Meet Helen Garner Weaver

Helen Garner is a juggler of many. Yogi, freediver, mum, entrepreneur, writer and mentor.

With a background in traveling, writing and advertising Helen quit the rat race in 2004 and went to India to ashram life and an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. (

After completing her YTT with honours Helen returned to Cape Town and taught in all the top hot studios until leaving to live to the Sinai desert for 2 years.

Having lived and dived in Egypt for 2 years and broken all 6 South African Deep Diving records in 18 months

3rd in the world in 2006 for CNF (Constant Weight No Fins),

and placing 6th in the 2007 AIDA freediving World Championships

Helen has a natural affinity with water and depth and this translates very easily through to her fun and informative courses where she shares her love of water and the ocean and the magnetic pull of the deep.

In 2008 Helen returned to South Africa and opened a successful hot yoga studio on the KZN North Coast and began the “married with kids” chapter

Now living on a beautiful old historic farmhouse with her pilot husband, Ant, 2 kids, Freyja and Stieg and 4 dogs Helen is surrounded by love, happiness and possibilities.

Helen is currently juggling yoga classes, freediving and yoga retreats and workshops, mentoring yoga online, running her yoga clothing brand HG Yoga Everywear and remembering to fetch kids from school on time J J

Life. Is. Good.

Get in touch if you would like to join Helen on her next yoga and freediving retreats and stay tuned for some international getaways!


Lifestyle & Work 

  • Yoga Instructor (Ashtanga Certified 2004)
  • Freediving Instructor (AIDA Certified 2006 / Pure Apnea Master Trainer 2012)
  • Radio Personality (Radio Life&Style)
  • Writer
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Online mentor
  • Entrepreneur of yoga brand HG YOGA EVERYWEAR
  • Grateful Mom