where yoga & community meet...
Here at kindred we're all about community and family, and that starts with the founders, South East London based Katarina and Julian. Katarina, a full time yoga teacher and Julian, a yoga practitioner, have desire to share their passion with others. Our goal is to create an environment where people can feel at home whilst nurturing their practice.
As a physics graduate and trained actress, making the transition to full time yoga teacher wasn't the obvious choice. However, it was after discovering a strong yang style of yoga in London, and then traveling to India to explore the lighter practice of Sivananda yoga that she realised what an integral part of her physical and mental wellbeing it had become. She then returned to India a year later to complete her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga and Ashtanga Vinyasa (Rocket) with The Yoga People, who themselves were taught by Larry Schultz the pioneer of Rocket yoga. Katarina immediately began teaching yoga full time and by 2017 had completed 500hrs of advanced Teacher Training with her teachers Jamie and Dulce, The Yoga People, in Ashtanga, Rocket, Yin & Mandala Vinyasa. Katarina continues to build her advanced teacher training hours as expanding her knowledge, to pass on to her students is something she’s very passionate about. In 2018 she completed 50hrs of advanced adjusting and anatomy with Ambra Vallo.
Katarina's public teaching schedule consists of a mixture of Rocket yoga and the Mandala model in her Vinyasa classes, working closely with chakra and elemental theories.
In summer 2018 Katarina began co-teaching the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with The Yoga People.
Katarina is a 500hr, Yoga Alliance approved, Registered Yoga Teacher. E-RYT 500.
Having played sports growing up and later working a 9 to 5 desk Job, Jules was persuaded by Kat to try out a yoga class to help with stress and injuries.
His initial assumptions about yoga consisted of tight lycra, heavy chanting and a series of long and arduous stretches in incense filled rooms. What he encountered in fact was bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities being put through their paces. During that first hour on the mat, taking his time to breathe and move, he left feeling calm, balanced and clearer in the mind. Jules returned to the mat many more times after that and continues to find yoga incredibly rewarding and challenging for both body and mind.
Now there is nothing he enjoys more than being able to welcome people into a space where they are able to practice freely and enjoy the same experiences he did.