Our Teachers

Meet our teachers who will guide you in your own personal Yoga journey

Potch Yoga Teacher - Estelle Strydom
Estelle Strydom


Estelle is a dietician working at the North-West University. She has been practicing Yoga for 9 years, including Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga styles. She has been teaching at Potch Yoga for 4 years.


Estelle completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course in 2017 with Trifocus Fitness Academy, and a 200 hour Teacher Training Course in India accredited with the International Yoga Alliance. She also completed a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course with Bliss Baby Yoga in 2019.

Janelize van der Merwe


Janelize is a senior lecturer at the School of Music at the North West University. She has experience with different Yoga styles from all over the world and has been teaching Yoga classes at Potch Yoga since 2018. 


Janelize is currently completing her Teacher Training course.  

Potch Yoga Teacher - Estelle Strydom
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Chakira Pelser


Chakira is a postgraduate student in microbiology at the North West University. She started practicing Yoga during her first year of undergraduate studies and appreciates how it has benefited her life physically and mentally. 

Chakira completed her teacher training with the Wellness Connection in 2020. Her favourite part of yoga is to see improvement and growth, in herself as well as in others practicing with her.