Sunday, March 6, 2011


Not a typical Sunday for me. Waking up with a dry mouth only the Sahara could compete with, the last thing I was in the mood for was going out and working, but hangover be damned, I was not going to miss the chance to visit one of the best flats in Joburg. The reason, well Past Experiences and Monsoon Yoga have teamed up to offer people the chance to do yoga in unique places in the CBD. This was the second event held, the first being at the Ansteys Building on Joubert Street. This new location is the brain child of our new friend John and home to him and his girlfriend Alicia... Two of the luckiest people in the world in my opinion!

The apartment is situated on Plein Street across from the Home Affairs in the Anchor Building. 18 Floors up, the deck and pool area give you unparalleled views of the city. All the landmarks are there, to the north you have an uninterrupted view of Hillbrow and the Tower, from the pool it is a clear line of sight to the Nelson Mandela bridge and the Brixton Tower, and the west gives you the the Diamond Building, Newtown, Soccer City and the Mine Dumps... a sight that will take away the breath of any Jozi enthusiast.

Sitting with our feet in the pool, basking in the Sunday afternoon sun, John recalled his experiences while renovating this jewel in the heart of the city, and I must say it was very difficult to contain that green monster called jealousy. He recounted what he had done that weekend, sitting in the pool in the afternoon with some good reading material and a glass of wine, passing the time while the city beneath quietened down, and I could only imagine the tranquility of it all... envious I am!

While we were relaxing on the deck with our feet in the pool, Alicia was busy in their lounge, hosting a yoga class lead by Charlize Tomaselli, a good friend of mine who has returned from India with her training as a Yoga Instructor. This event is EXCLUSIVE, and no one else offers something like this in the city, so it is limited to 10 people per class, but it is worth it. This is another initiative lead by Past Experiences to get people back into the city, view the city in a different light and get people to use the city in a way that they normally wouldn't.

This is an awesome event and I recommend it to everyone. Charlize is not only professional and awesome at what she does, she is passionate about yoga and sharing it with the world!

If people are interested in this event and any others happening in Joburg, you can find information on facebook with Past Experiences and Monsoon Yoga. There is a link at the bottom of this page that you can follow.

Until our next adventure!

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