Restoring balance in the

mind and body

Welcome to Yoga with Loreta!

I'm a yoga teacher based in Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf,

Island Gardens, London, and also offer online classes.

Whether you're looking for private or group sessions,

or even a yoga-wellness retreat abroad,

join me for a transformative yoga journey!

About Yoga with Loreta

I'm Loreta Keburyte, and I've immersed myself in the practice of yoga for over two decades. I love helping others reconnect with themselves through a mixture of yogic breathing (Pranayama), meditation, and yoga poses (asana). Although focusing in mindfulness and Pranayama, I also teach flowing yoga (Vinyasa) for whole body workout. I adapt sessions to suit your needs, giving you a friendly, relaxing space to quieten your mind, connect inwards, restore your energy flow, and improve flexibility, mobility and balance. Let’s work towards feeling healthier and more peaceful together!

Whether you are seeking yoga in Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, Island Gardens, London, or online, Yoga in the Park during the summer season, or a unique yoga-wellness retreat abroad, get in touch with me to book your first session.

“Excellent classes with Loreta. As a runner they really help me to stretch out my body and make me feel strong. Loreta keeps the lessons interesting by adding variety. Highly recommended.”

-KIRSTY RASMUSSEN

“I have been practicing yoga with Loreta for many years now. She is a superb and very genuine teacher who creates a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in her classes. I am also very happy that, thanks to Loreta, I have been able to continue my yoga practice online throughout the pandemic.”

-ALICE MCDOUGALL

“I have been taking Loreta's classes for the last few years. What I like about Loreta is her caring attitude, kindness to students and the human touch she brings to her classes. Loreta's classes are never the same and she likes proposing different Vinyasa sequences and providing students with a range of classes they can choose from.”

-GIANLUCA BREGOLI

❝I find that your way of leading classes is perfect: you are very calm, always smiley, the tone of your voice is not too loud or too low, the pace and the type of the moves is adapted to the audience. You give me a real feeling of peace, tranquillity, relaxation, and wellbeing after each session. Thank you.❞

-Greta Carioli

❝A warm and welcoming environment. Loreta is a fantastic teacher who considers every need/ ability.❞

-REBECCA CRAWSHAW

❝I used to attend Loreta’s classes and would always look forward to her lovely energy during the class. Thanks Loreta!❞

-JULIET MIAH

❝I love Loreta’s classes! She’s very patient to teach, such a kind and sweet soul.❞

-CARMELA MESQUITA

❝Loreta teaches wonderful and very thoughtfully prepared yoga classes. She creates a warm and encouraging atmosphere. Loreta guides us on a lovely flow of moves as well as relaxation, meditative or other techniques according to the type of session chosen. Loreta's online classes have been a great support throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. Once lockdowns and the coronavirus are behind us hopefully in 2021 I look forward to Loreta's yoga retreats as well.❞

-ZOE WHITE

❝Loreta is a brilliant yoga teacher. She adapts the poses to suit all ability levels. I look forward to her classes every week and always leave feeling very refreshed, relaxed and happy!❞

-BECKY KEAN

❝I appreciate your yoga classes very much and always look forward to them. Every class improves my state of mind & body for the evening and for the week. Thank you!❞

-LUISA KAN

❝Loreta gives a clear explanation and makes sure we adopt the right posture through her constant attention. But it is not only about her good pedagogy, she is also sweet, smiling and generous with her time and knowledge. She shares her yoga philosophy so everyone can experience the sensation of well-being and serenity!❞

-LISA MURA

❝I very much like Loreta's yoga practices. Her guidance is clear, well explained and caring. After her lesson I always feel relaxed, calm, content as well as vital. Loreta offers a wide range of yoga styles to choose from, which is great.❞

-MICHELLE RAMP

"Your workshops are lovely and very relaxing! The way you structure them is brilliant and each section flows seamlessly into the next.


I am surprised that almost 3 hours seem to go by so quickly. I find the longer Yin stretches very useful and your talks very informative. I’d definitely be up for another workshop."

-Zoë White

"The mindfulness workshop was exactly what we had in mind and even more. I have received lots of positive feedback and praise from my colleagues. Everyone was really happy and felt they had learned something new and useful to improve their mental and physical health. Thank you so much for organising this workshop for us!"

- Anna Christina Goerk

My Approach

I have proudly served as a yoga teacher in Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, and internationally for the past 10 years. My teaching style embraces a holistic approach, focusing on breath—a key element in enhancing oxygen intake crucial for maintaining good health—along with elements of presence, awareness, and mindfulness. This approach aims to cultivate strength and flexibility in both the body and mind in a relaxed manner.

Additionally, I organise and host wellness-yoga retreats that blend my passions for healthy sustainable living, yoga, and travel.

This unique combination allows me to offer an exceptional experience to those who share similar passions and are on a transformative journey to discover their true selves.

Read more about me...

