About Us

Karuna typically translates as “compassion” in English. The word comes from the Sanskrit Kara, meaning “to do '' or “to make”  indicating an action-based form of compassion rather than the pity or sadness associated with the English translation. Karuna is the doing of something to alleviate suffering. Karuna is a key element in the yogic path, enabling one to open the door to enlightenment. 


We live in a world where our outer existence is the main focus of our journey towards happiness and fulfillment and possibly enlightenment. For years philosophers, psychologists, and even scientists have come to the conclusion that we are so much more than our shell and by adapting certain life skills that can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfillment. This state is referred to as mindfulness and it is accessible to each and every one of us. 

Through the correct guidance one can learn to engage all your senses and become aware of your body, emotions and thoughts and the external environment you walk upon, thus feeling more intuitive and connected. This journey is a continued journey with no set end destination but the focus would be your personal growth on your path to fulfillment.

Karuna Yoga is a collective movement towards guiding people that are embarking on their journey to happiness and fulfillment and reaching their full potential by working holistically with Mind, body, and soul and helping them live a life filled with peace and passion, and purpose.



Annemie Smith

Annemie has always been seeking out truths and myths in the wellness industry. Raised with the principles that living a balanced life in and out of the gym or your yoga mat is key to a fulfilling life. She's always been passionate about movement and how the body reacts to certain methods of training. Qualified personal trainer and RYT200 Yoga instructor. Always doing research and finding new ways to improve herself in order to help my client better every time. 


“I believe if we can access and improve all parts of our being, through working with mind body and soul we will find a state of true euphoria and bliss and inevitably peace" 


Haley Murphree

Haley’s journey with Yoga has been a healing journey. After battling with depression, she began her practice in late 2016. After experiencing deep healing, awakening and growth she went on to complete her 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Haley is deeply passionate about healing - using movement, mindfulness and meditation as the doorway to transforming oneself. Through her own healing journey she has been able to first hand experience the healing benefits of Yoga, and holds great reverence for the practice of Yoga because of this. Yoga has opened the doors to a healthier, happier and more healed life for Haley. Her ultimate wish is for people to release trauma and heal themselves in order to find their True self. It is her greatest pleasure to witness healing and growth in her students, she can’t wait to move and heal with you!

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness.”



Contact Us

Karuna Yoga

Namaskar Wellness Hub

Corner William Nicol Drive & Mulbarton Road,

Lonehill, Fourways

Tel: 063 691 5267

Email: info@karunayoga.co.za

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