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Katrina Johnston

Katrina is a certified yoga teacher and body worker with 24+ years' experience working with addiction and extensive personal experience of the process of embodiment and the neurophysiological process of awakening and connection to essence/self. She was born and grew up in Hong Kong,  schooled in Scotland & Lugano, Switzerland, and has lived all over the world, & is now based in Puglia, Italy.   She first came across Dr. Gabor Mate spontaneously via the Recovery 101 online conference (hosted by Tommy Rosen) in 2013 and then read In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts and was instantly inspired.  As well as being part of the CI community and an intern (to complete in Feb 2023), she is a team member of the Flowing Wakefulness Fellowship and an ongoing student of Igor Kufayev, a spiritual teacher of Trika Shaivism. She gives bodywork sessions, teaches yoga classes in Italian, gives CI sessions and has a daily personal practice of meditation, asana and walking amongst the olive groves surrounding the town near the sea, where she lives with her four cats.  Some of her background and experience include (though are not limited to) the following:

2004 - Hoffman Process, UK

2005  - Arvon Prose & Poetry Writers’ Retreat, UK 

2009 - Juice Fasting & Yoga Retreat, Portugal 

2011 - Yoga Workshop with Doug Swenson 

2011 - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Danny Paradise 

2012 - Confer ‘The Mindful Practitioner’ Seminar by Franklyn Sills

2013  -  Five Rhythms Dance Workshop

2014 - Breathwork & Yoga Retreat with Rebecca Denis, UK

2015 -  Yoga Workshop: Uncover, Discover & Resolve with Zephyr Wildman 

2015 - Tula®️ Massage Workshop with Louka Leppard

2015 - Yoga Retreat with Elisa Williams, Turkey

2015 - Womens’ Retreat with Fiona Arrigo, Normandy, France

2016 - HHY Yoga Retreat with Yogi Ashokananda,  Italy

2016 - Strengthening Yoga Retreat with Yogi Ashokananda, India 

2019 - Kundalini Workshop in Lecce, Italy

2019 - Shadow Yoga Workshop in Lecce, Italy

2019 - Abundance, Astrology & the Inner Economy Workshop, Rick Jarow,  Italy

2019 - Neurophysiology of Awakening immersion with Igor Kufayev, Germany

2021 - Samadhi Course with Igor Kufayev

2021 - Kundalini Course with Igor Kufayev 

2022 - 5-day immersion with Igor Kufayev, Germany

Katrina is accredited by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and Yoga Alliance International/Italia. 


  • Languages Spoken

    English and Italian (not fluent yet)

  • Other Certified Training

    2007 - Rasovai™ AyurYogic bodywork 2008 - Rasovai™  AyurBalance bodywork 2009 - Sivananda® Yoga TTC  2011 - Esalen® massage 2015 - The Life Class® Life Coaching Certification with Jacqueline Hurst 2018 -  Himalayan Hatha Yoga TTC with Yogi Ashokananda for CPD, Tiruvannamalai, India  2022 - Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Programme

  • Profession

    Yoga Teacher

  • Specialties

    addiction, anxiety, other, self-esteem

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