Find out how it all began, meet the team & see where all the magic happens.
Welcome to LANO Yoga
We met seven 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 six 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 three 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.
This has led me to different job opportunities and also to travelling the world by myself and volunteering along the way which had its scary moments but proved to myself that I could really do anything if I just focused and looked for the good in situations.
Southsea has always been my place that I would visit to feel recharged and after spending an amazing weekend with friends I decided that I wanted to make it my permanent home and set myself the goal to be relocated by the time I was 30. I managed this with 2 weeks to spare - now that I have lived here for over 2 years I couldn’t think of anywhere else I would want to be.
After a successful career in the Leisure and Sports I really wanted to step away from the corporate side of things and be involved in a community with wellbeing at the centre of what it does.
When LANO opened in February I took out the Intro offer and threw myself into all the different styles and I just loved how my time on the mat was my time to really shut off from the outside and just be present in the here and now.
Exercise has always been a great escapism for me and the positives that it has on mental health are incredible. With Yoga I have now found a place to have the much needed quiet time for a very busy brain.
I am so happy to be part of LANO and what they stand for - to be able to be part of something that is directly positively impacting the Community is the perfect job satisfaction for me.
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 believe that yoga can bring so much valuable self awareness that I felt compelled to share. So, In December 2017 I travelled to Bali, Indonesia, and trained in Tantric Hatha with Zuna Yoga. I gained a deep understanding of the internal energetics of the body (prana), a full yogic breath (agni raj) and whole body coordination (vyon) and how to blossom into your fullest potential on and off the mat.
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.
It was “love at first downward facing dog”, and from that very moment, yoga became my life! For me it is more than just going through the Asanas. I found this space where I can fully integrate my body awareness, explore something new with every inhale and with every exhale...but most important to me, I feel nourished and fully connected to my self. I truly believe that all we need already exists within us and that through Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and other tools we can make it our own & take care of ourselves. I’m very excited to join in on your unique journey! Namaste.
Yoga for me adds so much value to life, not only is it good for the body and mind its also a creates a connection with people you’d never normally meet, it opens opportunities and brings freedom to life, slowly but gradually.