Find out how it all began, meet the team & see where all the magic happens.
Welcome to LANO Yoga
We met 7 years ago when we both ended up in the same Bikram class in Brighton. Like most, hectic lives and frustrating injuries led us through the studio doors in search of ways to heal our bodies and give our minds some TLC too. It didn’t take long before Karl went off to certify as a Bikram teacher, and only 6 months later Neil decided to follow suit!
For a few years we jet-set around, teaching in different studios, countries and climates. But soon we started to build ideas about a space of our own- a community space, with multiple styles of yoga, from the physically challenging to the fully restorative, that could be a safe, accessible environment for everyone and anyone. And so LANO Yoga was born! In February 2015 we moved into LANO Chichester, and only 2 1/2 years later LANO Southsea arrived.
We are so grateful to all the students and teachers who have helped us build the thriving community that LANO has become, and are incredibly excited to be all evolving together!
Our Studio in
Go through the glass door to the second floor to discover LANO Chichester, a dedicated yoga space with a light and bright studio with capacity for 30 + students. The studio can be heated for the hot classes or not for the unheated ones. There is a community space within the reception and full changing facilities with showers for Ladies and Gents. A perfect city centre space to Look After Number One.
Our Studio in
This prominent space on Elm Grove is like the Tardis! LANO Southsea has two studios; one hot and one not. It has treatment rooms, an outside courtyard, changing facilities for all, a reception area and a community space that we can all be proud of. LANO Southsea really does have an incredible space for all your yoga needs.
Meet the Team
Kat completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Bali in 2015 with Zuna Yoga which has its roots in Tantra. Her classes follow this system with an emphasis on the breath work, asana, bandha, pranayama and meditation. Carefully and specifically crafting each sequence for a meaningful journey and outcome.
Kat strives to give people the yogic tools to live a happy, healthy, joyful life, to thrive and be a more powerful individual in the world.
Jacqueline sees yoga as a wonderful tool to enhance every aspect of life and adapts her yoga classes to cater for all levels of whoever is present. Her goal is that you return home with a healthy body, a peaceful mind and an enlightened spirit. Jacqueline is also a global adventurer and trip leader who has worked on 6 continents and travelled to over 85 countries.
Teaching is a pleasure, I learn something every time and I am constantly inspired by the changes I see in people, the injuries that improve and the incredible focus that develops. All you have to do is turn up.
My classes are structured to always include breathing practices, relaxation as well as a well thought out, mix of posture work (flow and static), some for developing strength, some for flexibility, some for balance and some for relaxation. I believe in the saying ‘flexible spine flexible mind’ and aim to take the spine through its full range of movement keeping it healthy and supple. I also like to encourage a sense of fluidity through the whole body, freeing it up so that energy can flow keeping us free from stresses, blockages and restrictions.
My aim is to create a safe relaxing, environment in which people can come to explore their bodies, be with themselves, getting to know their self, have a good move about, stretch and relax.
I recently explored Peru to learn from the mystical practitioners and shamans of the Andean mountains, to add to the influence I receive from Buddhism and Hinduism. All of this provides me with powerful insights into living a life more connected to each other, to our energy and the planet’s. I am also an NLP coach, which can be used to help us discover any limiting beliefs or conflicts we have in our lives, to understand more about what our values are and for us to realise our full potential. I bring passion and energy to my classes.
As a professional dancer, KJ brings her knowledge of the body and alignment into her yoga practice, and at the beginning of 2017 she attained her Ashtanga and Vinyasa teaching qualifications at Sampoorna Yoga, India. KJ is a lover of life and her students are at the heart of her thoughts as she believes every person deserves a wonderful class and wants to provide them with a wholesome experience. You’ll find her smiling most of the time and hoping to bring sunshine even when it’s raining outside.