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About Yoga University



Founder & Senior Yoga Teacher

Kathy Ran

Kathy Ran is a registered senior teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and a yoga elder with Independent Yoga Network. She owns Black Lotus Yoga in London and owns her own Yoga Teacher Training School with Yoga Alliance. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

I began practicing yoga after having children and suffered from tremendous back pain, later I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga has given me a pain free life and I love helping people gain the same freedom through the practice of yoga. I have been practicing yoga since 1997 and I am a certified yoga instructor. I gained my Vinyasa yoga qualification in America and always wanted to learn more, which led to a Masters Degree in Physical Science, Sports yoga certification, Anusara Inspired qualification, Hot yoga training and many years of studying with some of the best instructors in the world.


I have been privileged to teach yoga for over 20 years and have owned a very successful yoga, fitness and teacher training studio in Florida before moving here to the UK.  My greatest joy is sharing my love of yoga with others and watching them grow. "Yoga to me is much more than fitness, its peace of mind and finding joy in everyday life."

I absolutely love teaching others how to teach and after 20 years of teaching and studying and my 20+ teacher trainings I feel so privileged to pass on this amazing practice of yoga down to others with authenticity and heart in order for them to share their passion and knowledge.


Yoga University came to me when I was a little lost in life, and has truley been life changing. The course has been so many things, fun, inspirational, emotional and the knowledge acquired has been fanominial. You come out of it with all the tools you need and the confidence to go out and teach. It has definitely been the best few months of my life.


Kathy Ran


Kathy has been featured at The Om Yoga Show's and is a featured Yoga Teacher at Soul Circus Yoga Festival yearly.

She conducts workshops and teacher trainings in the US and across the UK.


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