My career has always been related to health. In Lithuania, where I am originally from, I was an editor for a holistic health magazine, and after that I worked for a British health company. But it was my interest in holistic therapies that set me on the path to yoga. After holistic massage helped cure my long lasting shoulder pain, I was so amazed by this that I decided to train as a holistic therapist and set up a part-time business. Soon after, I discovered yoga and Pilates and realised that yoga is like self-massage. At this point – 20 years ago – I started to develop my regular diligent yoga practice, inspired by many great teachers and learning from many styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga.

  • I hold Level 3 Diploma in Hatha Yoga with Yoga Professionals (Sujatha Menon and Conrad Paul) and CYQ,
  • 500hr IYN certification (Registered Independent Yoga teacher),
  • Yoga and Stress Management with Swami Jyotirmayananda,
  • Yoga Therapy (including Meditation and Yoga Nidra) with Doug Keller,
  • Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater,
  • The Art of Vinyasa with Richard Freeman,
  • Yin Yoga with Norman Blair,
  • Pranayama with Judith Lasater and Lizzie Lasater,
  • Mindfulness with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield,
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Judith Lasater and Lizzie Lasater,
  • Emergency First Aid at Work, MGM Training Limited.

My introduction to Vinyasa yoga began with David Lefebvre Sell, who instilled in me a big love for this style.

Also I am grateful to Amanda Wright and Angelika Grohmann for inspiring and teaching me Yin Yoga and Meditation.

In addition, I hold an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, a Postgraduate Diploma in Aroma-Stress, and Certificates of Professional Training in Ayurvedic Therapies, Reflexology, Stress Relief Massage and Reiki.

I always bring this varied knowledge and Ayurvedic holistic approach into my yoga teaching. I teach Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation. Excessive training and practice allows me to create my own style. I invite my students to connect their mind and body through the breath and to practice awareness and mindfulness, to feel their energy flow. I share my experience and knowledge with passion, thoughtfulness and empathy.

Yoga is the answer to all my questions, and my main cure physically and emotionally. I am amazed how yoga philosophy and psychology reflects the human condition, how they relate to our daily lives and simple activities.

Yoga always helped me through the difficult times of my life. It has saved me from the back pain and helped to deal with severe stress. I have gained a lot of physical strength and flexibility as well as inner peace, calmness and optimism. I learned to live in the present moment and enjoy it. I wish everyone found the great path of Yoga!

Why do Yoga?

Yoga has the power to positively change all aspects of our lives. Anyone can practice yoga, and it is never too late to start! Regular yoga sessions, including breathing techniques and meditation, will help you feel stronger in the body and mind, more peaceful, providing the perfect platform for a healthier, happier lifestyle. My yoga classes can help you:

Destress, relax, calm and uplift the mind

Boost energy levels and immunity

Let go, connect inwards, be present

Strengthen and tone muscles

Improve posture and flexibility

Build stamina, endurance

Improve focus, concentration and balance

Induce healthy eating and better sleep

Release muscle tension in the body

Soothe the back pain

Read more about Yoga...

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit (an ancient Indic language) Yuj meaning to yoke, join or unite. It is the union of all aspects of an individual: body, mind and soul. Traditionally, yoga is a method of joining the individual self with the Divine, Cosmic Consciousness or Universal Spirit. The roots of yoga can be traced back roughly 5000 years. Originally, yoga was passed on as an oral tradition through a lineage of gurus and disciples working closely together to preserve the sacred teachings.

Yoga is a science, art, philosophy and physical system which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart and liberation of the soul.

Yoga is not a religion or renunciation. It does not demand that one is a vegetarian, should give up smoking, drinking alcohol and so on, although for obvious benefits these are suggested to prevent disease and maintain good health and peace of mind. Yoga incorporates physical exercises, relaxation, breathing and energy components, along with awareness of the self, physically, mentally and spirituality. When practice yoga regularly, amazing thing happens: you naturally want to start eating healthier, to drop your bad habits, and such.

Swami Vishnu-Devananda, the author of “The Hatha Yoga Pradipika”, one of the main scriptures of Hatha Yoga, puts it simply: the five points of yoga are:

  1. Proper exercise - Asana
  2. Proper breathing - Pranayama
  3. Proper relaxation - Savasana
  4. Proper diet - vegetarian/ non processed
  5. Positive thinking and meditation

These days people take yoga classes to learn all about the various techniques of asanas, pranayama, and meditation. But yoga is more than that. Yoga is a way of life. How to live yoga even when you are not doing asanas, pranayama, and meditation? How to practice yoga in the grocery store? How to live like a yogi with your family, in your workplace, when you are stuck in traffic?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali brought yoga to the masses. These ancient scriptures are dated between 200BC and 200AD.

According Patanjali, 'Yoga is a state of being and the practices asociated with it.'

The Yoga Sutras list the eight limbs of yoga. The Sanskrit word 'Ashta' means eight and 'Anga' is translated as limbs.

Limb1

Yamas - ethical standards and moral restrains:

Achimsa - non violence to yourself and others in thought, word or deed. Consideration and compassion for all living beings including yourself. Very related with intention.

Satya - truthfulness, living with honesty in behavior, thought and intension.

Asteya - no stealing, no jealousy, cultivating a less materialistic view.

Brahmacharya - moderation - chastity. One way to look at this - faithfulness to one person.

