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About me

Born and raised in Switzerland I worked in the financial industry for years and studied business, finances and audit. In my free time I love to travel and spent time in nature. Today I live in South Africa and follow my passion for yoga and the African bush.


Yoga is a part of my daily practice. The feeling I have after a yoga class is the reason yoga why I like to share my practice with others. I completed my first 200h yoga teacher training in Berne, Switzerland, in 2019. With it yoga became an even more important part of my life, on and off the mat. Fascinated by the relevance and depth of the ancient philosophy I continued my studies during a 300h yoga teacher training in South Africa in 2021.


While yoga was my journey inwards I arrived in 2016 for the very first time in Southern Africa. I fell in love with the wild African bush and the stunning wildlife. Afterwards I regularly traveled to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and to Kenya. The enthusiasm for the bush never let go and led me to my Field and Trails Guide training.


I love combining my two passions in our Yoga Safaris in many different locations in Southern Africa (You find more information a bit further down the page).


  • Swiss Certified Accountant (2017)

  • Field Guide (NQF2) (2018)

  • Lead Trails Guide & ARH (2018/19)

  • 200h yoga teacher training with Janet Orzechowski Derrington and Heidi Aemisegger in Berne, Switzerland (2019)

  • 300h yoga teacher training with Tegan Burger and Aditi Gaur in South Africa (2021)

by Marina Marthaler

All about Yoga

Yoga has many aspects and there is something for everyone. I teach yoga to beginner as well as experienced yogis. Be it in a private, in a public and in a corporate setting.


If you are new to Yoga or have any physical concerns or preconditions, I am more than happy to speak with you individually.

In the following you find my current yoga offerings. If you have any request or questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message.

Open Classes


Private Classes

A Private Class allows you to have a session focusing on a specific needs, such as dealing with an injury or understanding specific asanas. If you're new to yoga, Private's are a great way to build a good foundation.

Privates's are doable as One-on-One, One-on-Two or a One-on-Three.

Investment: R 500 per Session (1 hour)


Are you looking for guided meditations? InsightTimer is a great platform with a huge selection of meditations. Following the link below, and you find some meditations I uploaded for you.


Yoga and Safari

There is only one thing better than yoga, it is to practice yoga in nature.


Come with me on a Yoga Safari in the wild of the African bush. We practice Yoga out in the bush while discovering the treasures of the African wild on foot and by vehicle.


Connect with nature while connecting within.


We conduct all our Yoga Safaris in Big Five reserves. During the retreat we practice asana, meditation, pranayama and find inspiration in ancient scriptures of the yoga tradition while we spend time on game walks and game drives exploring the wildlife of Southern Africa.


The link below leads you to our iLala Safaris website where you find more information about our Yoga Safaris.


All about Malas

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Are you looking for yoga inspired jewellery, yoga mala necklaces and bracelets that support you on your spiritual journey? All my malas are handmade with love and positive intentions.

I will create a custom mala especially for you with your intentions in mind, in accordance with a preferred colour or according to a focus you want to work on in life.

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For more information and to discuss your custom design please contact me:

is the journey
of the self
through the self
to the self.”

The Bhagavad Gita


Get InTouch

+41 79 735 1640 (CH) | +27 65 601 3677 (SA)

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