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21 Days Hatha/Ishta Tradtional Yoga Teacher Training in South Africa

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    10 Days Life Transforming Yoga Retreat South Africa

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      6 Day Online Yoga Nidra Course

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      Jennifer Fitzsimmons

      Reviews (21)

      Belinda Botha

      from South Africa, November 2019

      "Life changing and inspirational experience!"

      I am not even sure where to start to ensure this yoga teachers training retreat get the 7 start review it deserves. I left completely changed, on so many different levels (intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual) and felt the training was some of the best in the world. The accommodation was spectacular, the food prepared fresh with love, vegetarian (as per my request), beautifully presented and delicious. The welcoming atmosphere filled with love, peace, fun, flexibility, customization, hospitality and individual care was second to none! Jen and her husband Lee are the ultimate hosts, professional and courteous, but fun and relaxing. A winning combination for sure!

      Then over to my teacher trainer, Jen. I strongly feel that I have just completed my epic 200 hours teachers training with one of the most gifted, inspiring, fun, sincere, transparent, professional, accommodating and knowledgeable Yoga Teacher Trainers on planet ocean... Jen has this remarkable ability to instantly connect with you and tailor the course to your specific needs, personality, limitations and abilities. I left a changed human, a true yogini, on so many different levels! I recommend this place to all that is searching and have not yet found what they are looking for in their yoga training journey.... I think and feel different, about myself, yoga, the universe, the planet. How fabulous (and yes I will be back for my 500 hours course!)....Do not even think about it twice, just go! 🤗💙 Thanks Jen

      Maleke Fourati

      from Switzerland, February 2019

      "simply truly amazing and a life enlightening experience"

      The 21 days YTT with Jen was an absolutely amazing experience. Jen is extremely thorough, dedicated, knowledgeable and understanding. She has certainly deepened and enlightened my understanding of yoga and made me aware of its limitless beauty and power. I would recommend Jen to anyone, from starting their journey to being very experienced with the practice of yoga. The location is also an absolut bliss for a retreat. Lee and the rest of the family (that one will have the chance the meet once going there) are just as great and lovely.

      Zeenat Khan

      from United States, April 2018

      "Magical Experience "

      Jen... Words cannot describe her warmth and hospitality from the first point of contact. She instantly makes you feel at home. It was the start of an amazing journey for me with Jen leading the way. The accommodation was comfortable with breath taking views, beautiful sunrise from the deck and relaxing stroll with the dogs to watch sunset after your evening yoga session. Get back to a scrumptious dinner with Jen and Lee with great conversation. I can't wait to get back... Thank you Jen

      Paulina Sabell

      from Finland, March 2018

      "The best thing you can ever do!"

      Everything was just perfect during my stay with Jen and Lee at the yoga teacher’s training. Accommodation was luxurious,food amazingly good,surroundings so beautiful and peaceful, teaching top grade and the hosts could not have been more professional,kind and caring. You are pampered and you will change for the better. Do not hesitate to parttake in a course or a retreat - it’s the best thing you can do. I will miss it all, the walks with four lovely dogs, beautiful birds, yoga on the beach.. Thank you for an amazing experience,thanks also to the lovely housekeeping- Ntombikaya and Mso took super good care of everyone. Miss you!

      Candace Greeff

      from South Africa, February 2018

      "Pathways to true transformation"

      The sincerity and simplicity of a complete teaching of yoga with a focus on each student actually undergoing transformation within the space of the retreat. What Jen offers is the experience of the science not through asana, though this is more than adequately shared, but through the uncompromising addition of daily engagement with mantra, breath control, refined yoga nidra and gratitude as a way of life. Jen and her husband open their home to provide a very real and personal experience to each. I am deeply grateful for having trained with Pathways Academy of Life.

      Virginia Pool

      from DR Congo, May 2018

      "Quiétude "

      L’isolement et la tranquillité invite au repos et à la méditation. Le paysage est superbe. Bien plus qu’une simple retraite de yoga, Jen apporte sa touche personnelle et professionnelle, toujours attentionnée et au service de ses yogis. La retraite procure le bien-être espéré et fait prendre conscience de ce qu’est réellement le yoga.

