• WHO I AM

    Catia Leite

    Senior Yoga Instructor and Co-Founder of SPACE Yoga Studio

    Professional, Yogini, Dreamer, Warrior

    After studying dance throughout her youth, Catia decided she required a more profound life experience, so put her dream aside and began working and traveling as often as she could.

    In 2003 her yoga journey into self-inquiry took its first steps and has since been a healing experience which has deeply changed her views on life. Catia's quest has led her to explore many styles of yoga: Sivananda, Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin. She has drawn inspiration from and remains grateful to all her teachers: Guruji Sri K Pattabhi Jois, David Life and Sharon Gannon, David Swenson, Matt Corigliano, Kino, Anne-Marie Newland, and Stewart Gilchrist, who she assisted during Teacher Trainings, and is still her teacher and main inspiration.


    Catia has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has had the privilege to teach in some of the top yoga studios in London, teaching amazing people from all walks of life. She is a freelance yogini that loves to travel and share her knowledge while learning from her students and other teachers. Catia's authentic soul is inspiring; she shares much passion, compassion, and love in all her classes, where age, background or religion is no barrier. She offers regular community classes, creating a safe space and giving a chance to those less fortunate or unsure of their path to come in and let go through the practice of yoga. Over the years she has also helped organize and run fundraising events, including Yoga Gives Back.


    Catia's classes incorporate the essence of yoga philosophy, and how to apply the wisdom of yoga into daily life, on and off the mat. Her sequences are fluid, creative vinyasa flows; a moving meditation with an emphasis on breath. She is particularly inspired by the Ashtanga practice, and imaginatively weaves her own variations into classes. Meanwhile, Catia is also adept at teaching Yin yoga, the Chakra's, and leading meditations.


    Catia's passion for teaching and traveling has seen her lead yoga workshops and retreats in New Zealand, Bali, India, Portugal, to name a few. She feels that whatever she gives out to the world is magnified and returned, and so teaches with warmth and sincerity! And it has also been said that her smile is a breath of fresh air.


    In 2017 Catia moved with her partner John from London to Brighton, where they co-founded SPACE Yoga Studio. She currently teaches there most days, runs regular workshops, and is preparing to lead her first Teacher Training Course in September 2019 at SPACE.


    You're exactly where you are meant to be.

    Studio classes

    SPACE Yoga Studio, Brighton




    7:30AM Vinyasa

    11:30AM Yin Yang


    9:30AM Detox Flow


    7:30AM Vinyasa


    6PM Vinyasa


    9:30PM Yogasana

    11:30PM Yin Yang


    Catia also teaches weekly private classes, London and Brighton-Hove, which are tailored to your individual needs and health conditions.


    For Reiki healing and Thai Yoga massage bookings, please email me.


    For over 10 years Catia regularly taught at renowned London studios:

    Light center Belgravia - Victoria

    The Power Yoga Company - Parsons Green

    Yogarise - Peckham

    Indaba - Marylebone

    Sweaty Betty - HQ and Kings Road

    Lululemon - Kings Road, in-store and outdoor events

    Triyoga- London

    Yotopia - Covent Garden

    Samsara Mind and Body

    Alchemy - Camden Town

    Float Spa, Brighton




    You're exactly where you are meant to be.

    30 Hour Self-Development Yoga Immersion

    Space Yoga Studio

    I'm very excited to announce that I will be running a 30 Hours immersion a journey of self-inquiry through the practice of yoga this spring at SPACE Yoga Studio. This life-enhancing immersion will be held over 3 weekend afternoons within SPACE. We heartily encourage you to come deepen your practice and learn more about yoga in our beautiful, serene and welcoming studio.

    Each day will begin with a 90-minute yoga class including breath-work (pranayama) and restorative postures. This will be followed by a detoxifying, wholesome vegetarian lunch provided by our student Neha Hampton of ‘Culinary Adventures’. After which, I will lead a discussion on the foundations, principles and moral precepts of ‘yoga’, followed by a brief period of introspection. The penultimate part of each afternoon will focus on alignment and structuring your own self-practice. The day will draw to a close with a short meditation and mantra.

