About Desha


Desha is your local stockist for everything you need to support and sustain your yoga and meditation practice. 
'desha' is the Sanskrit word for ‘space’ or ‘place’. Often used to describe the quiet inner space cultivated through mindfulness and meditation, we take it to refer to the internal spaciousness that props help you find in your yoga practice.
Prop use is essential for helping practitioners build the strength, balance, awareness, and flexibility necessary for a safe and effective yoga practice.
As far as possible, our products are made from locally sourced, sustainable and non-toxic materials mindfully created to support and transform your yoga practice.
Desha stands behind beautifully designed, well researched and effective products that all embrace eco friendliness as far as possible in terms of product materials and packaging.
Naomi Marshak, 500 hr RTY Cape Town yoga teacher is the owner and founder of desha. Naomi was introduced to yoga at a young age. Her mother is a senior Iyengar yoga teacher and her passionate immersion in the tradition has been foundational to her own love of the practice. She has had a dedicated daily yoga practice since 2010 and completed her 200hr teacher-training in 2016 and completed her 300hr training at The Shala Yoga School in Cape Town in 2021.