, but we also provide high-quality mats for all students to use during classes at no extra cost.
  • What style of yoga do you offer at your studio?
    We offer a blended approach, drawing from Hatha, Vinyasa, Functional Movement and Mindfulness-based yoga. The flavour of each class is clearly described on our schedule to help you choose which sessions could suit you best.
  • How can I access the class schedule?
    Our class schedule is available on our website and the Wix Fit App, and you can also pick up a printed schedule at the studio. Feel free to check it online or call us for the most up-to-date information.
  • Do I need to book classes in advance?
    While walk-ins are welcome, we recommend booking classes in advance, especially during peak times, to secure your spot. You can easily book through the Wix Fit App, online through our website, or call us to reserve your spot.
  • What should I bring to a yoga class?
    We recommend bringing comfortable movement attire, a water bottle, and a yoga mat. Props are provided and mats are available if you don't have your own.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We have a 6-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 6 hours before the class to avoid being charged.
  • Do you offer private yoga sessions?
    Yes, we offer private one-on-one sessions, which you can read about and book here:
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