Aparigraha - non attachment to things. Appreciate all that you have such as health, happiness, family, time, love...

Limb 2

Niyamas - observances and disciplines, our attitude towards ourselves:

Saucha - purity, physical, mental and environmental cleanliness.

Santosha - contentment: 'just enough' - sleep, eat, work, talk... a positive outlook and uncomplaining attitude.

Tapas - austerities - purifying practices, self control and discipline with enthusiasm for life.

Swadhyaya - spiritual studies, self study, mindfulness, reflection and self discovery.

Ishwara pranidhana - practice of awareness, accepting there is a higher force. Being happy with not knowing, with no outcome.

The concepts of Yama and Niyama can be summed up as, “Do good and be good”, - These moral and ethical principles, these laws of the Universe affect us whether we believe in them or not. (Puya Swammji)

Limb 3

Asanas - physical postures. The body is the temple of the spirit. Practice of asana brings discipline and concentration, both necessary for meditation.

Limb 4

Pranayama - control of life force or energy through breathing techniques.

Limb 5

Pratyahara - sensory detachment/withdrawal of senses, control of the mind to focus within. Conscious withdraw an attention and energy from the senses. A deep willingness to turn inwards. It doesn't mean disinterest, it means: I don't want to be distracted by whatever arises.

Limb 6

Dharana - ekagrata - concentrating mind, focus, narrowing your consciousness. Silent repetition of a sound, focusing on a deity or energy point in the body can help.

Limb 7

Dhyana - meditation/contemplation, an unbroken flow of concentration leading to meditative state.

Meditation creates a bigger gap between stimulus and reaction, and we'll find liberation, happiness in this gap.

Limb 8

Samadhi - enlightened state of bliss and being at one with the Divine or with the Universe.

Yoga Styles

There are many different styles of yoga all over the world today. Most of the popular styles stem from Hatha yoga. In Sanskrit, the ancient text of India, Ha means sun and Tha means moon, and is often translated as forceful or physical. Various yoga schools teach different approaches. It often depends on a class teacher’s interpretation as well. Below are short descriptions of yoga styles I teach. 


Hatha Flow

The classes are based on the classical Hatha Yoga postures being linked together by the breath. You will get the benefits of strength, stamina, flexibility and relaxation and have an opportunity to learn breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. It is Yang style: active, forceful. 


Vinyasa Flow

Similar to Hatha Flow but more dynamic. A class starts with warming up, a standing sequence, moving in and out of the posture with the breath, followed by some mat work, and finishes up with the guided relaxation. The same benefits as Hatha Flow but feels more like workout. 


Yin Yoga

Mostly seated and lying poses are being held for 3-10 minutes allowing to open the body through passive stretching. This slow meditative healing practise gently stretches the connective tissues while also toning, lengthening the muscles and quieting the mind. At the deeper level Yin Yoga nourishes and gently stimulates meridians - energy channels in the body (nadis in Indian system). They are related to particular organs and emotional states. This style is especially suitable for people who want a relaxing, healing class and who want to work more on flexibility.


Restorative Yoga

It is total relaxation in lying poses using lots of props: blankets, cushions, bolsters, blocks.


Yoga Nidra 

Is a state of conscious complete relaxation induced by a guided meditation, practiced in a lying position. It provides a relief for stress, depression and anxiety, it's a total physical rest, helps to get a better sleep.


Most of my classes are suitable for beginners. If you have an injury or health condition, speak to your doctor and let me know before taking a class. 

Recommendation

  • do not eat for 2 hours before a class. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes that does not restrict movements.


Some Quotes  

  • The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. - TKV Desikachar 


  • Yoga is creation. - TKV Desikachar 


  • Happiness - is liking what you get, not getting what you want. - Judith Lasater


  • Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so. - Shakespeare 


  • Yoga is delicious. - Richard Freeman


  • Doesn’t matter that we are spinning off, what matters - that we are coming back - over and over again. - Judith Lasater



Recommended books and websites 



  • A Year of Living Your Yoga - Judith Hanson Lasater

  • Breath by Breath, The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation - Larry Rosenberg 

  • Brightening Our Inner Skies. Yin and Yoga - Norman Blair

  • Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödrön

  • Heal Your Body - Louise L. Hay

  • Light on Life - B.K.S. Iyengar

  • Light on Pranayama - B.K.S. Iyengar

  • The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar

  • Theories of Chakras - Hiroshi Motoyama

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Power - Rhonda Byrne

  • The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

  • Yoga Myths - Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes Online

If you are from outside London, or simply cannot make it to in person sessions I offer a number of live online streamed classes throughout the week that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You can also access recordings of all classes if you cannot make a session.

I offer groups, corporates and private yoga online.

Visit my Yoga Classes Online page to learn more.

In Person Classes

We will practice together from the spacious river side studio in the Isle of Dogs, Calders Wharf E14 3PS.

Yoga in the Park is very popular from May to September at the beautiful backdrop of the Island Gardens E14 3EB

Corporate, private one-to-one and to small groups sessions are available as well and can be personalised to your exact preferences.

Visit my In-Person Private and Group Yoga Classes page for more information.

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