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Johan is a great person and my close friend. He is brilliant in what he does and I would without hessitation recommend his knowledge and services. Tony de clifford sufferer of Anti nmda receptor encephalitis.
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“During the last several years I have had the pleasure of attending a variety of Sarvaga Light courses and workshops on meditation, divination/ tarot and Reiki Levels I & II. Throughout this time I am always impressed by Johan’s generosity of spirit towards his students/ clients and authentic commitment to the delivery and quality of his subject matter, coaching and services. He manages to balance a strong professionalism with humour, positivity and great compassion. I have watched him put a room full of strangers immediately at their ease and help them to build beautiful friendships with each other quickly, often yielding very positive and immediate results.
Most importantly, Johan gifts each client with the tools and strategies to assist their learning and equip them with the inner resources to navigate their own journey with the support of Sarvaga Light. With each new course, I keep coming back to Johan because he helps me to expand my vocational experience, intuition and abilities to areas I had not reached before and personal potential he has helped me to unlock. He will always have my gratitude.”
Jo Lamont, September 2017
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Thank you for the enthusiasm, understanding and support you bring to each and every one of our training sessions. For anyone like myself who needs a push to exercise you are the perfect choice, as you deliver a friendly, fun but effective session. Not only do you take pleasure in any fitness goal I have achieved since beginning this program but you are always mindful of my dietary and emotional needs.
I feel that you must invest a great deal of yourself in the clients you train and for that I am grateful as I doubt I would have lasted this long with a less caring person.
Continue the wonderful work that you’re doing, as I believe a lot of people would benefit not only from your professionalism but also from your caring personality.
To Whom it may concern,
I have known Johan for a number of years and in that time he has also been my friend and personal trainer. What I have liked most of all about the way he trains is that it is friendly, professional and brings in the whole holistic approach. Mind body and spirit. He ( Johan) talks to you, not at you.
He understands not just about training but also about how to work with your mind and imagination to create a meaning full and personal programme that works with and strengthening not only the body buy also the mind. Understanding the mind and the emotional self, has been a great asset to the way he uses his knowledge to create the best environment in which for me to create the best workout.
His intuition and knowledge of his craft and his nutritional knowledge has helped me to become a better, leaner and stronger person. His work out has often made me feel so much better because of his openness and often playful way he gets me to work harder at reaching my goals.
I openly and confidently recommend his unique way of training for any person willing to lose weight and strengthen their mind and change their body and lives. All the very best Johan, You are on the right track.
I have only known Johan for a small amount of time but yet I feel I have known him all my life.
The first time I met him he blew me away with his knowledge and positive energy. I couldn’t wait to book myself in for a session with him.
My first session with him I was so nervous but as soon as I saw him he offered me a sense of comfort and security that made me feel at ease and ready for his spiritual guidance. Even after the first session with him my life has gone through a dramatic change and I’m really excited about where my life will be heading in the future.
Johan… you are truly a friend for life!!! Thank you so much for all your help at a time in my life that I was so lost and confused.
Johan has greatly helped Michael and I through a very workable weight loss program with immediate and astounding results. His care, support and generosity to us is very much part of Johan’s personal style: He cares about and invests greatly in the results his client’s yield. Johan Smit’s all-round approach to healing, personal health & lifestyle coaching guarantees Sarvaga Light’s success. An incredibly versatile practitioner, Johan’s services not only offers excellent weight loss and personal training but a broad range of holistic and alternative therapies to benefit mind, body AND soul.
We value Johan as both dear friend and personal consultant.
We wish him good fortune with Sarvaga Light.
Since working with Johan, I have felt an increase in self confidence, as well as the validity to share my feelings in a safe, caring, nurturing and non-judgmental environment. I am no longer afraid to stand up for myself for fear of rejection; I am no longer afraid that a weakness or neediness will be perceived as a character flaw. Before working with Johan, I was carrying a lot of emotional energy which was manifesting physically as bad posture and a sore hip- something from which a physiotherapist could only offer temporary relief. Johan treated it and has shown me how to maintain the treatment, and this has aided me immensely; he has also helped me begin to shift the emotional energy which is the cause of the discomfort. As a result, I have created the space to allow good things to flow into my life in abundance. I trust Johan and look forward to continuing with him.
I booked an appointment with you and had no idea what it was all about. Following the session I felt different. I felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I felt lighter in my heart and the tension in my shoulders was gone. I followed your advice of having orange in my day and have been eating an orange or mandarine each day. What is amazing for me though, was you were able to pick up that I had a knee problem. Since the session I have had no pain and am able to do my leg excercises again which I had not been able to do prior. I feel so positive and every action and decision I have made since has had a positive outcome. Thanks again for all your help!
