Gyan Mudra

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" 


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Micaella Jones

Expressive movement has always been part of who I am. I danced for many years and when I stopped I felt lost until I found yoga and decided to take the steps to become a teacher. My happiness is seeing others grow, transform and sit in peace with themselves. I look forward to working with you all on the special journey that is a yogic practice. 



Contact Us

Karuna Yoga

25 Queens Road, Bryanston

Tel: 063 691 5267


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