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 is a 700hrs SYT. A yogini of 20 years, she initially studied the Ashtanga tradition leading her to continue her Yoga practice in Vinyasa, Pranayama, Tantra and integrating Ayurveda and Shamanic way of living into her daily life. Luana strongly believes we can all experience the profound effects of yoga, through which that we can overcome obstacles and achieve balance by connecting with our inner power.
In 2009 Luana traveled for 8 months around South America, Asia and Australia. This journey was deeply transformative and led her to connect and learn with the Shamans in Peru to studying the healing art of Reiki I, II and Master. Continuing her life purpose, in 2012 Luana then travelled to India, where she undertook her 200hrs Yoga teacher training in Ashtanga and Hatha with her teacher Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley School.
Luana has studied with and been inspired by many renowned yoga teachers, trained under Kristin Campbell in Tapasya (Hot Yoga) at Triyoga London and has completed her 300hrs teacher training in Vinyasa Flow with Alessandra Pecorella and Shiva Rea 100 hrs Prana Flow. As part of her life long learning ethos, Luana is continuing her training in Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow and shamanism.
Luana recently upgraded to Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master, discovered by William Lee Rand.
Through yoga Luana likes to facilitate a space helping people to discover and 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 a sense of 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.