About Us

Getting to know us better

Mzansi School of Yogic Arts was born from the love of Yoga, and the vision to study it and share it with the world.

Mzansi School of Yogic Arts was born from the love of Yoga, and the vision to study it and share it with the world. From humble beginnings and a love of two souls, connected through the gifts of Yoga, a business evolved.
We provide this art within several industries and providing many ways to encourage as many people as possible to start, continue with or grow their practice of Yoga

Lauren Mensikovas

Co-Founder, School Principle, Lead Instructor

Delving deep into her personal practice, Lauren has explored the many styles of Yoga, finding Vinyasa resonating strongly. She completed her first teacher training in 2007 through the Baptiste Power Vinyasa institute and furthered her studies in the birthplace of Yoga, Rishikesh, India.

Lauren is an accredited 500 hour teacher as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training facilitator and principal of Mzansi School of Yogic Arts.
As a Yoga teacher, Lauren has experience working with pre & post natal Yoga, corporate ‘Workplace Wellness’, Yoga for athletes and sporting teams and luxury hospitality; she has pioneered and successfully managed several events, workshops and retreats.
Lauren focuses her teaching style on a comprehensive physical awareness, paving the way to a spiritual discovery.

Through creative sequencing, students explore freedom of movement within a nurturing and safe space, grounded in the essence of Yoga.
Lauren likes to spend time connected with nature, in the ocean, exploring forests and hiking the many trails of Cape Town as well as learning from her mini guru, her daughter Noa.

Remembering Hunter PravAha

Forever honouring our co-founder, Hunter.

For those of you who had the privilege of knowing Hunter, know what a force he was (is).  His passion for Yoga and for life was contagious.  He taught us that nothing is impossible and if you thought it was, he would’ve shown you otherwise!  He had such a clear vision of sharing Yoga with the world and building a global community.  We are eternally grateful for his contribution to Yoga and the way he inspired in each and every class. We are still and will always be learning from him.