Astanga Yoga London



Roberta Gianotti

Roberta is authorised level 2, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) and Sharath R Jois.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Roberta also speaks Italian, French and Spanish, has a degree in Dance and Choreography, and trained for 2 years as a Spiritual Healer.

‘I first tried yoga in high school and it performed miracles on my maths grades!

In 1996 I started practising with John Scott. I immediately felt a huge connection to this beautiful practice. In 2000 I travelled to Mysore to study with Guruji and continued yearly. Meeting Guruji, and seeing his beaming smile, I knew I’d found my teacher and a powerful healer.

I taught at the Life Centre and at triyoga and then, in 2001, Hamish asked me to teach here at AYL where I now run the evening classes.

In 2005 our beautiful baby, Lalita, was born. So yoga blooms! I strive for the generosity, dedication and compassion motherhood inspires. Guruji always said, “Family is eighth series!“.

Recently I had the difficult experience of recovering from breast cancer. On a deep, cellular level this taught me that, sitting in personal darkness, one does eventually see. Now my teaching has a stronger emphasis on healing, listening, and allowing yoga to feed us.

This practice is a gift: to be respected for its infinite healing power, received with grace and practised with love.’

Roberta teaches the weekday evening classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.