Erika josa   I grew up in France where I spent most of my childhood in a lovely little village called Lagrasse. It was a wonderful place to grow up - in between nature and medieval architecture. I moved to beautiful New Zealand in 2005 and it was this move that sparked my passion for health and wellbeing.  My yoga journey started slowly by attending the occasional class to supplement my other physical exercise. In 2011 I got injured and stopped my regular high intensity activities to practice yoga daily hoping it would help me heal. That regular daily practice during those three months provided me complete injury recovery and it also meant I would not need surgery. However, little did I know that this was also the starting point for my life-long yoga practice that would eventually affect every aspect of my life and transform me as a person.  My passion for yoga continued to steadily grow over the following years and I became a qualified Hatha yoga teacher in 2012. I also studied complementary fields of health that have added to my knowledge. These areas include: sports and exercise science, ayurvedic medicine, anatomy, nutrition, sports massage, coaching, and neuro linguistic programming. I have brought all of these disciplines together to form part of my personal and teaching practice for my own yoga journey as well as my students benefit.  Then in 2014 I realised my long-term dream. I opened The Yoga Lounge Studio in central Wellington. My vision has always been to own and run my own Shala that has a sense of welcoming and community - as well as provide an open, caring environment for my students. It has required determination and hard work to realise this vision - but I’m so happy with how the community has grown, how good teachers have gravitated to the studio - and how our students have deepened their yoga practice.  With the supportive community at the Shala and my own practice, I have developed a distinctive teaching style with my students that's very holistic in its approach. I draw on all my life experience, study and professional background and bring these elements together into my classes and my practice. Working this way requires me to constantly evolve, learn and grow as a student, a yoga practitioner and a teacher. I love the challenge this brings and how it also contributes to my own journey. I am always seeking, looking to grow, and looking for opportunities to learn.  It is this same keenness that led me to find Ashtanga Yoga and my dear teacher - Mike Berghan who I'm so thankful for his guidance over the years. I also regularly attend workshops with the amazing Peter Sanson and feel very lucky to have such a knowledgable guru to be studying under in New Zealand.  So where to from here?! I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s next for me, my practice, my students, and the Shala. The road I have traveled so far has been very eventful - sometimes difficult and challenging, but also SO very rewarding - and I know there is much more to come. Siri K Pattabhi Jois said ‘practice practice and all is coming’ - and it is absolutely true. I come back to this quote again and again because for me it is what yoga has been and is for me. Do the work - there is no magic pill (thank goodness) - and the rewards will come along the way. What a journey it has been!

Erika josa

I grew up in France where I spent most of my childhood in a lovely little village called Lagrasse. It was a wonderful place to grow up - in between nature and medieval architecture. I moved to beautiful New Zealand in 2005 and it was this move that sparked my passion for health and wellbeing.

My yoga journey started slowly by attending the occasional class to supplement my other physical exercise. In 2011 I got injured and stopped my regular high intensity activities to practice yoga daily hoping it would help me heal. That regular daily practice during those three months provided me complete injury recovery and it also meant I would not need surgery. However, little did I know that this was also the starting point for my life-long yoga practice that would eventually affect every aspect of my life and transform me as a person.

My passion for yoga continued to steadily grow over the following years and I became a qualified Hatha yoga teacher in 2012. I also studied complementary fields of health that have added to my knowledge. These areas include: sports and exercise science, ayurvedic medicine, anatomy, nutrition, sports massage, coaching, and neuro linguistic programming. I have brought all of these disciplines together to form part of my personal and teaching practice for my own yoga journey as well as my students benefit.

Then in 2014 I realised my long-term dream. I opened The Yoga Lounge Studio in central Wellington. My vision has always been to own and run my own Shala that has a sense of welcoming and community - as well as provide an open, caring environment for my students. It has required determination and hard work to realise this vision - but I’m so happy with how the community has grown, how good teachers have gravitated to the studio - and how our students have deepened their yoga practice.

With the supportive community at the Shala and my own practice, I have developed a distinctive teaching style with my students that's very holistic in its approach. I draw on all my life experience, study and professional background and bring these elements together into my classes and my practice. Working this way requires me to constantly evolve, learn and grow as a student, a yoga practitioner and a teacher. I love the challenge this brings and how it also contributes to my own journey. I am always seeking, looking to grow, and looking for opportunities to learn.

