Sharline Rofail

Sharline is originally from Johannesburg where she studied a degree in Fine Arts and ran her own small cafes for many years. She then moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she studied a degree in Global Nutrition and Health, specialising in Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy. Living in Copenhagen presented many inspiring opportunities for her to learn from and work with various KPJAYI authorised Ashtanga teachers from around the globe such as her long term teacher Mikko Seppinen. In 2015 she moved to Cape Town to head the Ashtanga program for Mysore Yoga Cape Town. Sharline brings with her more than a decade of dedicated practice and teaching experience, and travels to Mysore regularly to study with Sharath Jois. In 2018, Sharline qualified as a Brain-Body-Balance practitioner, a neuromuscular therapy that resets the brain-to-body feedback into blocked or injured parts of the body.

Kalyan is originally from the UK, has a background in springboard and highboard diving and studied Fine Art at university. Diving was her first love. She fell in love with this beautiful, exquisite sport and adored the daily discipline, precision, control, and dedication it entailed. Kalyan’s yogic journey began in Edmonton, Canada, with yin yoga. Kalyan began teaching yin in 2008 and subsequently became qualified to teach a variety of other forms of yoga. She is also a TMI yoga therapist for mental health. However, it was only once she had finished diving and came to an ashtanga class, that she stopped searching, having found the practice closest to her heart. Kalyan found that ashtanga yoga nourished similar aspects of herself in the absence of comparison, ageism and elitism rampant in competitive sport, in an inclusive, 8-petalled spiritual practice open to all. Kalyan is a devoted student of Paramguru Sharath Jois in Mysore, who she returns to study with annually, and certified teacher Hamish Hendry in London. In June 2018 Kalyan received Sharathji’s blessing to teach the full intermediate series as an authorised level 2 KPJAYI teacher. Kalyan loves the ashtanga practice deeply and feels it is such an honour, privilege and sacred responsibility to share this method as it has been passed down to her.