“Nthupula has an embodied love and appreciation for yoga, having journeyed from a dramatically disconnected relationship to her body (not being ‘athletic’ or having an interest in physical movement) to a daily hot yoga practice, as a perpetual student, that supports the honour of teaching.
This journey began when Nthupula literally stumbled upon a gym yoga class at the age of 17, leading to an intermittent affair with yoga for over 10 years. A dear friend lured Nthupula into a Hot 26 class at YogaLife in 2021, and from that class onwards yoga truly became life! Curiosity, and a desire to deepen her practice, led Nthupula to do the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at YogaLife — the entrepôt for Nthupula to develop a spirit of inquiry and an expanded capacity, and discipline, to sit in (and lovingly heal) the physical/emotional/mental/energetic bodies. True to its dynamism, yoga is more than a tool for healing — it continuously proves itself to be an incredible container for play and growth.
Nthupula’s values resonate with Smai Tawi (Kemetic Yoga) in which asana facilitates a state of unity and harmony through the integration of all aspects of the self, aligning with the divine essence within the wild human — no supposition, just an invitation to movement medicine. Nthupula fundamentally understands (and appreciates) asana as non-performative and healthful for a sustained life practice, and loves to weave her intuition and innate gifts into a safe, evocative, and guided self-exploration for students of all bodies.”