It is this same keenness that led me to find Ashtanga Yoga and my dear teacher - Mike Berghan who I'm so thankful for his guidance over the years. I also regularly attend workshops with the amazing Peter Sanson and feel very lucky to have such a knowledgable guru to be studying under in New Zealand.

So where to from here?! I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s next for me, my practice, my students, and the Shala. The road I have traveled so far has been very eventful - sometimes difficult and challenging, but also SO very rewarding - and I know there is much more to come. Siri K Pattabhi Jois said ‘practice practice and all is coming’ - and it is absolutely true. I come back to this quote again and again because for me it is what yoga has been and is for me. Do the work - there is no magic pill (thank goodness) - and the rewards will come along the way. What a journey it has been!

  Julia Maria Seemann   I was born in Germany where I spent a happy childhood with my parents and two sisters in a little village near Frankfurt. When I was 18 I left home and moved to Ireland where I studied and lived for 4 years. Love and a scholarship brought me all the way to New Zealand where my journey with yoga began.  In 2006 I started taking classes with Kelly Mara and Peter Henneveld at Yoga Central and I realised how great my body felt after the practise. As my practice grew, I was drawn to Astangha Yoga and begun to practice at Te Aro Asthanga with Mike Berghan.  What I love about Ashtanga is its continuous flow of movement and breath which creates a deeply meditative state. Sometimes it is hard to calm the mind, especially after a working day or any day in this busy corporate world. The counting of the breath that is particular to Ashtanga is a very great tool, it allows us to think ‘nothing but the breath’ and focus on what is going on the inside. The energetic flow of movements creates a great amount of sweat and internal heat that helps purify the body and increase the flow of prana.  Some people say Ashtanga is just for flexible people but I would rather say it is for people who would like to increase their flexibility and strength. I was very stiff when I started to practise and I suffered quite a lot of back pain due to scoliosis. A regular yoga practise has resolved all these issues, my back is fine also because it has become so much stronger.  I completed my 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in 2010 in Byron Bay, Australia. In 2013 I went to Mysore, India, to train for two months with Sharath Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. My practice and teaching is also indebted and inspired by the amazing teachers and yogis Peter Sanson and John Scott.  Yoga has changed my life. Not only in terms of a strong, flexible and healthy body but also in terms of being able to use the tools of yoga in my daily life. The practise makes me calm and centred. It is much easier to meet the challenges of daily life with a focused mind and a happy heart.  I love sharing yoga with other people. It is like when you find the greatest imaginable treasure. All you want is to share this joy with everyone else.

Julia Maria Seemann

I was born in Germany where I spent a happy childhood with my parents and two sisters in a little village near Frankfurt. When I was 18 I left home and moved to Ireland where I studied and lived for 4 years. Love and a scholarship brought me all the way to New Zealand where my journey with yoga began.

In 2006 I started taking classes with Kelly Mara and Peter Henneveld at Yoga Central and I realised how great my body felt after the practise. As my practice grew, I was drawn to Astangha Yoga and begun to practice at Te Aro Asthanga with Mike Berghan.

What I love about Ashtanga is its continuous flow of movement and breath which creates a deeply meditative state.
Sometimes it is hard to calm the mind, especially after a working day or any day in this busy corporate world. The counting of the breath that is particular to Ashtanga is a very great tool, it allows us to think ‘nothing but the breath’ and focus on what is going on the inside.
The energetic flow of movements creates a great amount of sweat and internal heat that helps purify the body and increase the flow of prana.

Some people say Ashtanga is just for flexible people but I would rather say it is for people who would like to increase their flexibility and strength. I was very stiff when I started to practise and I suffered quite a lot of back pain due to scoliosis. A regular yoga practise has resolved all these issues, my back is fine also because it has become so much stronger.

I completed my 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in 2010 in Byron Bay, Australia.
In 2013 I went to Mysore, India, to train for two months with Sharath Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. My practice and teaching is also indebted and inspired by the amazing teachers and yogis Peter Sanson and John Scott.

Yoga has changed my life. Not only in terms of a strong, flexible and healthy body but also in terms of being able to use the tools of yoga in my daily life. The practise makes me calm and centred. It is much easier to meet the challenges of daily life with a focused mind and a happy heart.

