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

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

Kerin Black

INSTRUCTOR- Kerin teaches Hatha and Yin Yoga and is popular for her gentle approach to challenging participants of all levels without excess strain.

In addition to practising yoga for three decades, she has been teaching the Alexander Technique for twenty years and utilises her knowledge and expertise in that area to help you get more out of your yoga practice while avoiding injury. Her lessons are always tailored to the abilities and needs of the individual clients. 

She also follows the yogic spiritual path, including meditation and mantra recitation, and enjoys accompanying others on their paths as well. She was given the spiritual name ‘Katyayani,’ meaning ‘she who fulfils all wishes.’

Kerin Black

Malgo Madrzak

INSTRUCTOR- Malgo is a Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher from Poland, currently based in North London. 
She is extremely passionate about all the wonders that Yoga and yoga-related techniques are offering to us on our journey to healthy, mindful and peaceful living. Her yoga journey and self practice started somewhere 6 years ago, when she had to take care of injuries acquired from various different sport disciplines.
Not long after that, she discovered that The Practice brings an incredible change to mind and perspective of thinking and feeling. That it is a unique tool in decompressing nervous system releasing tensions and blockages.
“I’m constantly learning,  developing and expanding my knowledge and deepening my practice, constantly looking for new and effective ways of self healing. Yoga, it’s a portal to peace and unity of the body with the mind through breath and movement.”
Malgo Madrzak

Rena Zenonos

INSTRUCTOR- Rena is a certified YogaBirth teacher by the YogaBirth Organisation, whose training course has been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.(200 hrs)
Having grown up with in a childminding environment and surrounded by a family of teachers, she has always felt the need to care and nurture. This led her to an enjoyable career as a Nursery Nurse and later as a primary school teacher. Her career path changed when she was pregnant with her first-born whilst attending ‘YogaBirth’ (specialised pregnancy yoga) classes, which enriched and empowered her, changing her perception of the birthing journey. This led her to pursuing her passion as a yogabirth teacher, childbirth educator and Doula.

Rena Zenonos

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