enjoy a free week of yoga

YogaLife offers a variety of yoga classes that meet a wide range of needs unique to each individual. Classes satisfy the fitness enthusiast, incorporate a meditative thread, and are available to practitioners at all levels – beginner through advanced – in heated and non-heated rooms. The focus is on consistent instruction delivery and guiding a sustainable practice through skillful and creative posture sequencing.

Practicing yoga and meditation does not guarantee a stress or pain-free life, but rather teaches us how to effectively manage life’s difficulties and become transformed by them. Only through the cultivation of compassion for our own personal journey can we align with our purpose, begin to practice authentic unconditional regard for others,and become the conscious society we aspire to.

All residents new to YogaLife can enjoy one week’s unlimited yoga, absolutely free. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the well-documented benefits that regular yoga practise offer.

YogaLife
127 Waterkant Street
De Waterkant
Cape Town
t: 021 418 2884
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revive – reheat – relax

Overlooking Table Mountain and the flowing water ways of Canal Walk, Life Day Spa Cape Town was created to provide sanctuary from the stresses of modern day life. The earthy yet chic decor exudes a stylishly soothing energy that will revive even the weariest body. Although no expense was spared in the creation of this superb facility, treatments are surprisingly affordable.

B-guided readers are invited to indulge in a two-hour Revive – Re-heat – Relax winter warmer package guaranteed to soothe and rejuvenate mind, body and soul – for just R490. The full package includes:
* Delicious cup of herbal tea
* Muscle-melting hot stone back massage
* Revitalising skin care treatment
* Express manicure or pedicure
* Steam room and sauna

Call to book – quoting b-guided – at 021 525 3883 or email john@lifedayspact.co.za
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm; Saturday 8am – 7pm; Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 5pm

For more info on Life Day Spa visit their website

november birthday specials at glasshouse rejuvenation for men

Since November 2005, Glasshouse has provided a stylish, masculine haven for the men of Cape Town, where they’ve indulged in relaxing, rejuvenating treatments and luxurious extras like a hot cappuccino, cold beer or exclusive whiskey while catching up on the day’s events on a large screen TV.

To celebrate their seventh year, the team at Glasshouse is offering a number of specials throughout November:

Birthday Specials

  • Buy any 3 Dermalogica, Lamelle or Thalgo products and receive a complimentary wet shave, express facial or mini peel.
  • Buy any 4 Dermalogica, Lamelle or Thalgo products and receive a free gift and a complimentary wet shave, express facial or mini peel.

Birthday Package

  • Hair cut, express facial and 30min Swedish massage: R 650 (normally R810)

Celebration Package

  • Any advanced facial, 60min Swedish massage and express mani & pedi: R1,060 (normally R1,320)

Hair Specials

  • 20% of all Redken Colour Chromatics and/or highlighting.
  • Gents hair cut and customized Redken Chemistry treatment for only R340.
  • Buy any 3 Redken hair products and receive a complimentary intra force scalp stimulate treatment.

All the specials listed above are valid until the end of November 2012.

WIN
To stand a chance to win a Birthday Package (haircut, express facial and 30min Swedish massage), head over to the Glasshouse Facebook page, Like it, and leave a comment stating how old Glasshouse is this month. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

GLASSHOUSE
021 419 9599/8
Unit 110a The Foundry
74 Prestwich Street
Greenpoint

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summer of redemption

With a name like Redemption Martial Arts & Fitness, you may be forgiven for imagining tough men getting fit by fighting it out. Yeah, you’ll likely find said tough men, but ladies, too, find the workouts at Redemption the best way to achieve excellent results, fast.

One of the most results-driven classes with guaranteed results is POWR BOX 1200. It blends authentic kickboxing training with intense calorie burning exercises and phenomenal resistance training and takes fitness to a whole new level, not to mention burning up to 1200 calories in an hour session! Nothing else comes close.

