Our Teacher Training Team
About Erika Shapiro
Erika trained as a 500 hour teacher with the Art of Contemporary Yoga with Joanne Avison (author of Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement) , Alex Filmer Loch (author of Inside Meditation and The Inner Power of Stillness) and Linda D’Antal. She studied further, completing a 200 hour meditation training with Alex Filmer-Loch, as well as further studies in Integrated Yoga therapeutics with Bo Forbes. She is also qualified in pre and post-natal yoga. She teaches vinyasa flow, as well as restorative and Yin. Her Yin studies have been through workshops with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley, as well as completing Norman Blair’s advanced Yin training. She has a strong interest in meditation and particularly in mindfulness practices. She has been running CPD courses for teachers in their first years of teaching, as well as mentoring teachers on a one to one basis and is passionate about supporting teachers on their path, as they train, but also once they are trained.
About Luana Galoni
Luana began her yoga journey in 2001. She felt a natural calling to yoga and integrated Ashtanga into her daily life. Luana felt blessed to experience the profound effects of yoga, which taught her that we can overcome obstacles and achieve balance by connecting with our inner power.
This led her to India in 2012 where she undertook her 200hr teacher training in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga with her teacher Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley School and continued her holistic journey to the shamans in Peru, to qualifying as a Reiki Master.
Luana has studied with and been inspired by many renowned yoga teachers and is currently completing her 300hr teacher training in Vinyasa Flow with Alessandra Pecorella also the UK trainer of Shiva Rea’s PranFlow. Luana also trained under Kristin Campbell in Tapasya (Hot Yoga) at Triyoga London.
Through yoga Luana invites people to uncover the fullness and authenticity of who we are. Her classes are challenging and dynamic within a playful and supportive atmosphere. The classes use a focus on breath to assist in healing and find stillness in the mind and body.
About Kathy Richardson
London based but internationally born and raised, I am a Dance Artist, Yoga teacher, creative mover and anatomy enthusiast. The synchronicity of mind and body is a part of my everyday life, anything from a physical practice to daily meditation.
I have worked with bodies in motion for over two decades and although progress has been anything but linear, my journey has taken me to dancing in internationally acclaimed companies, workshopping choreographic processes in schools, teaching yoga in the tropics and studying the human form under an array of teachers from a multitude of backgrounds. What I have is an ever-growing respect of the power of movement meditation and what I know is how it has highly enhanced my human experience.
My journey with yoga began over a decade ago, primarily as a tool to enhance and compliment the rigorous training of becoming a professional dancer. Very quickly I found myself evermore inspired by the depth and potential yoga has to offer both on and off the mat, for body and mind.
I am passionate about Anatomy and Physiology and how this informs yoga practitioners.