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A yoga studio, vegan café, and zero waste grocer combined, in the heart of Greenside, Johannesburg.

Anesu Mbizvo, and Banesa Lolauoa Tseki, co-founders of The Nest Space, are on a mission to make conscious, zero-waste, and vegan living more accessible and convenient. Their aim is to encourage more people to join this healthier, kinder way of life. Naturally, I am excited!

Yoga Studio

The Nest Space started its beautiful journey in August 2018 as a proudly inclusive yoga studio, 100% owned and run by women of colour. The intimate yoga studio provides a warm and welcoming experience to yogi’s at any level of practice. Anesu recently invited me to attend a restorative class and I must say, it was one of the most cozy, comfortable spaces I’ve practiced in.

Vegan Café

Since the recent expansion to include the vegan café and zero-waste grocer, the studio space extends into a relaxed, loungey vegan café where you can stay connected for a while, before dashing out into traffic. The café also has free Wifi available, and there are charming plug points at all the tables. Because hey, some of us need our meditation apps! The menu includes all the plant-based goodness your body needs – freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, vegan sushi, and delicious daily wraps, burgers, and salads. Make sure to check out the delicious buffet on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm – 4pm!

zero-waste grocer

Although the zero-waste grocer consists of a relatively small space, you will find all the essentials you may need for your kitchen, bathroom, and household. Expect to stock up on grains, nuts, granola, skincare and other toiletries, reusable wax food wraps, and organic cleaning products, amongst other items. All items are sold either packaging-free, in reusable packaging (like glass), or in biodegradable packaging that won’t harm the earth. For loose products, simply bring your own containers, or purchase reusable ones from the grocer, then fill up, weigh, and pay.

produce boxes & frozen meals

Further, The Nest Space also serves as a pick-up point for organic veggie and fruit boxes that are sold in three different sizes: for singles, couples, or families (four people). You can order your produce box during the week and collect after 12pm on the weekend. If you are like me and often run out of time to cook during the week, or if you are simply looking for an easy, healthy alternative to your regular take-out nights, then enquire at The Nest Space about their frozen vegan meals. These can also be ordered in advance and collected over the weekend.

novawoolf yoga mats

Lastly, I am BEYOND excited that the NOVAWOOLF premium yoga mat collection will be available to purchase at The Nest Space from 1 December 2019! Every NOVAWOOLF yoga mat is made from the highest quality natural, and recycled materials, is free from toxins, and is biodegradable. Naturally, having this wonderful space onboard as one of our proud stockists makes me very happy 🙂

Thank you Anesu & Banesa for creating this wonderful space and for doing your part to create a kind, inclusive, sustainable future.

  • Tlhalefang
    Posted at 14:44h, 28 November Reply

    i soooooo wanna visit!!! This will be a treat to my fam

    • Ilse Lewis
      Posted at 14:36h, 29 November Reply

      You won’t regret it, this spot is really amazing & run by the best people!! <3

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