A journey to discover your full potential.

Life coaching is a process where a professional life coach helps to motivate and guide you in order to improve various aspects of your life, including career and relationships.

Pilates is a form of exercise that helps promote and improve physical strength, posture, body sensing, mindful movements, muscular endurance, balance and flexibility.


TRE is a series of exercises that help the body relieve itself from deep muscular tension, trauma and stress.

About Self and More

Welcome to Self & More, where we will help you take the first important step towards self-development and self-improvement, and help you along your journey of self-discovery/awareness.

Should you hire a life coach or follow stress management programs in order to promote self-development?

Unsure whether hiring a life coach for self-development is right for you? If you are feeling anxious, stuck in the past or unhappy then it might be time to take the necessary steps to move forward in your life and improve the quality thereof. Make that call NOW and come for an info session.

Are our programs for you?

Looking to move past a problem in your life? Feel stuck in a rut and having trouble taking the next steps?  We offer a variety of stress management programs designed to empower clients, supporting them through the process of self-discovery, opening their awareness to the choices they make, and helping them to gain valuable tools to eliminate stress and handle trauma.

Most people don’t achieve success on the off chance or because of a stroke of luck. “Being in the right place at the right time” only works out if you are prepared for the opportunities that arise, as and when they do.

  • How prepared are you should the opportunity you seek arise now?
  • Do you believe you deserve what you want?
  • Do you believe in your own abilities and skills enough to be able ask for what you want?
  • Do you have the ability to persuade someone else enough to buy into your project?
  • Do you have the passion you need to take action on your plan?

If you answered “no” to any the questions above, it is likely that you are unprepared for an opportunity should it present itself now, whether the time is right or not.

So, are you ready to do what it takes?

If you answered yes, then I have just the program for you!

This program helps you work on:

  • Eliminating the self-doubts, working with your self-talk and self-image – learning to believe that you deserve opportunities
  • Building trust and rapport skills.
  • Building confidence
  • Self-awareness techniques

There is always another option out there, and there is no need to suffer alone. Now is the time to make the change, you owe it to yourself.

There are various programs on offer under coaching and Pilates banners, both of which involve stress and tension release and mind and body awareness. These two programs both allow for the empowerment of the individual to take place. The programs are split into two sections, firstly noticing and removing the obstacles and secondly working towards the desired outcome.

The Pilates classes strengthen physical abilities including cores, spinal mobility, joint mobility, and body strength and flexibility. Done only in group classes at present.

Based in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, I offer both programs throughout the local area, as well as Skype lessons worldwide.

Come for a once off Colour Therapy Reading, and then you can decide where to go from there.  We work with oils that clients can use at home to assist them through the process of coping with change.

Stress Management/Finding the Balance

Stress is a part of everyone’s life, and we all have different methods of dealing with stress, tension and trauma. However, you may find that the methods of stress management you are using are not always effective. If you feel like your life is out of balance, that stress is controlling your life instead of you being in control thereof, now is the time to seek help!

Low self-esteem, a lack of motivation and relationship troubles are all very real problems that everyone goes through at some point in their lives. Many people choose to avoid confronting the sources of these problems, which has the ultimate effect of the problems remaining part of and negatively affecting their lives indefinitely. The only way to escape these problems is to find a healthy way to deal with them.

Since 2011, we have been helping people overcome obstacles caused by stress, enabling them to achieve their goals through using different modalities and techniques, both physical and mental (depending on the source of the stress) to relieve stress. We make use of tension/trauma release exercises (TRE), Pilates and coaching to help our clients with stress management.

Make that call NOW, because this and so much more is waiting for you!

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What People are saying

Marléne has worked closely with me over the past few months and it has been a phenomenal experience. I started doing a few Pilates classes to see if it will assist with my recovery with an injury I obtained. I spoke to Marléne about it and she suggested that I could try out the TRE sessions as it assists with tension release and could quite possibly help with the issue that I have with my Psoas.


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