I love sharing yoga with other people. It is like when you find the greatest imaginable treasure. All you want is to share this joy with everyone else.

  Stephanie Middleton   I believe that ultimately, we become our own best teachers and there is nothing more motivating than immersing oneself into a journey of self-discipline that is infinitely interesting and challenging for body, mind & spirit. This age-old practice offers so many health benefits and assists us to become much more in tune with ourselves. I first began practicing yoga in 2013 while experimenting with ways to incorporate more stretching into my daily routine. My first vinyasa class struck several chords (and muscles) and I was hooked instantly. The magic of yoga had sparked within me and there was no looking back.  Apart from being immersed in the rich tapestry of life that comes with nurturing three beautiful children through their formative years, growing up in the bush-clad hills and beaches of Eastbourne has certainly had an influence on my love of the outdoors. Being a self-confessed exercise addict, whether training for half-marathons, tramping, horse-riding or skiing, remaining still has never come naturally.  After sustaining a couple of fractured ribs in 2015, I was fortunate in being introduced to my instructor and mentor, Erika Francesca Josa, founder of The Yoga Lounge, who offers along with her team of talent, a well-rounded range of tailored classes.  Apart from healing my physical body, my training and studies in yoga with Erika has shaped and reconditioned the way I make choices. It is a powerful tool that everyone can tap into themselves.  I love yoga and am discovering that I love teaching yoga mainly because I want my students to feel as energised and grounded and as I do through daily practice, whether it be a dynamic power class or a gentle flow.  Also, knowing that they are in a safe-haven for all levels and abilities and can apply the skills and challenges we experience on the mat out into our everyday life.  ‘Practicing yoga does not eliminate life’s challenges, and neither does it provide us with a convenient trap-door to escape from life’s distractions. Instead, Yoga gives us the skills to meet life head-on with dignity and poise’. Quote by Donna Farhi  .

Stephanie Middleton

I believe that ultimately, we become our own best teachers and there is nothing more motivating than immersing oneself into a journey of self-discipline that is infinitely interesting and challenging for body, mind & spirit. This age-old practice offers so many health benefits and assists us to become much more in tune with ourselves.
I first began practicing yoga in 2013 while experimenting with ways to incorporate more stretching into my daily routine. My first vinyasa class struck several chords (and muscles) and I was hooked instantly. The magic of yoga had sparked within me and there was no looking back.

Apart from being immersed in the rich tapestry of life that comes with nurturing three beautiful children through their formative years, growing up in the bush-clad hills and beaches of Eastbourne has certainly had an influence on my love of the outdoors. Being a self-confessed exercise addict, whether training for half-marathons, tramping, horse-riding or skiing, remaining still has never come naturally.

After sustaining a couple of fractured ribs in 2015, I was fortunate in being introduced to my instructor and mentor, Erika Francesca Josa, founder of The Yoga Lounge, who offers along with her team of talent, a well-rounded range of tailored classes.

Apart from healing my physical body, my training and studies
in yoga with Erika has shaped and reconditioned the way I make choices. It is a powerful tool that everyone can tap into themselves.

I love yoga and am discovering that I love teaching yoga mainly because I want my students to feel as energised and grounded and as I do through daily practice, whether it be a dynamic power class or a gentle flow.

Also, knowing that they are in a safe-haven for all levels and abilities and can apply the skills and challenges we experience on the mat out into our everyday life.

‘Practicing yoga does not eliminate life’s challenges, and neither does it provide us with a convenient trap-door to escape from life’s distractions. Instead, Yoga gives us the skills to meet life head-on with dignity and poise’.
Quote by Donna Farhi

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  Ari Goldstone   Yoga has been a meaningful part of my life for almost twenty years. I started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2000 when I was living in Auckland. I subsequently moved to New York for six years and Sydney for three years before settling in Wellington in 2013. During those years, I was fortunate to experience the teachings of many great yogis including the late Sri K.Pattabi Jois, Manju Jois, Greg Tebb, Eddie Stern, David Swenson, David Roche and Dena Kingsberg. I currently practice daily under the guidance of Stewart Harris, as well as regularly attend Peter Sanson's workshops.  Yoga has given me a sense of wellbeing. It assisted me managing stress when I was working in a busy corporate office and helped me through the pregnancies and births of three daughters. I'm also grateful to have met a large number of wonderful people in the yoga community. It is such a joy to share what I've learned through yoga and I'm appreciative of Erika for giving me an opportunity to teach at Hot Yoga Lounge.  .

Ari Goldstone

Yoga has been a meaningful part of my life for almost twenty years.
I started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2000 when I was living in Auckland. I subsequently moved to New York for six years and Sydney for three years before settling in Wellington in 2013. During those years, I was fortunate to experience the teachings of many great yogis including the late Sri K.Pattabi Jois, Manju Jois, Greg Tebb, Eddie Stern, David Swenson, David Roche and Dena Kingsberg. I currently practice daily under the guidance of Stewart Harris, as well as regularly attend Peter Sanson's workshops.

Yoga has given me a sense of wellbeing. It assisted me managing stress when I was working in a busy corporate office and helped me through the pregnancies and births of three daughters. I'm also grateful to have met a large number of wonderful people in the yoga community. It is such a joy to share what I've learned through yoga and I'm appreciative of Erika for giving me an opportunity to teach at Hot Yoga Lounge.

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  Claudio Escutia    “I found through the practice of conscious movement and breath, sound and vibrations the path to inner silence and peace.”  Claudio is a yoga teacher and active musician since more than 10 years.  He comes from a family of musicians from Mexico City, surrounded from childhood with instruments and music.  He began his spiritual journey in Mexico with the practice of Tai Chi. After finishing his classical guitar studies at the School of Fine Arts he decided to move to Montreal Canada to study Jazz music, where he experienced for the first time the power of the sacred Yogic practices, becoming aware of the hamony between breathing, body, mind and soul.  When he settled in Canada, he expanded his knowledge by practicing Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, with recognized teachers, he learned to play Kirtan (sacred chants circles) with local musicians and started playing live music for yoga classes.  After 2 years of practice, he heads to the mountains of Quebec and begins his training as a resident yoga and meditation teacher at the Yoga Sivananda Vedanta Ashram, with the renowned professor Praladh, a direct student of Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the first teachers of India in introduce yoga in the West. Claudio receives his certification of 300 hours of Yoga by Yoga Alliance recognized throughout the world. After finishing his training and after living 6 months of intense Sadhana (spiritual practice) he began to teach Hatha Yoga in several studies in Montreal.  In 2012 he moved to Europe, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Jivamukti Berlin and Yin Yoga taking several workshops and retreats.  In 2013 he traveled to Nepal to study Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls ,Gongs, Bells and Mantras taking certification and courses  at the Kundalini Sound and Herbal Healing School in Kathmandu with the renowned teacher and healer Chaitanyashree. After Nepal, he travels to India to study classical music of India on Sitar, Esraj and Bansuri and voice technique in Calcutta and Varanasi.   He comes back home to live in Riviera Maya Mexico to teach for 3 years and practice with several international teachers getting experience on teaching to big groups of students and teaching workshops on Yin Yoga, Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Sound Healing.  During his classes, he uses ancient and traditional techniques to harmonize physical, mental and emotional levels with the sound of Tibetan bowls, Mantras, Mudras and other Yoga techniques that take you on a journey to the heart, inner peace and silence.  He creates a welcoming space that allows yoga practitioners to embrace their practice no matter their level, and to work towards exploring how yoga resonates within them.

Claudio Escutia

“I found through the practice of conscious movement and breath, sound and vibrations the path to inner silence and peace.”

Claudio is a yoga teacher and active musician since more than 10 years.

He comes from a family of musicians from Mexico City, surrounded from childhood with instruments and music.

He began his spiritual journey in Mexico with the practice of Tai Chi. After finishing his classical guitar studies at the School of Fine Arts he decided to move to Montreal Canada to study Jazz music, where he experienced for the first time the power of the sacred Yogic practices, becoming aware of the hamony between breathing, body, mind and soul.

When he settled in Canada, he expanded his knowledge by practicing Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, with recognized teachers, he learned to play Kirtan (sacred chants circles) with local musicians and started playing live music for yoga classes.

After 2 years of practice, he heads to the mountains of Quebec and begins his training as a resident yoga and meditation teacher at the Yoga Sivananda Vedanta Ashram, with the renowned professor Praladh, a direct student of Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the first teachers of India in introduce yoga in the West. Claudio receives his certification of 300 hours of Yoga by Yoga Alliance recognized throughout the world. After finishing his training and after living 6 months of intense Sadhana (spiritual practice) he began to teach Hatha Yoga in several studies in Montreal.

In 2012 he moved to Europe, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Jivamukti Berlin and Yin Yoga taking several workshops and retreats.

In 2013 he traveled to Nepal to study Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls ,Gongs, Bells and Mantras taking certification and courses  at the Kundalini Sound and Herbal Healing School in Kathmandu with the renowned teacher and healer Chaitanyashree. After Nepal, he travels to India to study classical music of India on Sitar, Esraj and Bansuri and voice technique in Calcutta and Varanasi.

 He comes back home to live in Riviera Maya Mexico to teach for 3 years and practice with several international teachers getting experience on teaching to big groups of students and teaching workshops on Yin Yoga, Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Sound Healing.

During his classes, he uses ancient and traditional techniques to harmonize physical, mental and emotional levels with the sound of Tibetan bowls, Mantras, Mudras and other Yoga techniques that take you on a journey to the heart, inner peace and silence.

He creates a welcoming space that allows yoga practitioners to embrace their practice no matter their level, and to work towards exploring how yoga resonates within them.

 Eva Durich   Eva’s Astanga yoga journey started in 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with  Anja Nikolov and Luigi Moreno . Since then she has studied with many teachers; most notably she travelled to Kovalam, India, to study with  Lino Miele  on month-long trips (in 2011, 2013, and 2015). She moved to New Zealand in February 2014 and currently practices with and assists Mike Berghan at  Te Aro Astanga Yoga . Since moving to New Zealand she has also had the privilege to regularly practice with  Peter Sanson  in Hawkes Bay, and has organised weekend workshops in Wellington hosting  Gregor Maehle .      Students get to explore their possibilities guided by her clear, light and precise adjustments with focus on anatomical alignment and correct  vinyasa  count. Her background in Thai massage, therapeutic massage and anatomy, her fascination for tristana (Ujjayi, drishti, bandha) and healing through touch make her experience well-founded.      “What gets me on the mat every morning? Curiosity about what I might find there that day. Getting on the mat is like meeting up with me. It’s private time for me, with me. Through movement and breath I get to see a clearer picture of what is.”     

Eva Durich

Eva’s Astanga yoga journey started in 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with Anja Nikolov and Luigi Moreno. Since then she has studied with many teachers; most notably she travelled to Kovalam, India, to study with Lino Miele on month-long trips (in 2011, 2013, and 2015). She moved to New Zealand in February 2014 and currently practices with and assists Mike Berghan at Te Aro Astanga Yoga. Since moving to New Zealand she has also had the privilege to regularly practice with Peter Sanson in Hawkes Bay, and has organised weekend workshops in Wellington hosting Gregor Maehle

 

Students get to explore their possibilities guided by her clear, light and precise adjustments with focus on anatomical alignment and correct vinyasa count. Her background in Thai massage, therapeutic massage and anatomy, her fascination for tristana (Ujjayi, drishti, bandha) and healing through touch make her experience well-founded.

 

“What gets me on the mat every morning? Curiosity about what I might find there that day. Getting on the mat is like meeting up with me. It’s private time for me, with me. Through movement and breath I get to see a clearer picture of what is.”

 

 
  Kasey Oomen   Kasey first found Yoga in 2011 but it wasn’t until 2012 when she really needed the practice that she realized its power. Originally having begun Yoga for its physical benefits, namely injury prevention and management; through practice she started to notice that the benefits of Yoga were far reaching, beyond the asana.  Yoga is a transformative experience. It is through Yoga that I have learnt to be grounded, patient and at peace within myself. It has helped me overcome many of my anxieties, and it has helped me realise realistic expectations. You can exist in Yoga and it’s enough; you don’t need to be an acrobat or a gymnast. Your practice is your own.  Kasey has studied Exercise Science, Pilates, meditation and Yoga. She currently teaches: Pilates, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa alongside her other commitments in competitive pole dancing, and studying the Earth and Environment. Prior to her Yoga teachings she was: a Group Fitness Instructor in Pilates (mat and reformer), Pump, Spin, Swissball, Step, and various other classes; a Wellbeing Consultant, and a Personal Trainer.

Kasey Oomen

Kasey first found Yoga in 2011 but it wasn’t until 2012 when she really needed the practice that she realized its power. Originally having begun Yoga for its physical benefits, namely injury prevention and management; through practice she started to notice that the benefits of Yoga were far reaching, beyond the asana.

Yoga is a transformative experience. It is through Yoga that I have learnt to be grounded, patient and at peace within myself. It has helped me overcome many of my anxieties, and it has helped me realise realistic expectations. You can exist in Yoga and it’s enough; you don’t need to be an acrobat or a gymnast. Your practice is your own.

Kasey has studied Exercise Science, Pilates, meditation and Yoga. She currently teaches: Pilates, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa alongside her other commitments in competitive pole dancing, and studying the Earth and Environment. Prior to her Yoga teachings she was: a Group Fitness Instructor in Pilates (mat and reformer), Pump, Spin, Swissball, Step, and various other classes; a Wellbeing Consultant, and a Personal Trainer.

  Natsuko Whitmore    Natsuko teaches Hatha yoga, traditional Indian yoga and pre-natal / post-natal yoga. She is also an advocate of pranayama (breathing techniques). She uses breathing in class as a guide to yoga flow, helping to move from pose to pose. Her class usually starts with breathing exercises, including time to warm up the body so as to avoid injury. Natsuko practices daily at home including headstands and other yoga inversions. If you would like instruction on inversion techniques she is all too happy to include this in her class.   Natsuko’s qualifications include a 200 hour Indian teacher training course in Singapore as well as a 100 hour Mindful Birth: Prenatal, Postnatal & Active Birth teacher training course. She is a mother of 3 girls born in Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. She is passionate about teaching and educating pregnant women about their options for birth and ensuring each class is relaxing, calming and spiritual.   

Natsuko Whitmore

Natsuko teaches Hatha yoga, traditional Indian yoga and pre-natal / post-natal yoga. She is also an advocate of pranayama (breathing techniques). She uses breathing in class as a guide to yoga flow, helping to move from pose to pose. Her class usually starts with breathing exercises, including time to warm up the body so as to avoid injury. Natsuko practices daily at home including headstands and other yoga inversions. If you would like instruction on inversion techniques she is all too happy to include this in her class. 

Natsuko’s qualifications include a 200 hour Indian teacher training course in Singapore as well as a 100 hour Mindful Birth: Prenatal, Postnatal & Active Birth teacher training course. She is a mother of 3 girls born in Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. She is passionate about teaching and educating pregnant women about their options for birth and ensuring each class is relaxing, calming and spiritual.

 

  Jana Grossmannova    My love for yoga began 7 years ago after I’ve “coincidentally” completed a Hata Yoga Teacher Training in India. Since than through regular practice I’ve started to develop deep connection, understanding and love for my physical body, which lead me on a path of becoming a nutritionist, medicinal herbalist and holistic health practicioner.  A few years back I’ve developped a carpal tunnel syndrome which didn’t allow me to continue my power vinyasa practice so I’ve  stared To practice yin yoga instead. I’ve realised that regular yin yoga practice is an inevitable part of maintaining a balance and connection in life. This led me to complete a Yin yoga Teacher training in November 2017 with Joe Barnett which deepened my passion, understanding and importance of yin yoga practice in our lives and realised the desire to share my passion.   I’m very grateful for each and every moment in this wondrous journey of life and grateful to Erika for providing me the opportunity to teach in her wonderful studio.      Blessings  Jana    

Jana Grossmannova

My love for yoga began 7 years ago after I’ve “coincidentally” completed a Hata Yoga Teacher Training in India. Since than through regular practice I’ve started to develop deep connection, understanding and love for my physical body, which lead me on a path of becoming a nutritionist, medicinal herbalist and holistic health practicioner.

A few years back I’ve developped a carpal tunnel syndrome which didn’t allow me to continue my power vinyasa practice so I’ve  stared To practice yin yoga instead. I’ve realised that regular yin yoga practice is an inevitable part of maintaining a balance and connection in life. This led me to complete a Yin yoga Teacher training in November 2017 with Joe Barnett which deepened my passion, understanding and importance of yin yoga practice in our lives and realised the desire to share my passion. 

I’m very grateful for each and every moment in this wondrous journey of life and grateful to Erika for providing me the opportunity to teach in her wonderful studio. 

 

Blessings

Jana