Meet Our Instructors
After graduating from a law school, Nicol soon realised that the chosen path wasn’t for her. In search of new passion and career, Nikol started her journey with martial arts and karate, soon moved to teaching Pilates and Thai massage, then discovered yoga. Since, Nikol has devoted herself to yoga and practiced various styles with different teachers from all over the world. Having more than a decade of experience in teaching, she now focuses on Vinyasa, Hatha, and Acro Yoga. Nikol has an-in depth knowledge in asana analysis, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy and is a head teacher here at YogaUnion.
Himanshu comes from a very traditional teachings of Yoga in India after completing his 500 RYT and B.A. Degree in Yoga and Naturopathy. He marries his teaching approach with his young and enthusiastic attitude, as he continues to study M.A. (Yoga) degree from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University in India, Himansku is passionate about inspiring his students to deepen their practice for long-term health, well-being and fitness goals. He has taught various yoga styles and currently focuses on Hatha and Ashtanga-Vinyasa traditions. Himanshu is also experienced in asana theory, adjustments, and yoga alignment. He has previously taught in 200hr and 300hr teacher training courses back in India and has now joined YogaUnion as one of our headteachers.
After many years of teaching ancient and modern Greek literature Faye has decided to fully
dedicate her time and energy to her yogic journey. Having completed her first training in
India she has practiced for over a decade several types of yoga and started teaching a few
years ago. She loves to be a practitioner as well as sharing her passion for breathing through
movement and she encourages her students to create their own personal style and explore
their potential through practice. Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga are her favorite physical tools,
but she also adores Yin sessions and Yoga Nidra. She has worked with athletes, actors,
dancers, over aged women, people with disabilities, professionals of all sorts, ordinary
people. Therefore, she strongly believes that yoga is for every body and tries her best to make
practice accessible to everyone.
Kati graduated in Journalism and Public Relations. She was working over a decade successful but never 100% fulfilled as Senior Project Manager in corporate business. Besides that, she always has been into health, nutrition, movement and various sports.
In 2016 everything changed. She met her Mentor and since then she is studying about energy work. And it was also the start of her Yoga and Meditation journey. At the end of 2018 she completely turned her back on the management job and finished her 300 RYT and 500 hrs (CASA) certified Meditation teacher and trainer. Kati is the headteacher for Meditation at YogaUnion. She is now following her heart to guide people on their journey to (re)connect with their inner-self. Her special magic: Meditative Energy Transformation.
Laila is a yoga student and teacher who decided to quit the desk job, corporate life and focus on her health, wellness and peace of mind. She is fascinated and inspired by the human body, structure and movement, and she has been reading about and practicing yoga for 7 years. Laila realized that this is what she wants to do everyday for the rest of her life, it's her passion. She is a strong believer in harmony and mindfulness; and yoga helped her in connecting her breath with her movement, as well as, linking her body, mind and soul, to better harmonize with the universe.
After graduating from a Law school, Aakanksha decided to go on a journey to finding a deeper meaning and purpose in life. Since finding Yoga, she has been able to to find balance and inner peace and decided to dedicate herself to translating her experience and passion into becoming a yoga teacher. After becoming a 500RYT she has been teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Therapeutic, Restorative and Yin Yoga back home in India. Aakanksha’s passion lies in the traditional practices of meditation, pranayama and the teaching of Yoga Philosophy thus has joined YogaUnion as a Philosophy headteacher.
Once a very successful architect working in Florence, Ourania decided to follow her passion and devote herself to yoga. She started practicing with Giovanni Formisano in 1996 when she completed her first 4-year teacher training in Hatha yoga. Since then Ourania has accumulated thousands of hours by following inspiring teachers in TTC, seminars, and workshops all over the world, including her beloved India where she still visits every year. Since 2010 Ourania has been running an international teacher training school, and now calls Bali home. Alongside Spyros, Ourania is still involved in TTC’s and creating vision of spreading the love of yoga to all, past and future students of YogaUnion.
A track athlete in his youth, Spyros’ love for the human body and movement led him to pursuing a career as an ASCM certified movement trainer and specialist. After years of expirence, he felt something was missing, that’s when he embarked on his journey with yoga. After becoming 500 RYT and traveling the world gathering knowledge, experience and inspiration, Spyros and Ourania founded YogaUnion Bali, a life-long dream and the place where he is able to share his knowledge and passion for movement. As of 2020 Spyros is still very involved in the trainings and focuses on delivery Anatomy lessons.