About The Teacher
About Fran's (Sundari Lalita Devi) Yoga
Fran has been practicing yoga since her early 20s. Her instructor beginnings found their roots at Ananda Sanga Educational Institute (ASEI) in Somerset West, where she completed her internationally recognised 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification. She further qualified in Pre- and Post-Natal (Pregnancy) Yoga as well as the healing MYYO Technique through ASEI.
Naturally, this lead to travels and training in India. On separate occasions she trained further in the deeper aspects of the bodymind from inspiring teachers at Palpung Sherabling Monastery (Palampur, Himachal Pradesh) and Yoga Vidya Gurukul Ashram (Nashik, Maharashtra) where she completed her 500Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Yoga Vidya Gurukul. She has also had the honour of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence (Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh).
She has also trained and certified in Budokon Yoga, a strong and powerful practice combining Mixed Martial Arts and yoga movement forms, and Aerology, aerial movement and mindfulness.
She has had the privilege to facilitate and lecture on a number of teacher trainings and courses. However, it is the 'forever the student' attitude that motivates her to continue exploring this life long journey of yoga. Fran's intention is to promote the use of yoga to assist balance and healing.
Her practice, training and teaching style is spiritually based with its roots in Integral and Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. Typically, Integral Yoga classes consist of a carefully selected and intelligently sequenced series ofasanas (physical yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and yoga nidra (deep conscious relaxation and visualisation). Vinyasa (flow) is an important aspect of all classes, building up to a mainasana and a calming down thereafter.
With the diverse tool-kit she has acquired over the years, she shapes her teaching to best reach her students. Fran believes that anyone who can breathe can practice yoga: it is for everyone!
She has been involved in teaching a number of teacher training courses since 2016. She has collaborated with other like-minded yogis and now offers a variety of workshops to help immerse the practitioner deeper into their practice or to train the practitioner to qualify as a certified 200Hr Yoga Teacher under Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India. Fran is a member of the Yoga Teacher Fellowship in South Africa.