      Patricia Ruggieri

      from Argentina, March 2018

      "Excelente experiencia"

      Entender q yoga es un viajeby no un destino, para lograr la unión de mente, cuerpo y espíritu

      Vanessa Bühring

      from Germany, February 2018

      "Best decision ever! "

      I had the most amazing time at Pathway Country Yoga Retreat, everything was better than I could ever expect it to be.

      Jen is a wonderful teacher. Lee, her husband is warm and engaging. The 4 dogs are the best dogs ever! The farm is beautiful. The food is more than perfect and delicious. The energy in the house is peaceful and full of love! I found a second home away from home!

      The Yoga Teaching Training Course was fantastic, I learned so much about yoga history, philosophy, meditation and how to become a yoga teacher and feel confident about it. Jens kind and loving words and her personal teaching style gave me the awareness to live a more fulfilled life! She changed my life completely!

      Thank you Jen and Lee! I'm very grateful for my time with you! Namaste! And a lot of love!

      Marjan Haarsma

      from Netherlands, March 2020

      "Absolutely life changing"

      After a very rough period in my life I booked a 10-day retreat with Jen. It said it would be life changing and it absolutely was. The universe knew I needed to be there on my own, so it was just me, Jen, her loving husband Lee and their 4 amazing dogs.

      On the second day we decided to change the 10-day retreat into a 100 hr yoga nidra teachers training. Jen is an excellent teacher, both on how to perform asana's but even more important on the philosophy behing yoga, the chakra's, pranayama (breath techniques) and the enormous power of yoga nidra. I learned it all. And every day I felt myself grow stronger and happier.

      I cried a lot of tears, lovingly guided by Jen. The beach yoga was fantastic, I spotted a whole family of giraffes on the game drive and the local market was a very nice experience.

      What also deserves attention is the great food Jen serves. Any wish was fullfilled: the breakfast, the salads, the currys, every bite was delicious!

      When I left I felt completely different, up to any challenge I have to face. I'm definitely coming back as to me this is the most beautiful place on earth with the most positive energy you can imagine.

      Thanks againg Jen and Lee. I now know that unconditional love really exists! X

      Iman Qarghahee

      from Denmark, January 2020

      "Life changing experience"

      When I arrived to the yoga retreat in South Africa I had no clue on what to expect. It was my first time going on such a retreat and I had no experience with yoga. But I got amazed with the whole experience! The location was beautiful and so peaceful, surrounded with nature. Jen the instructor and her husband Lee were so kind and welcoming, they are truly inspiring people and full with love to give. Jen has the ability to make you feel calm and in peace and has a huge passion for yoga that will impact you in a positive way. Everyday we practiced yoga twice and had lessons about the theory behind yoga, which was very interesting and so eye opening. The food that Jen cooks herself was healthy and tasteful, she makes anything you like and prefer with love. The bed rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff were so sweet and kind and their stories will touch your heart! We also got the opportunity to go on safari, since the retreat was very close to different game drives, which was an unforgettable experience! We also went to spa re-treatment place which was in a safari park where we could walk on our own and we got to see the animals. The four dogs Jen and Lee has are so friendly! Before coming to the retreat I was afraid of dogs and not that comfortable, but now I miss them! I can keep praising the place and the unforgettable experience that changed me in so many ways. Today I meditate every day and I appreciate life in a different way.

      Pam Saunder

      from South Africa, November 2019

      "excellent does not cover it 😊"

      From the moment I walked in I knew it was an amazing place . Jen is someone really special , words cannot describe . Jens knowledge and experience of yoga , and her teaching style are awesome . And the food .. well , I have never eaten such tasty, well presented , nutritious food served with such love . The accommodation is also out of this world and Jens husband Lee also makes everyone feel at home . I never wanted to leave . I will be back !! Thank you so much Jen and Lee xx

      Joanne Boyd

      from South Africa, October 2019


      Everyone experiences times in life when you need to consciously re-connect with your soul, realign and move forward more balanced and at peace. Thank you Jen and Lee for your amazing hospitality. Thank you Jen for your awesome yoga, meditations and workshops, for your fantastic food, and for opening your heart to all those in need. Namaste

      Layla Al-hajjaj

      from United Arab Emirates, June 2019

      "Right place, right time "

      The location is amazing if you are looking to be in the nature, and not within close proximity of a city. Accommodation is great! And Jen is not only a great holistic yoga teacher but also an excellent chef that prepares yummy healthy food that suites all dietary needs!

