My yoga journey
When yoga becomes a regular practice you learn to recognise and accept that it takes time and dedication to even grasp the basics. The rewards come in surprising ways. Each time, I just try to relax a bit more, go a bit deeper and learn to surrender.
After completing two yoga teacher trainings in the last ten years, I have been sharing the wonderful insights and experiences I've had over the years as a direct result of making it a priority to be well, fit in body and mind and happy.
My teacher training has been in Ashtanga Vinyasa in the tradition of my teachers' guru the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois:
200h L1 yoga teacher training with John Scott in Nelson NZ (2010) and
500h yoga teacher training at the Yoga Academy in Auckland (2015-2016)
I have trained with many Ashtanga teachers including Peter Sanson, David Williams, Petri Räisänen and Phillipa Asher. In London, when I need to connect with a shala I go to wonderful Roberta at Ashtanga Yoga Here in Kentish Town.
I have also taken classes in other forms of Vinyasa training; I particularly enjoyed Aram's crazy Vinyasa Flow level 2 classes at Triyoga, Laura Gate-Eastley's gentle and fun classes and retreats, Power Yoga with David Lefebre Sell at the old Reebok gym now Third Space in Canary Wharf and Iyengar with Susie Leaver in Matakana, New Zealand.
I love sharing yoga and adjusting the practice to meet invididual needs either 1:1 or as a group, face to face and online using Zoom. Online sessions are limited to 4 participants and several slots are available throughout the day. Online 1:1 yoga sessions are also available for the same price. A block of four online sessions can be booked as a package. 1st hour is free of charge. Just email me:)
Yoga is empowering, liberating, essential.
“Yanna’s classes are fantastic with a balanced variety of poses, emphasis on breathing, and a challenge without being complicated. Yanna is thorough with her adjustments, does a good amount of demonstrating and is verbally clear. I would highly recommend her classes".