This class is all about fitness, toning and weight loss. You burn fat and tone up by punching and kicking a real hanging heavy bag. The resistance from hitting the bag burns more calories and tones muscles faster than if you were just punching and kicking the air. The punches and kicks are kept basic to focus on the fitness aspect of the workout rather than the martial art itself, plus building and strengthening muscle with TRX suspension training, body weight resistance training, medicine ball training, stability ball training and lots more.

Since the class is for beginners and advanced members, it is geared for each member to go at his or her own pace and build up their pace each class.

Owner Arran McKenzie is passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and believes that with commitment and consistency, anything is possible. Passion aside, this two-time South African Kickboxing champ knows his stuff, which explains why the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Sonny Boy Williams, and the Royal Navy and South African boxing teams train at Redemption when in town.

You’ll find Redemption Martial Arts & Fitness Centre at their new premises on the 9th Floor of the Tulbagh Centre,where Arran says, the space is triple that of the Bree Street studio, with better facilities.

To find our more about POWR BOX 1200 or any of the other classes on offer, visit the website, email redemption@mweb.co.za or call Arran on 082 612 7472.

a fresh look at health

Given that so many supermarkets now stock nutritional and natural health products, it may seem to be convenient to pick up what one needs while doing grocery shopping, but choosing the right product without professional assistance – or worse, buying products based on claims on the product label – is not a good idea. For me, a health shop with qualified staff that truly know their products, is the only option.

Andrea Mills, owner of Integrity Health Shop knows her stuff. Andrea is an Australian-trained naturopath, nutritional therapist and FLT (First Line Therapy) practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in the health industry.

Based originally in Somerset West, Andrea relocated to Cape Town when the ideal location opened became available. Somerset West’s loss is our gain, because not only does Integrity Stock the best tried and tested health products and homeopathic herbal remedies, the shop also offers wheat and gluten free products, oils, nuts, dried fruits and more. There’s also a wonderful selection of teas available at the Tea Bar, which offers tea tasting every day.

The store also offers free mini health consultations and qualified advice and customers can be confident of personal service and the best advice on everything from diet and lifestyle to medication and stress management.

Here’s to a healthy new you.

Trading hours:
Monday to Thursday: 09h00 to 18h00
Friday: 09h00 to 17h00
Saturday and Public Holidays: 09h00 to 13h00

INTEGRITY HEALTH SHOP
021 426 7171
71 New Church Street (Cnr Park)
Gardens

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A Spier Secret Festival

It is delectable food and wine and all things divine. A festival largely kept secret, save for the exclusive ears who care to listen for the exceptionally fine tastes and tantalizing tit bits of high class trends and tricks of the trade, revolutionary workshops, sustainable practices that are second to none as well as focusing on ethical production of all sorts. The Spier Secret Festival has made a leap for 2016, and even though it has been successfully held at the sensationally beautiful Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch for the last 4 years, this year Johannesburg is the unbelievably lucky residency to this unbelievably phenomenal experience.

The move was largely inspired by the pop-up Spier Secret Courtyard Bar which took place on Juta Street in 2014, the success and energetic response was remarkable and as Cellar Master Frans Smit puts it, “Spier Secret couldn’t wait to get back to the Joburg energy.” Amongst other things, the Johannesburg programme includes an entire range of incredibly interesting speakers, of which Cateringa & Kompanen hailing from the Netherlands bring an interactive eating experience involving the new super food of the future, algae to the table. There is also the founder of F.A.T, and Author of Pickled who graces the marvelous Spier Secret lineup, bringing unknown inside secrets from behind the scenes of the extraordinary science of sauces amongst other things.

The Spier Secret Festival is not to be missed, especially now that they have decided to make a move into Gauteng territory for 2016. It is definitely an experience of a lifetime and more details and updates can be found on their regularly updated Facebook page, alternatively you can visit their website on www.spiersecret.co.za. Magically marvelous, and a secret best explored.