Our Teaching Team

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I am honoured and privileged to be supported by an incredible team of teachers, who are authentic yogis. Leading teacher trainers are given authorisation by the Integral Yoga Teacher’s Council after a thorough review of their yoga practice, teaching experience, lifestyle and dedication to the lineage. Each teacher brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in various aspects of yoga, philosophy, lifestyle and anatomy. I have hand picked each of these wonderfully talented and dedicated souls and together I believe we make a dream team!

I’d like to introduce you to our Sangha’incredible teachers!


Aurelie ANJALI Gauthier

Aurelie is a certified Integral Yoga instructor (500-hour level) and newly authorised lead Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer for Hatha 1. She is also a Yoga for the Special Child practitioner and certified Children’s Yoga instructor. She has been practicing and teaching Integral Yoga since 2013. She is the head of the Integral Yoga Sangha, coordinating communications and events. She is a dedicated yogi with a wealth of knowledge and great sense of humour.

Email: iysangha@hershayoga.com


Katia KARUNA Bacon

Katia is a certified Integral Yoga instructor (500-hour level). She specialises in anatomy & physiology and teaches anatomy for the Integral Yoga teacher training programs. She has meditated regularly for the past seven years and is an authorised trainer for Hersha Yoga’s Meditation for Beginners course. Katia also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for YAMA Foundation, coordinating community outreach programs.

Email: anatomy@hershayoga.com


Gabi Baumgartner

Gabi is a certified Integral Yoga instructor, Vini Yoga Therapist and certified in Cardiac Medical Yoga. Gabi is a strong advocate for yoga as a preventative therapy and a tool to bring about balance on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. Gabi is a supporting trainer providing insights into adapting yoga postures and working with the breath.


Lakshmi Harilela

Lakshmi is a certified Integral Yoga instructor (500-hour level) and certified Ayurvedic Practitioner from the Kerela Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Nutritional Therapist from the European Institute of Vedic Studies. Lakshmi teaches about the Yoga diet, detox and lifestyle as well as Ayurvedic principles and practices.