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relax and restore.

every month. all for animals.


practice with ddfd.

As the sun sets on the last Friday of every month, Michelle Banwell (DDFD founder, yoga instructor, and Neuroscience PhD candidate) offers restorative yin yoga in aid of animal shelters. Everybody, with all levels of yoga experience, is welcome to join us on a monthly basis at The Loft on Kloof from 5.15pm - 6.45pm to tune out the world and turn inwards to the breath and body.


Yin is a slow, melty, restorative yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system through holding poses for an extended period of time using the support of props.  While all yoga emphasises the synergy between breath and mindful movement, yin's soothing, slow stretches create space to restore the mind and body. 

You can register for this month's yin immersion here. Registration and a donation of minimum R 150 secures your place in our space, with all proceeds going to animal shelters. 



here's why you should practice yin.


As well as delivering a juicy muscle stretch, yin targets deeper connective tissue - fascia, joints, and ligaments. Lengthening connective tissue enhances flexibility and mobility. 


Intentional breathwork enriches oxygenation of cells throughout the body. In turn, this promotes more effective blood circulation.


Research continues to demonstrate that mindful practices improve cognitive function, emotional processing, stress reduction, and immune response. 


Yin stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the opposite of the fight-or-flight response). This lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol (stress hormone) release, which aids recovery from physical and mental stress.

register for yin.

Our next Yin Yoga Immersion will take place at The Loft on Kloof on Friday 26 July from 5.15pm - 6.45pm. Please fill in the form below to book your spot.

Is this your first DDFD Yin Yoga Immersion?

thank you! we'll see you soon!

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