    These unique, themed afternoons at SPACE are suitable for anyone:

    1. looking to improve their physical yoga practice;
    2. wishing to increase their general health and well-being;
    3. considering a Yoga Teacher Training Course;
    4. aiming to develop self-practice and create a daily ritual;
    5. wanting to learn about the tradition and principles of yoga;
    6. seeking deeper levels of self-inquiry.

    The immersion will run over 3 weekends at SPACE, each day from 13:30-18:30:

    2nd - 3rd March: ‘Yamas & Niyamas’
    6th – 7th April: ‘Asana & Pranayama’
    4th – 5th May: ‘Mantra, Mudra & Meditation’

    Total cost (including food and manual): £300 / £270 (SPACE Members)
    Non-refundable deposit: £50




    Green Man Festival

    15th - 18th of August 2019

    Nature Nurture
    Yoga Brunch





    Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.


    "I have lost count of the yoga styles and classes I have tried in my job as a writer and editor at the Evening Standard so I can say with conviction that Catia's is one of the very best in London.
    While teaching a super-dynamic style, she makes careful corrections of her students and will always encourage and help everyone to master new postures.
    The hard work she asks of you is all worth it for the endorphin release and steady mind you achieve by the end of class."

    - Jasmine Gardner, Deputy Features Editor, London Evening Standard


    "Catia is an inspirational yoga teacher, she is challenging and motivational. You'll come out of her class feeling ready to take on the world..thank you x"

    - Nicky Purnell, Marketing Director at HW Fisher & Company


    "I find Catia's class simultaneously challenging, holistic, positive with a great balance between strenuous and relaxing. She is a fantastic teacher who makes every person in the class feel cared for. This is exactly what I want from a yoga class."

    - Anjali Mehra, Dancer, and Actress


    "Catia is a wonderful senior yoga teacher, her teaching is advanced and accessible, grounding and energizing. Calming and joyous. Always smiling, she is one of the most inspirational teachers I have practiced with."

    - Alain Zak


    Reviews and Blogs

    Teacher Review: Catia Leite - The Power Yoga Co.

    "If you've ever wondered how strong, thorough adjustments can improve a practice this is a great class to try. Catia mixes good flow with long holds that allow her to knead student’s bodies to advance their poses. Excellent strong hands-on adjustments Balanced class with mix of fast and slow pacing and good variety of poses"

    Posted by Guru Review



    Yoga Magazine: Studio of the month - L!FE Shoreditch:

    by Alexandra Martinelli



    Five Feathers Blog:


    London Naturally Blog:

    "All the classes are brilliant, but my favorite escape is Catia Leite’s vinyasa flow class. Catia is a small and supple, tough and toned, coiled spring of energy. The sort of person you can’t picture walking down a drizzly street in London. I can only imagine her lithe, tanned form, with its necklaces, rings and mysterious tattoos, on some distant beach, stretching under the sun..."

    by Cari Thomas



    Sweaty Betty Blog:

    "Catia Leite is Sweaty Betty’s own support office yoga instructor and a hugely inspiring life force who helps all of #TeamSB to find their Om during a weekly Wednesday lunchtime yoga class. Also an instructor for London’s esteemed Power Yoga Company, Catia is known for her challenging Ashtanga yoga sequences and rejuvenating Yin & Yang restorative sessions. She also shares Sweaty Betty’s passion for adventure, which she is taking to a new level this December with a Wild Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat in the North Island of New Zealand..."



    Culture Whisper Magazine:

    "Desperately Seeking Serenity? We've selected the best Yoga in London."




    Because you’ll usually find me in London or New York, most of my recommendations are city-focused. But when I heard about this gem of a yoga studio, I knew I had to share it with you. Space Yoga in Brighton is one of the most beautiful studios around…

  • Past

    Workshops, EventsFestivals


    Indaba, London - