Meet our Team

Katerina Ioannou

FOUNDER / INSTRUCTOR – Katerina, originally a dancer, was drawn to Yoga and Pilates to support her injuries from performing, and this has inspired her physically and spiritually.

Katerina brings a huge sense of energy, enthusiasm and kindness to her informative classes. Being inspired from her studies in India she uses breathing as the greatest tool to work on the nervous system to reduce anxiety, to re-connect body and mind, to focus, to enable positive thinking and ultimately reawaken internal balance.

Having the body intelligence of a dancer along with her knowledge from her Pilates studies with her inspiring teacher Anne-Marie Zulkahari, Katerina likes to pay attention to alignment and to tailor her classes to support practitioner’s individual needs. She is a highly experienced children and family Yoga teacher, specialising in working with children and adults with SEN as well as with pregnancy and rehabilitation clients, where her gentle approach is both effective and popular.

Katerina Ioannou

Sinem Er

Sinem was born and raised in Istanbul. She has been practising yoga since 2005 and finds great joy in sharing the teachings of yoga since 2010.

She was fortunate enough to learn about yoga from many valuable teachers, but her root teacher is Cyndi Lee, the first western female yoga teacher to integrate yoga and Buddhism, the founder of the legendary OM Yoga School. She completed her 200-hour training in 2010 and 500-hour advanced training in 2015 with her. In 2018, she had the honour of translating her book ‘Yoga Body, Buddha Mind’ into Turkish. Cyndi’s take on yoga and meditation radically changed herperspective, her relationship with herself, the world, and the teachings of yoga.

She sees the yoga practice as a reminder that everything is interconnected and interdependent and vinyasa as a physical expression of this fact.

She teaches multi-level, alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes, grounded in the practices of mindfulness and compassion. She distills the postures, offering the building blocks for the student to choose from to meet their needs. Her classes are an invitation to practice placing the attention on the breath, the body and the mind, noticing everything that happens on the way, to move, to engage, to let go and most of all, making friends with it all.

Sinem Er

Renata Dos Passos De Almeida

INSTRUCTOR- From young age, I have been fascinated with exercises and all sorts of movements.
As a child, I did ballet, jazz, gymnastics and capoeira. In my teen’s I studied drama for a while and ended becoming an actress. I did a couple of theatre plays and some TV work. In the meantime, I started a professional school of contemporary dance and studied there for two years. With inspiring teachers. But I’ve made some changing on my plans and I came to live in London, after having my son I started to have some aches and pains, so I decided to try some pilates classes and after few classes I’ve notice some improvements and after one year of consistency practice I was pain free. I felt in love with Pilates and I turned into my full time job. After qualifying in 2012 at City Lit College I taught for a couple of years and later discovered Body Control Pilates, I did a bridging course and 2012 and 2014 I qualified on the reformer and regularly attend workshops, courses and teachers classes.

Renata Dos Passos De Almeida

Josipa Smith

INSTRUCTOR- Jos is a local mum of two and a yoga teacher, teaching weekly group yoga classes and Private Yoga sessions in North London

She has been practising yoga for over 14 years. Initially it was something to do, a way to move her body. Her practice deepened after the birth of her children. Like many parents with small children she felt exhausted, mentally and physically – yoga has been her lifeline and gave her much needed time to reflect, release tension and stop mind chatter. Yoga taught her how to be more present, patient, how to listen to her body, how to breathe – something we all take for granted.

As Jos began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. Jos believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one, and one that should be nurtured and inspired. She teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness.

She believes that maintaining a mindful practice and restoring the mind-body connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and happy life on and off the yoga mat.

Qualifications:
Vinyasa Flow – Yoga London in 2014 (200RTY), 2014
Apprentice Module – Yoga London 100h. 2016
Pregnancy Yoga – Nadia Narain at Triyoga, 2017
Restorative Yoga – Judith Hanson Lasater at Yoga Campus, 2017
Postnatal Yoga – Nadia Narain at Triyoga, 2018

Josipa Smith

Nick Stolerman

INSTRUCTOR- Nick has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years and when he decided to train as a teacher, he chose Kundalini because he saw that it works for everyone, regardless of age or ability. He loves the meditative focus of this ancient practice and that it is more about mental strength than physical prowess. Nick also plays the gong, taking people on a deeply relaxing and meditative journey, as the body and mind respond to the sounds and vibrations.

Nick Stolerman
Emanuela-Calletti

Emanuela Celletti

INSTRUCTOR- At Yogaloom Emanuela teaches Ashtanga, Hatha and gentle flow classes, in a relaxed yet thorough manner.

She encourages students to explore postures and movements with intelligence and curiosity, through modifications and pauses in order to find the yoga that works for them.

She practises and teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Meditation and continues to expand her understanding of movement and mind-body awareness through regular study.

Emanuela is also a fully qualified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. She founded Minimum Yoga in 2014 (www.minimumyoga.com) and remains committed to supporting the practice of a wide range of students of all ages, shapes, and backgrounds.

Emanuela Celletti

Gemma Daly

INSTRUCTOR- Gemma is based in North London teaching her own take on hatha yoga. Most of her classes involve some flow, and all include restorative poses. She tries to make the classes fun and challenging with modifications to suit beginners and more experienced students as well.

Gemma Daly

Mihaela Manole

SENIOR THERAPIST- Mihaela is an experienced, talented and qualified massage therapist. She is knowledgeable and able to render care and services with professionalism and passion. She specializes in therapeutic massage, deep tissue and lymphatic drainage, and is qualified in pregnancy massage. She enjoys meeting and greeting guests. She has a meticulous approach to the health and well-being of her clients and undertake her care with high standards of hygiene. She gives special attention to client comfort and tailor making treatments and offer after care advice following treatments.

Mihaela Manole