We are two passionate gents fortunate enough to travel, study, teach and experience the world of yoga. Through our combined exposure, acquired knowledge and dedicated enthusiasm for the yoga philosophy, we wanted to share our passion and create a unique space, for you.
Welcome to LANO Yoga
We truly believe that we must first look after ourselves, in order to be better for others. Our mission at LANO Yoga is to help you achieve this. When was the last time you took notice of yourself? The last time you asked yourself how you were feeling today? We want to help you be the best version of yourself.
Our range of classes offer you the space, in mind and body, you need to achieve your goals. Whether it’s to lose weight, increase sports and endurance performance, build upon an existing yoga practice, or simply to have some time away, our approach and ethos will fit in to your lifestyle on and off the mat. We offer both hot and regular yoga classes. Our studio is equipped with the latest hot yoga technology, allowing you to work your body at its optimum.
We carefully choose and work with our teachers to offer you a personalised approach to yoga. All of our teachers are qualified with a wide variety of different yoga schools and we employ an ongoing education and feedback system. So that we, as teachers, are consistently evaluating our teaching methods and how we teach.
All of this aimed at creating a thriving yoga community in Chichester, where we can all move forward in our own lives…together.
Neil - Director
Bad knees, bad back and a busy mind led me into my first Bikram yoga class. I was scared and totally unaware about what I was about to do. It was not easy, but definitely a unique experience and I wanted to go back. I noticed the benefits and change in my attitude after only a few classes and I couldn’t stop. Just one year later I qualified as a Bikram Teacher and was soon to be teaching in Brighton, Edinburgh and San Francisco. Yoga changed everything for me. Without realising it, I was Looking After Number One.
Karl - Director
I started practicing yoga after I stopped working as a professional dancer but wanted to stay fit and healthy. I presumed I would dislike yoga, but an hour in to my first class I got that ‘buzz’ that has never quite stopped since. I lost weight, healed my injured knee, but most importantly I gained a new spring in my step and outlook on life. I love the way yoga continually reestablishes my boundaries, both physically and mentally. For me every day is a “yoga” day whether that is through my own practice, or through teaching – seeing the way peoples bodies and minds change through the practice of yoga.
Kat has been involved in dance and sport from an early age, completing her BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre, London in 2000. Introduced to yoga in a gym to supplement her dance training, her formal study began much later with Jana Appleyard in London in 2006. Kat was fortunate to be an apprentice of Jana’s, studying and practicing the Shadow Yoga method for five years.
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.
My love for yoga began in 2002 whilst on a backpacking trip in Thailand. I found myself in a yoga retreat on a beautiful beach and never looked back. Beach and yoga resonate in my soul, we were meant to be together. Ever since, I have travelled the world exploring and deepening my practice. I spent a year in India, staying in a number of Ashrams and have also practiced in Hawaii, Costa Rica and various other far flung places. In 2006 I handed in my notice as a psychology lecturer to run a windsurf yoga centre in Cabo Verde. Since having children I am now settled here on the South Coast and thoroughly enjoy teaching yoga including ante/postnatal as well as running a yoga teacher training course.
I walked into my first Bikram yoga class in 1997 and nothing in my life was the same afterwards. At first, I was trying to squeeze one or two classes a week into my hectic schedule. The next thing I knew, I was re-arranging my life to accommodate my yoga! I graduated from teacher training in 1999 and have been teaching and practicing throughout the United States and Europe ever since. Yoga is as integral to my life as eating, breathing, and sleeping and I am grateful for its gifts every single day.
Yoga is part of my daily life. I’ve been practising yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2006. It took a while to make sense, repetition over time, but slowly and surely its changed my life. Like so many other people, its helped heal my spine, changed my body, improved my focus, cleared my mind, and opened my heart.
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.
I have been practicing yoga for nearly 30 years and was trained by the British Wheel of Yoga. I have had many teachers over the years and have been influenced by many styles.
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.
Casey attended her first yoga class to support her mother after repeatedly suggesting it would be good for her. Ironically, it was Casey who could not get enough. It was just what she needed – we teach best what we need the most right? Casey found that she loved all styles of yoga and fully dedicated herself to her practice. Casey was introduced to Modo yoga by one of the teachers at LANO and went on to complete her Modo training in Nicaragua. Casey’s yoga is not just about practice in the hot room but also the 7 philosophical pillars of Modo: Be Healthy; Be Accessible; Live Green; Community Support; Reach Out; Live To Learn and Be Peace.
Katy, an ambitious, twenty-something year old, had dreams to go and work in the branding industry of New York. Instead, she found yoga. Katy is on a mission to improve the happiness and mental health of people through yoga. She teaches in various locations around West Sussex, with each class grounded by authenticity, humility and kindness towards yourself. Every sequence offers a chance to sweat, reflect and smile as she takes her students on a journey, helping them to observe the subtle internal movements of their bodies and the habitual motions of their minds.
The story goes: a high pressure job and realising spin classes and high intensity training was just not doing it for me anymore. I discovered yoga- allowing myself to just be on the mat for whatever little time I thought I had in my busy schedule. And so the seed for transformation was planted. Yoga gradually healed my old wrist, knee and back injuries, and helped me deal with my head so often working on overdrive.
Becoming a yoga teacher was soon the only path forward to share my story and help other stress addicts. I trained in Baptiste inspired hot power vinyasa- an all accessible practice keeping body fit and bringing focus back to being the best versions of ourselves on and off the mat.
The first time I rolled out a yoga mat it was in my room to follow a DVD. I wanted so much to ‘get’ yoga; I ended up getting head rush and knocking my desk over! I will always cherish that feeling of knowing nothing but the movement and the fantastic release at the end of it all. This feeling fuels my practice.
I believe there is always more to learn, new ways of being, moving and releasing. I have studied Hatha, Ashtanga, and Yin alongside Jo Phee. Whatever the practice, the common factor is we choose how to move, how to breathe. The choice is yours. Create your yoga and create your life!