Two sisters, Sanet and Karien, skilled in complimentary healing treatments and activities joined forces to create Breathe-Bodyandmind.
Specialising in healing massage and body therapy treatments, bespoke body care products and yoga classes, Breathe-Bodyandmind aims to bring nourishment to body, mind and soul.
Sanet runs the massage salon and manufactures the salon's bespoke body care products. Read more about Sanet below.
Karien teaches group yoga classes on specified dates. Read more about Karien below and see the yoga classes page for class time tables and packages
Sanet qualified in Aromatherapy Massage, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology in 1997 at the School of Lilian Terry International in Pretoria South Africa. She moved to London in 2000 to further her knowledge at one of the lead training schools in the UK, Gateway Workshops Ltd. In 2010 after 4 years of training with Gateway Workshops she received an offer to teach in the South East London area focusing on holistic massage and spiritual courses.
Sanet specialises in tension release massage for back, neck, shoulder, scalp and face using Chinese meridians and acupressure points aligned to each client’s needs. Sanet holds more than 30 qualifications including Aromatherapy, Massage Treatments, Beauty Treatments, Alternative Healing Treatments and product manufacturing. Read more about Sanet's qualifications further down the page.
Sanet is currently developing skills development courses for South African massage therapists and will assist any salon or spa with skills development training and development of signature treatments for their salon or spa.
“I am an intuitive massage therapist and massage is my art.
My treatments are more than just massage - it heals on all levels. You cannot work on the physical body without affecting the energy or vibration of the body and vice versa.
Your body communicates with you. Stress affects our energy and more often than not, it manifests in our physical body as pain, dis-ease and or illness. Massage is a wonderful tool as it assists the body and muscles in releasing stress, tension and/or trauma.
Muscles have cells and cells have memory and through regular massage we bring positive memory back to the muscles and the body as a whole.
I believe massage is a necessity and not a luxury.”
Karien has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and completed her 200 hour teachers’ training certificate under Geraldine Anderson and Tracy Roering from Yoga Mantra during 2017. Karien is also certified to teach yoga for all trimesters.
She contiunes to grow her knowledge by completing short courses on yoga therapy and restorative yoga through Yoga International.
Karien further qualified as a Yin Yoga Teacher under Regina Kerschbaumber from Yoga Orchid in 2019 and is a full member of the Yoga Teacher's Fellowship, South Africa.
Karien's focus is changing more and more to restorative, therapy and yin yoga as a juxtaposition to the stronger Iyengar-based Hatha Yoga. This slower, gentler styles of yoga will benefit older yogis, athletes, body builders and other sports-men and women to stretch and lengthen shortened and tight muscles.
“I use yoga as a tool to help reduce the stress of our daily lives, to heal and nurture the body, mind and soul. As I grow older and more and more aware of my own body's response to main-stream yoga, I realise the need to adapt poses for specific physical needs, age, injuries.
Yoga is a very personal journey and every yogi has different strengths and abilities. Yoga is accessible to everyone and with modifications, most yoga asanas (postures) can be practiced safely by all. In yoga, we listen to our bodies and aim to do no harm."