Find tranquillity at Yoga Harmony and Wellness Centre

Yoga Harmony and Wellness Centre is situated in the heart of Menlyn in the beautiful, arty shopping village, Cape Connection. It offers a wide variety of yoga classes for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners. It also offers reflexology, aromatherapy, sports massage, deep-tissue massage, lymph drainage, reiki, kinesiology and other beauty services. Co-owner Helen Garde tells us more about the business.

How did your business start?
Natasha (reflexologist and holistic therapist) and I qualified as yoga teachers and had no idea where to open our own studio as we were working for other yoga studios and gyms at that time. Natasha is a qualified reflexologist and was looking for premises to rent for her practice. We came across the premises at Cape Connection Centre and the only space available to rent was bigger than she required so she prompted me to go into business with her. We combined a yoga studio and wellness centre.

Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
We chose Cape Connection Centre in Garsfontein Road as we loved the arty vibe and the feel of the centre. It’s is also very well located and close to the N1 off-ramp, which makes it very accessible.

How did you find your premises?
Cape Connection has always been one of my favourite centres. One day I went to the health shop at the centre and heard that there was a shop available to rent.

Why are the premises ideally suited to your business?
The centre is in the heart of Menlyn, but it feels as though you’re in a very tranquil environment surrounded by nature. This is ideal for our practice as it’s an open, arty village centre with a holistic feel.

Who are your neighbours?
Healthways Health Shop, Carte Flora Florists, a hair salon, and Lift and Tuck.

What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?
The rental is high in our area as its prime property, and very central.

How many people go through your store each day?
It’s hard to ascertain how many people frequent our business as it varies from day to day.

Do you have any expansion plans?
Yes, we’ll be expanding soon. The yoga studio will be made bigger with wooden flooring and we’ll also have more changing rooms. Once we’ve settled, we’d like to open a Heath Shack selling fresh juices and healthy snacks.

Do you operate online as well?
We don’t currently operate online, as we feel there’s no need for it at the moment.

What’s your most popular item/service?
All of our services are popular: the yoga classes, wellness services as well as the beauty salon.

See for yourself:
Yoga Harmony
082 309 7482
helen@yogharmony.co.za