      The dogs in the farm are a plus, you will struggle upon leaning and saying good bye :(

      Thembi Lekganyane

      from South Africa, December 2018

      "7 day retreat "

      Jennifer and her husband Lee were the most attentive and welcoming hosts. Her attention to detail and general compassion for others made us feel like we are their extended family within the first day of our arrival.

      The food was made with lots of love and tasted good each time.

      Jennifer has a wealth of information to share about spirituality and yoga and it was a pleasure to experience it all in real life through her example.

      Claire Germiquet

      from South Africa, July 2018

      "I felt and heard my soul singing"


      I cannot find the words to adequately relay my experience at Pathways Yoga Country Retreat... From my amazing, encouraging and soul-filled instructor, Jen, to her laughing and friendly husband, Lee, to their four big and beautiful dogs who lavished love on me, to the staff who assisted in creating a welcoming physical environment.

      But actions often speak louder than words, so hopefully my extending my one week retreat to the three week Teacher Training is enough to show what a positively meaningful time I had here. This place and all of the people are etched in my soul now.

      Jen and Lee - namaste

      Noleen Seymour-dowd

      from Botswana, April 2018

      "Retreat 7 days"

      The surroundings are beautiful and natural

      Susan Bleichenbacher

      from Switzerland, June 2019

      "Tolle Erfahrung"

      Wunderschöne, ruhige Lage. Sehr viel gelernt über Yoga, die Lektionen wurden an das Niveau von den Teilnehmern angepasst. Sehr gutes, frisch zubereitetes Essen. Jen und ihr Mann Lee sind super nett und zuvorkommend. Sie machen das ganze zu einem tollen Erlebnis!

      Corinne Vuitel Kaplanseren

      from United States, May 2018

      "Un lieu pour se ressourcer"

      Un lieu magnifique perdu au milieu des champs de canne à sucre, idéal pour déconnecter. Jen et Lee nous accueillent comme des amis et on se sent à la maison. Jen prépare des plats délicieux et plein de saveurs.

      Le rythme des sessions de yoga et méditation est ok, le cours théorique de Jen ainsi que ses expériences personnelles donnent un éclairage global sur la pratique du yoga.

      Merci Jen, ton cours m'a permis de mettre ensemble ce que je connaissais en vrac du yoga.


      Pathways country yoga retreat was beyond an experience for me. During my 21 day teacher training, my expectations of being in isolation, removed from the world brought me to accept no person can never escape the every day reality that may bring discomfort, tension, stress or unwanted emotions. My experience here taught me accept myself and the world around me, which is the only way to embrace every day, and letting it be as is, is the only way I learned love, finding peace within myself and with the world around me.

      The practices Jen shared with me have given me an underling understanding I failed to interpret prior. The unification of my physical self and spiritual self through yoga. In this new found knowledge, I’ve learned yoga is the pure understanding or mastering of my physical body which becomes a transporting device to help my spiritual body to grow closer to truly knowing and loving myself, those around me and becoming more consciousness of all I am. These lessons have helped me find harmony, peace within and with all that is around me. I am no longer my title, my race, my belief or my status in the world. I identify myself as a unit, an instrumentation of love, where all parts work in unity to bring about a loving sound.

      My time at pathways taught me to practice non-judgement allowing acceptance of myself, in return accepting the world around me. Relinquish the need to judge any given circumstance as being wrong, good or bad. This profound knowledge is giving me peace within. My time with Jen taught me self-acceptance is the ultimate goal of yoga. Jen and Lee welcomed me in their home. Truly Accepted me of whom I am, beyond my gender, race and religion. I observed Jen does not only practice yoga, but literally lives teachings. The practices and principles shared during my time here truly reflected her life. Serving and loving each person present. Each meal prepared with love, each yoga session given and life coaching conversations through out the day. I’ve taken these practices upon my own life, the amazing transformation I’ve witnessed, how I view the world is more appreciative than tension or discomfort. Learned to serve others as I would wish upon myself. Being an instrument of love, life is much more rewarding and enjoyable. I believe this peace and harmony is for every person to experience and embrace. I strive to share this knowledge every person I come in contact with.