Being a longtime friend of Johan’s I was keenly aware of his venture into lifestyle coaching and alternative methods of ‘healing’. I have witnessed his development and evolvement into these fields.
Thus I approached Johan approximately eight months ago seeking help with my back with the added incentive on re-commencing my dancing at a national competitive level. He placed me onto a basic core strength work out from which I received very quick results. Over the months I have progressed through several intensity progressive workout programs and have been reaping great benefits.
Not only has my overall strength and fitness increased dramatically, the level of trouble I receive from my back has reduced proportionally. My need for medication has become almost non existent. As to my dancing, the added strength and fitness has increased my confidence and presence on the competition floor and has been undoubtedly a major contributing factor in my successes in recent competitions.
As the workout regimes have not fully resolved the issues with my back, I recently underwent a couple of sessions of Dorn therapy. After each session, the residual pain has been reduced and mobility is markedly improved. The results appear to be long term, definitely longer than what I was achieving through more conventional rehabilitation methods. I am very confident that one or two more sessions of this therapy will see me virtually free of my back problems.
The last couple of months have been a very stressful and pressure filled time for me, resulting in feelings of ‘being lost’ and general unhappiness with life. I recently had my first ever Reiki session with Johan. I came out of the session feeling refreshed, enlightened and refocused.
With Johan’s friendly nature, ability to understand people and readily apparent gift of healing, he will go a long way and definitely help a lot of people to find themselves.
I have known Johan for several years and have been a Sarvaga Light client for many Years. To me, what makes his program so successful is his warmth, compassion and genuine desire to help you improve your life both physically and mentally.
He encourages you to be honest, really evaluate yourself and your life, and know that you have to be pro-active in changing your life for the better; its not going to happen for you. He is simply there to guide you through this process, support you and occasionally, kick your bum when you most need it!
If, like me, you have reached a point of saying “I can’t live like this anymore”, Johan is the person to help you. Through him, I am now on a path towards achieving my goals and am stronger both physically and mentally to help me along the way!
I have been living with depression for most of my life and recently had a breakdown and was finding it very hard to find my center. I ended up at the Doctors and with mental health and all their apparent help made me feel worse. Two sessions with Johan and I am back at work and on track. I find it hard to trust people but his warmth, positive energy and loving nature made me feel welcome, cared for and able to trust his help on my journey to a healthier and positive future.
Johan helped me to find myself again when I thought all was lost. I never took Reiki seriously until after my first session where it literally blew me away. Johan also offered the support I needed and made sure I was on the right track, which helped me to move on and gain confidence. My overall health has improved, my mind is clearer and I think positively about the future. I receive comments all the time from friends and family regarding my continual transformation and opportunities are in abundance. Thanks Johan
Learning Reiki level 1 with Johan has been an amazing experience. This has been something I have always wanted to do but never got around to. My two young daughters were my inspiration to learn this sooner rather than later and I am very grateful that I met Johan and this oppurtunity came up. Johan is a great teacher who creates a warm, loving and fun environment in which to learn. My nerves were soon calmed.
I hope that many more students find their way to Johan.
With Love and Blessings
Johans energy is addictive!!! he is a man you instantly trust and love being around. As a teacher I know he will achieve great things and inspire many. My reiki workshop with him has taught me not only the incredible art of energy healing, but also that its not what I do in life that defines me – but how i do it!!!
I know the time I’ve spent with Johan will stay with me and remain invaluable.
From my heart Johan, Thankyou
The course was very positive and left me inspired to change the things in my life that aren’t working. Realising that we choose how we feel or respond to situations is empowering. Also a good introduction to go on to do the longer workshops.
Opened up feelings that have been locked up in a safe, that I can now deal with. I wish I could go deeper to understand myself and why I am scared of being me and how I cover up my true feelings to stop my pain and anger. Well done.
I feel love, understanding and supported. I feel I have so much to offer, but also acknowledge you as my mentor and my spirit guides and angels for the unconditional love and guidance. Tamara
Well done Johan, congratulations on delivering an absolutely fun filled learning experience fulfilling my expectations of you as teacher and principles you teach.
I enjoyed being with people who want to make a difference by understanding themselves better. The workshop was inviting and I felt safe to be myself. I like the venue and the timeframe of the workshop.
