Yoga at Phinda Rock Lodge

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Specialist and private guides

From the moment you touch down in South Africa, to the moment you leave, &Beyond will be at your side throughout your adventure. The wealth of expertise found in our private and specialist guides, ground logistics team, and over 2 000 &Beyonders translates into a guest travel experience unlike any other!

Meet your specialist yoga facilitator

Dr Tanya Pergola is an internationally acclaimed award-winning author, inspirational speaker, community development orchestrator, healing safari guide, and yoga and meditation instructor. For twenty years she has been sharing timeless indigenous wisdom tailored to help individuals with modern-day stresses. Her approach to health and well-being encourages true transformation in people and in the communities they touch.

Born in the United States, Tanya holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Psychology. She is a Chopra Certified Vedic Educator, a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has apprenticed with traditional Maasai healers in East Africa for over ten years, as well as worked with the San Bushmen of Southern Africa. Dr Tanya’s insight into these ancient wisdom traditions gives her a different perspective when it comes to applying these methods in modern times. Dr Tanya holds public and private yoga and meditation classes all over the world, and she is the founder of The Pergola Method.

During this retreat, you will be introduced to The Pergola Method. The surname ‘Pergola’ means a garden structure that gives climbing plants a structure, and provides support during times of growth and transformation. The method is Dr Tanya’s own combination of Ayurvedic and Maasai holistic wisdom, a supportive aid to creating a healthy, balanced structure in your life. One of her signature programmes is the ‘Safari Guides of Wisdom’ training.

Finest Guides

&Beyond is renowned for having some of the most highly trained, professional, passionate and knowledgeable guides, rangers, naturalists and trackers at each of our 29 lodges and camps. We are committed to the on-going up-skilling of our rangers, guides and trackers, ensuring that they place the highest priority on guest safety, guest delight and conservation and that they provide our guests with an informative, interpretive, safe and memorable wilderness experience. Rest assured, that on your stay Phinda Private Game Reserve, your private ranger will be handpicked to create a journey like no other.

Our professional team of guides in Cape Town are available to accompany you on a range of half-day or full-day tours catering to a variety of interests. Our guides are carefully selected for their authentic local knowledge and ability to create extraordinary guest experiences. With detailed knowledge of the city’s history, culture and attractions, they ensure that you are always feeling safe, comfortable and happily entertained.

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