Risa Kawamoto

United Kingdom
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

I am a London based Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Akhanda Yoga teacher .

I am passionate about helping women and men re-build their confidence & self-esteem by integrating Yoga & Ayurveda into their lives, so that they can experience their full potential and ultimately live more content lives that are both fulfilling and meaningful.

I’m a trained Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher from the Yoga People, Hatha Yoga & Akhanda Yoga from Yogrishi Vishkvketu, Himalayan Yoga Master and the founder of the Akhanda Yoga approach and Ayurveda from Stéfanie (AtmaShakti) Lolivret.

In the West, most people practice Yoga as a physical practice. One of my biggest learnings in my Yoga journey is one of the quotes from my Guruji – “Yoga starts from your kitchen”. As a food lover, this was music to my ears.

It is difficult to fully benefit from Yoga on its own, when your mind and body are not nourished and balanced. Through eating the right food for your mind-body type called Dosha in Sanskrit, and living a lifestyle that is unique to your Dosha, that is when you will feel the full benefits of Yoga.

I have seen and experienced this benefit in my own Yoga practice and lifestyle.

This is why I am passionate about taking a holistic approach and offer diet & lifestyle advice and Yoga classes unique to your Dosha combined with Yoga & Ayurveda philosophy so that you can regain a full alignment with your mind, body and soul.

Risa xx


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Jo's GLA Review

I had not done yoga for some years when I started Risa's class. The first lesson I found very strenuous and controlling my breathing very difficult, due to me being asthmatic and not breathing through my nose all the time. After a number of lessons this has become easier and my breathing is a lot better, this has helped immensely with my asthma. I now find the lesson extremely beneficial and very therapeutic. All I would like to do now is cross my legs again (lol) and as my limbs are not as supple as they used to be. I do lot of circuits and which are not very limbering and I do run and swim from time to time. I like the way you let us perform the movements in our own time. Thank you Risa for a superb class. Keep up the good work.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
GLA yoga

Risa is a fantastic yogi and great teacher. Her classes are made accessible to all-comers while still stretching those with more experience. I've grown in core strength, and confidence.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Ashtanga antics!

I have been attending Risa's classes at work for a number of months and started as a complete beginner. Under her tuition I have now got the hang of the basics and look forward to coming to the weekly class . She is always patient with us, and is always happy to demonstrate when we need correction. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!

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Fantastic -a good workout and very relaxing at the same time

I benefit a lot from weekly yoga sessions with Risa, they help my back and shoulders and time to reflect and feel energised as a result of it. Thank you!

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Excellent Teacher

Risa caters for all abilities in our mixed group. She is adept at tailoring the class whilst encouraging us to work to the best of our abilities. She explains the postures clearly and with examples.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely and wonderful yoga teacher for all levels!

I have been attending Risa's classes since July and I was a complete beginner with no yoga experience. After approx.6- 8 weeks under Risa's guidance I am now at a fairly good level and really enjoy doing yoga. She is very patient, explains and demonstrates yoga positions and advice very clearly; all delivered in a warm and friendly manner. Risa is genuinely a lovely and inspiring teacher; I highly recommend!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great Yogi!

Very inspiring new teacher. A tough class-great work out for the mind and body. Thoroughly enjoyed every single class with Risa!