A good interactive get together, bring out your inner child to have fun and share laughs and love with complete strangers. Thank you. Tracey
Excellent Fun! Good to see you laughing and enjoying yourself while you are doing it. Loved the exercises. Thanks Johan, I have been through a lot this week and it has helped me to relax and remember the beauty of others is also in me. Maria B.
The awakening to having fun is in all of us – this was truly highlighted for me today. Giving with our hearts instead of minds helps me to understand that I can love myself and others freely.
Wasn’t what I expected however it turned out to be much, much, more. The activities I participated in today I will take with me back into my life. Thank You, I do feel somehow different.
I really enjoyed this workshop. I wasn’t sure what to expect as it’s my first one but you definitely did it justice and I would definitely come to another one. My favorite part was the heart stuff as everyone here has beautiful energy.
Thank you for helping me reveal another layer. Fun loving environment to reignite the spark.
Your workshop has reaffirmed for me that this is my path. I had so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Your fun, relaxed and playful energy is a joy to be around. Thank you for all you are and giving yourself to my/us on our journey. I would love to attend your more in depth workshops.
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much my recent reiki session with you has helped me. I don’t think I have ever felt as emotionally, physically and spiritually tired as when I went to see you a few weeks ago. I was especially worried about my wellbeing because of the impact it was having on my relationship with my daughter – only 17 months and needing a lot of my time and energy.
After seeing you – wow – how to explain it? It was like black and white. When my daughter reaches for me now, I don’t feel my stomach tighten with stress, I turn to her with open arms. During a time when there is so much joy to experience with her, this change in me feels like a priceless gift.
Thank you for your help and your unconditional support.
I lovingly and humbly give gratitude to our universal spirit guides for letting our paths meet. The day I met you, I felt a heart connection of support, wisdom and unconditional love. Having Readings, Reiki, Meditation and Motivational Guidance has been paramount in helping my find my true inner-self.
Our recent Reiki II course was literally “mind blowing”. The attunements and the teaching method applied gave me a greater understanding and depth of the universal life force energy. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to do Reiki II with you and in due course look forward to becoming a Reiki Master.
I have known Johan for two years now and during that time he has helped to me to rediscover who I am as a person, and also to remember what my dreams were and how to go about achieving them. The main lesson that Johan has taught me is that I am my own person. No one else owns me or makes me do anything, it is my own ego which decides to react to people and situations. Once we take back our own power and forget the ego life can be lived much simpler.
My first meeting with Johan was an extremely profound experience in which I discovered how much I had emotionally shut myself off from myself, I had put up so many walls and I wasnt willing to let people in again as I was afraid of being hurt and rejected again. Johan over the last few years has helped me to pull down these walls and helped me to realise that im a strong, intelligent and lovely girl, who had forgotten who she was after being in a long term relationship who sense of self had fallen away, and had left her with what she felt was no identity.
I can now say that after Johans help I have found my sense of purpose once more, and with his continued help I am now on the right path for me, I have moved to Melbourne and I have just completed my first year of a double degree in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology, and all at the age of 31. He helped to realise that we are in charge of our lives and that no else can make us feel anything, or react to anything without us letting them do it. And its NEVER to late to follow your dreams, we should NEVER ever give up on our dreams, we just need to take baby steps and we will eventually arrive at our destination.
It has not been an easy journey, and there have been times in sessions where he has pushed me to places that I have not wanted to go, but that I have needed to evaluate, in order for me to move on, but all of this was done out of love and during each hard session he always made me feel safe and secure and loved.
I highly recommend Johan as a Reiki Practitioner, a meeting with Johan will change your life!
I just want to let you know what a fantastic weekend you held, teaching Reiki 1. I must admit that not only was I nervous, but a little scared of what I was going to be taught, but within meeting everyone, and being around you, I was at peace and looking forward to it all. I was lucky to meet such wonderful people and know that we will become good friends, but also lucky to learn so much that will enhance my spiritual journey.
Your knowledge and understanding, especially your understanding, made it possible for us all to witness the wonderful teachings of Reiki and I can not wait to put my skills to good use. I have to tell you that when I got home, that night I went to say goodnight to my youngest and lay my hands gently on her shoulder and tummy, put some soothing music on and she was so relaxed, and I hadn’t even started any of the Reiki hand positions! She said that when I took my hands off, that she still felt calm and as if my hands were still there.
I also have had a few comments from work colleagues to say that I look more relaxed, and I just smile and share what happened on the weekend, its like though that I don’t want to share what experience I had, its my great secret, but know that what I felt, needs to be shared so that others can benefit from your teachings in the future. All I can say is a great big thank you again and again, as the weekend came to a close I was sad to leave the inner sanctuary of your place, but so excited to know that with what I have learnt, I can now help my friends and family relax and put my learning into practice. I look forward to learning more with you.
