wild thing
(camatkarasana)

the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart

about

WILD THING began as a beautiful yoga studio in Cape Town founded by Lexi Ryman and Dominique Vieira. The Sanskrit translation of WILD THING or camatkarasana means ‘the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart’ and that is exactly what this space is for us. We have both been practitioners of this practice for over 10 years, and we are consistently reminded of just how powerful the work really is when it comes to navigating this human experience and all that comes with it.


For now, our studio and class offerings remain online as a result of the global situation we all find ourselves in. We have never been more resolute in our belief that the yoga practice is integral in the collective global and personal healing work we all have ahead of use. Our asana practice is informed by the Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga, but is far more holistic in terms of the movement modalities we weave into class. We believe that yoga is for everybody and every body, and we aim to share the practice in a way that empowers you to feel the practice in your own body and integrate it into your life when you step off of the mat.


A love for yoga, a heart-led pursuit of this ever deepening practice, and the desire to share this incredible, ancient knowledge system is where this all started. WILD THING, in all her forms, is that love and space in a tangible form.

our offerings


on the mat

download our app

We have upgraded our online classes and have built you an app! Well, we haven’t. The incredible team at Sudor have built us something so beautiful - and we are so grateful to be partnering with them. These on-demand classes mean you literally have a whole lot of wild thing in your pocket, for you to tap into whenever you can make the time to do so. The app is available on apple and android and we really, truly can’t wait for you to try it.

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Please tag us if you choose to share any moments of your practice with us - we really love connecting with all of you beautiful humans.
200 hour yoga teacher training and embodiment course

Our wild thing 200 hr ytt + embodiment course is so much more than just a yoga teacher training.
It is so much more.

It is an embodiment course.
A compilation of everything we have learnt about the yoga practice thus far, and everything we think you need to know about this sacred practice and what it means to practice it, and share it authentically, with integrity in the modern world.

we have brought in the best of the best for you to learn from - because we believe there is absolutely no substitute for expertise and our guest lecturers have that in abundance.

You will learn to teach a yoga class, safely and with confidence.
But and also

You will learn so much more.
About yourself and what it is like to move through this world in a conscious, connected way.

This course is designed to empower you
To help you connect to you and to a community that supports you
And to help you find your voice.

Because your voice matters.

This course is so much more than just a ytt.

In deep recognition of the inequality that pervades the wellness space, we have diversified our teaching staff, put scholarships and mentorship programs in place to make this experience as accessible as possible. We are so grateful to be working with some of the thought leaders we admire most, who have shaped and inspired our practice and teachings over the years. This ytt aims to assist in the decolonisation of the practice and the way it is often taught and shared in our modern world. In addition to this, one quarter of each full payment contributes to a sliding scale scholarship for someone to complete their teacher training which means for every four sign ups paid in full, we issue a scholarship. Please note that scholarships will only be for Black, Indigenous, Indian and people of colour.

off the mat

bespoke wellness coaching

We believe that wellness is not merely the absence of disease, but rather a state and way of being you can practice every day.
Both of us have a wealth of tools, experience, knowledge and wisdom from courses and certifications that we draw on every day to help us move through this life - that we simply don't have the time to share with you in our asana / yoga teaching space.

We have always believed that the practice of yoga extends far beyond the asana practice, and this coaching offer is just that - the practice of yoga off the mat.

What our coaching offer is:
  • a coaching container based on mutual respect, understanding and integrity
  • a safe space for your healing
  • a space where we will co-create a self-healing toolbox, filled with practices and techniques totally tailored to your experience

What our coaching offer is not:
  • a quick fix
  • something you can do unless you are ready to step into your own power as the protagonist of your own story
  • a replacement for traditional therapy - we are very clear on our scope of practice and where our boundaries lie

This is for you if:
  • you are feeling a little disconnected, confused, lost or unsure of what to do with yourself in this life. We will show you how to connect to yourself and your self, to figure out what it is that you truly desire from this one beautiful life you have chosen to live, as you, and together we will figure out the next right step for you.
  • you need help seeing, feeling into and finding your zone of genius. We will help you find it, and hold the door open for you while you step into that space.
  • you feel like you are ready to invest in your own wellness and in yourself.

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teacher trainings

200 hour yoga teacher training

The ONE thing we have said since we did our first teacher training and became teachers ourselves is that we wished EVERYONE would do a teacher training, even if they never ever taught an asana class afterwards because of how much you learn that has nothing to do with how to balance on your hands.

We went into our first 200hr TTs thinking we were going to learn how to teach a yoga class, and we did, but by the time the TT was over we had this feeling like teaching a yoga class was actually more of a happy byproduct of some other kind of transformational magic. The magic?

Self awareness.

Connection to yourself.

The healing power of being in community with other humans while learning about one of the most sacred, ancient practices of cultivating wellness in your own life.

What it means to show up in the world as your most authentic self with a voice to match.

In deep recognition of the inequality that pervades the wellness space, we have diversified our teaching staff, and are so grateful to be working with some of the thought leaders we admire most. This ytt aims to decolonise the practice and the way it is often taught and shared in our modern world.

In addition to this, one quarter of each full payment contributes to a sliding scale scholarship for someone to complete their teacher training which means for every four sign ups paid in full, we issue a scholarship. Please note that scholarships will only be for Black, Indigenous, Indian and people of colour.

We are so excited and so ready to share with you our latest offering. Our intention is to hold space for you and to share all the lessons we have learnt with you along the way. We have poured so much of ourselves into this program and we can't wait to keep sharing what we have in store for all of you.

our 200hr online ytt is ready for you



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Everything you need to know before you yoga...

Yay. We’re excited you want to try out our little Wild Thing studio and we can’t wait to meet you. Whether you are brand new to yoga or whether you find yourself bound up in Eagle in your sleep, we want you to enjoy our studio space as much as we do.

What time to arrive

The studio will be ready for you 30 minutes before the class starts. Please make sure that you aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class is scheduled to start. We value your time and our classes start promptly on time.

Facilities

As much as we love yoga pants, we also acknowledge that sadly, in this life, they are not always deemed appropriate attire. We have beautiful shower and change-room facilities available for your use. We also have lockers where you can store your valuables, baggage and problems.

Mats and towels

Whether or not you have your own yoga mat we have mats available for rent. If you’re someone who gets a good sweat on just thinking about exercise we also have non-slip yoga towels available for you to rent. If you want to take things to the next level and put a ring on it you can buy both mats and the towels from us too.

Time to get your yoga on

If it’s your first time and you’re worried about what to wear - active-wear is what you’re going for. Make sure it’s something you’re comfortable in and something that you can move in. When you arrive (15 minutes before your class) sign-in at the front desk, wink at your yoga teacher, grab a water and head through to the change room. Leave your shoes, socks, cell phone and worries behind in the change room and head on into the studio to get your zen on.

Can you hear that? It’s your mat calling you…

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