Karen Watson is the director of Islington Yoga.
She began her study of yoga with Zhander Remete in 1993 and completed a 3 year teaching apprenticeship at the Yoga Shala in Sydney in 1997.
She taught yoga in Sydney from 1997- 1999 and in 2000 she co-founded Islington Yoga when she moved to London. Karen teaches Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana at Islington Yoga and continues to learn under the guidance of Zhander Remete.
She runs regular intensive courses, workshops and retreats in London, the UK and Europe.
Monique Ledesma began practicing yoga in 2002.
She started learning Shadow Yoga in 2008 and since then she has been studying with Karen Watson at Islington Yoga.
In 2010 she began attending courses with Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves and continues to study Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana with them.
Monique completed a three year teaching apprenticeship with Karen Watson in February 2014 and is now teaching Introductory courses for Beginners, Level 1 (Balakrama) and Level 2 (Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam) courses at Islington Yoga.
Samantha began practising yoga in 1999.
In 2002 she was introduced to Shadow Yoga and completed a one year Foundation Course at Islington Yoga in 2005.
That year she also began learning with Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves and subsequently undertook a 3 year Shadow Yoga teacher training course with them from 2009 - 2012.
She continues to study Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana with them and is now teaching Introductory courses for Beginners, Level 1 (Balakrama) and Level 2 (Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam) courses at Islington Yoga.
Ino trained professionally as a dancer at the Greek National School of Dance in Athens.
Since 2003 she has been living in London and working as a freelance performer/dance artist and teacher. Alongside her artistic work, she has always had an interest in yoga and practiced various disciplines until 2011, when she was introduced to Shadow Yoga.
Since 2012, she has been learning with Karen Watson and has attended courses with Emma Balnaves.
Ino has completed a 3 year teaching apprenticeship with Karen Watson and is now teaching Introductory courses for Beginners and Level 1 (Balakrama) courses at Islington Yoga.
Tarun was introduced to various Buddhist meditation practises from the age of 8 and later studied Sivananda Yoga during his teens, learning privately from a family friend. He also trained in Chinese martial arts for 14 years, teaching classes and seminars throughout the UK.
He was introduced to Shadow Yoga in 2012 and has been studying at Islington Yoga ever since.
He currently teaches Beginners classes at Islington Yoga.