Thank you my friend, you are a great teacher.
Well Johan, thank you so much for an amazing weekend of reiki 1!!! Wow!!! What a great experience . . . . and the bonus? . . . . meeting such beautiful people, I learned so much from each of you. I have already been practicing my reiki on family members, I love the feeling of helping them to relax away from their busy lives, take time out and to feel the unconditional love I have for them. I think reiki helps to bring you even closer to your loved ones!
I don’t know how you do it Johan but keep doing what you do!! Since our reiki 1 course I feel much lighter and brighter in mood. I’m also calmer and less anxious about things going on around me, yes my problems are still there but they have somehow become kinda fuzzy, therefore do not seem as important or as magnified as before. I now realise, with your help, that things are exactly as they are supposed to be right now, if and when its time to change that’s what will be right then too. Thank you for bringing peace and love back to my life.
I just wanted to give Johan a big thank you for such an amazing weekend!! Learning Reiki has always been something that I’ve wanted to do but just felt it really wasn’t the right time, let me tell you! There is no right time! It’s an experience that you will treasure forever and it will change your outlook on life dramatically!! I really didn’t feel like I was in a classroom learning something, it was an experience I shared with four amazing people and we had such a great time that I will truly remember that weekend for the rest of my life. I’m really looking forward to learning Reiki II
What a special person you are Johan, and what a delight it has been to work with you. It is rare to find someone with such a wonderful combination of heart, integrity and humour….all of these ingredients together made your class exceptional.
Your work will go on to touch the hearts and minds of many in the future there is no doubt, and they will be blessed to have you as their guide/teacher.
Thoroughly enjoyed Reiki I. Working with Johan was inspiring, informative, and fun. I felt relaxed and at home and got to meet some wonderful people.
Johan is down to earth and openly shares his many experiences with the group with heart but also from a place of respect.
Johan’s style of teaching is one of caring and consideration for all participants allowing each of us to share and experience in a safe and nurturing environment allowing us to be comfortable to be ourselves and gain maximum learning throughout the weekend.
Looking forward to Level 2!
What an amazing experience! We joined the course to find out what Reiki was and we learnt so much about ourselves.
We attended the course as a couple and the course touched our inner hearts and bonded us even stronger.
Johan is so gentle and sincere that you can feel the good energy. Energy is the source of life and happiness, and we experienced its power and the knowledge how to use it. We highly recommend the course for couples.
Thank you, Johan.
I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity to be a student of Johan and Karen over an amazing weekend. They are truly two amazing people, they are so genuinely loving, open and willing to share their gifts with others. I wouldn’t have wanted to do Reiki 1 with anyone else, it just wouldn’t have been the same. The growth that I felt over 2 days is just astonishing, the power and strength that I feel now is mind blowing. While doing the course I met two amazing women who are now unstoppable… what great examples they are of facing your fears, and they are now moving forward with a song in their hearts and a skip in their step! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I feel AMAZING!
Thank you so much.
Although I feel a little sad about being bullied at school, I am no longer angry with those that bullied me.
If I find myself thinking about it, I go and find myself in the school (no longer hiding in the toilets) and have a chat to the young me about how amazing my life will be when I’m grown up and how many lovely REAL friends I have that want to spend time with me and how I will have a beautiful husband and kids.
I’m so excited about your next visit…
I look forward to seeing what other things you manage to drag out of my sub conscious.
Wow, what an amazing weekend completing Reiki II. Having completed Reiki I course with Johan about 4 years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Reiki II. It completely blew my mind with what I experienced. Johan and Karen were so helpful and I am so glad I got to learn and experience it with them. I am writing this testimonial a week and a half after and the course has changed my perspective on life in a big way. It feels like I have had my eyes half closed until now; they are wide open!
Thank you Johan and Karen for your amazing hospitality and a life changing experience. It has been one of the best things I have ever done. I am forever changed for the better.
The session I had recently with you was wonderful. Your empathy and care helped me relax, your insights helped me clarify my situation and your Reiki skills were powerful and intuitive. After I left I felt nourished in my mind, body and spirit.
Thank you so much, you are a generous loving soul.
Sarvaga Light has been a source of guidance for me both personally and professionally since 2009. Some very difficult life-scenarios were made much easier to deal with, thanks to Johan’s accurate, thorough, thought-provoking, and compassionate assistance. His wisdom is incredible, and his ability to heal the mind, body and spirit sensational.
