Meet our crew in Puglia, Italy
Personal and professional development
500hrs certified yoga training and more than 1,600hrs of teacher-training leadership.
Studied with many well-respected teachers in the traditions of Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow and Restorative yoga. Learned mindfulness from Buddhist psychotherapist Michael Stone and also learned Scaravelli yoga from John Stirk and studied Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller.
Holly has taught meditation and yoga internationally for over 20 years and her extensive knowledge of movement, anatomy and mindfulness were developed during her early career in contemporary dance and creative arts.
Holly focuses on opening up the pathways of awareness through clarity, relaxed sensitivity, and flow yoga that will support you, empower you and help you to live skilfully, even through difficult times. Her warm, inclusive and non–dogmatic approach invites you to experience the authentic power of yoga.
“Holly expertly deconstructs each student’s existing yoga knowledge and rebuilds them again – layer by layer – with new levels of sophistication and understanding that propel their practices forwards.” Rebecca French – Co-founder of Yoga London
Leah has practiced yoga for over 20 years and has taught since 2003. Drawing on a mixture of traditional teaching methods, she encourages you to practice intelligently, enabling you to build a daily self-practice.
Leah’s approach to teaching has been influenced by a number of styles including Iyengar, Scaravelli, Hatha, Feldenkrais method, somatics. Her approach is to encourage students to explore their experience using the yoga asanas, movement, breath and mental focus with curiosity and openess. Classes have an atmosphere of playful inquisitiveness using movement & stillness to bring you fully into the presence of yoga.
Yoga studies: TKV Desikachar; BKS Iyengar; Vanda Scaravelli; Krishnamacharia.
Movement and somatic studies: Feldenkrais; Qi-gong; Dance.
Previous career: human rights lawyer in London
“Thank you Leah, I love your style of teaching. Insightful, light and fun. Wonderful.” Angie, London
“As always, wonderful, relaxing, peaceful, supportive, learning…… You have a huge heart”. Rebecca, London
“Loved it! Your sessions are fun, calming, interesting and restorative. I feel so peaceful.” Sophie, Paris
Yoga Teacher and Pilates teacher
Lauren is a certified 500-hour Yoga and Level-3 Mat Pilates teacher, with specialist training in Women’s Yoga and Yoga Nidra. In the Kaliyoga style, her morning classes are vinyasa flow, and the evening classes combine gentle restorative movements with resting poses to nurture body and mind. Lauren is also a Pilates teacher and her teaching method places special attention on alignment and use of breath, with adjustment of poses and exercises made to suit your body and fitness level, rather than expecting you to conform to prescribed shapes. Classes are accessible on all levels, and private sessions (if desired), are tailored to the student’s individual needs. Classes are focused but fun, helping you to experience the benefits of working up to your comfort zone.
“Lauren’s classes are a highlight of my week and the gains have been to both my mental and physical wellbeing” – Angela
“I absolutely love Lauren’s classes. Her attention to detail is inspiring… one of the best teachers I’ve had” – Kate
“Having not done much yoga previously, Lauren’s approach of tailoring classes to each person’s experience and ability has massively improved my confidence” – Olivia
Yoga Teacher and Holistic Bodyworker
Federica is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who has practiced and studied Mysore Ashtanga, Iyengar and other forms of yoga for more than 15 years. With a background in professional dance, craniosacral therapy and shamanic healing, Federica brings a wealth of background information in the mechanics of alignment, dynamic movement, energy flow and effective healing techniques.
Most importantly, she teaches with an attitude of fun, playfulness and open acceptance – after all, laughter is the best medicine! Federica is a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist, shamanic massage therapist, and Gestalt counselor. These are effective therapies that also empower healing, transformation and living a happy and fulfilled life.
“I was still scared if it’s right choice or not, but when I arrived my doubts disappeared and I was just really grateful to myself for this choice. I felt seen, accepted, welcomed and surrounded by supporting and not-judging sisters. I felt that I’m safe to experiment and try to make new choices. We learnt a lot every day and I’m going home with new tools, inspiration, gratitude and love in my heart. Federica is an amazing woman, alive, present, beautiful, passionate, kind and strict, wise and with a touch of humour. I bow to you with my heart.”
“The week with Federica exceeded all my expectations. Being a therapist and coach myself, I can say that’s not an easy thing to do. Federica has a magic combination of intuition, passion for her work, deep love for people and lots of wisdom and competence. Through unique approach she touches body, heart, mind and soul, which has a deep impact on your personal transformation process. By being enlightened and grounded at the same time she can hold a safe space for evolving. One of the most inspiring women I met in my life. Thanks from my heart !!”
Els, United Kingdom
“Federica is someone extraordinary. I don’t know how else to put it. She has a rare intuition and manages to see every single person for who she is.”
Raw nutritionist, kitchen manager and Ayurvedic masseuse
Retreat manager / gong bath practitioner / gestalt psychotherapist
Shiatsu Energy Rebalance and Thai Yoga massage