Big thank you to Johan and Karen for an amazing weekend learning Reiki 1. I got everything I wanted and more from this life changing experience. Johan and Karen are the real deal – I cannot thank them enough and am really looking forward to the next stage of my journey.
I recently attended Reiki I workshop with Johan and Karen. I was impressed with the professional delivery of the course and the care and the empathy they have and share. The weekend course was thorough and informative and all questions asked were answered. I am now looking forward to doing Reiki II with them and to enjoy more of the loving space they have created to share that beautiful reiki energy.
Reiki and spirituality have never been an interest of mine, it is not something I ever thought I would do. But I am so glad that I did it. Johan and Karen are two of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met, and their enthusiasm for what they do is contagious. The Reiki I weekend was a truly wonderful experience. I have learnt a lot about myself and it has been amazing for my personal and professional growth. I highly recommend Sarvaga Light to everyone – do it – it will change your life.
I had a very sceptical but open mind when I decided to give the Reiki course a go with Johan & Karen. I actually thought if I get nothing else out of it, I am going away for 2 days with no husband & no kids, what have I got to lose?
Well it was an amazing weekend. Excellent company beautiful food in the most tranquil setting by the beach. I learnt so much about myself that weekend. I have always struggled when someone says “Look inside yourself for the answer” Now I know what they are talking about! I experienced sooo much in those two days, it took me days to recover! I walked around in a daze for a while digesting it. It is hard to put into words I would suggest everyone do what I did, just do it. Go with an open mind, no expectations and experience something awesome with beautiful people.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Reiki level 1 course and retreat I participated in recently. Johan and Karen provided a tranquil and relaxing environment to experience the power and joy that is Reiki. The course itself was fascinating and very informative, while opening up my mind and heart and helping me to unleash a special gift. It also provided a wonderful opportunity to bond with like minded people and indulge in fresh, delicious food. I truly recommend this experience for those who want to live the rest of their lives positively and with love in their hearts and hands.
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful, life changing weekend! From the moment I walked into your home I felt welcome and comfortable. It was fantastic to meet like minded people and form some wonderful friendships.
The Reiki Level 1 workshop was professionally run and the food and hospitality over the weekend was amazing. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your knowledge and gift with me so that I can now share these skills with my friends and family.
I must share this awesome experience to you all. My wife and I have just spent the weekend doing a private Reiki Level 1 programme with Sarvaga Light.
In a single word “AWESOME”. In two or more words this is a must for those wanting/looking to change their lives. Their ways of teaching are very clear, honest and very relaxing – NO STRESS from the minute you arrive and most importantly No Rubbish and No Hard Sell. They have a very, very genuine dedication to this way of healing and helping and will continue to help many others following this natural way of “Healing”.
My wife and I have no hesitation in very highly recommending the services, support and understanding provided by Sarvaga Light.
There was a time I was filled with hate
Never knowing if I could break free from the darkness
I let you take my power, failing to see that I hold the key to my freedom
I wasn’t always as strong as I am now
Your hold over me kept me weak
It’s taken me many years and many tears to see that I…am not my past
I am not my mistakes and I am not as fragile as I once believed
Love fills my heart now
Life has given me many blessings
I can see now that even all my pain was my biggest gift
Everyday that I choose happiness… I’m choosing infinite possibilities
Life is beautiful
Finally I see
I am so glad to have found Sarvaga Light to share my journey with. The Reiki I course was more than I could ever have imagined. Johan and Karen are beyond words , they will help you change your life if you allow them to support you. If you feel your life is at a crossroads follow the path to Sarvaga Light you will not regret it.
Before I saw Johan and Karen from Sarvaga Light it’s fair to say I had lost almost all my inner spark and zest for life. I wasn’t living I was just being. Deeply lost in my pain and in need of the gentle reminder of who I was as a person and my hunger for the things I was most passionate about in life.
After two sessions with these two amazing souls I have reignited the spark that had been dim for so long.
I began to nurture my body and soul again and began doing the things that make me happy. My life feels full again, my dreams are beginning to flourish, my blessings many and I see no boundaries only opportunities.
If this resonates with any part of you, I urge you to make contact with Johan and Karen and let them be your guide, your support and trust your journey with them.
Choose life, choose happiness.
I am so glad to have found Sarvaga Light to share my journey with. The Reiki I course was more than I could ever have imagined. Johan and Karen are beyond words , they will help you change your life if you allow them to support you. If you feel your life is at a crossroads follow the path to Sarvaga Light you will not regret it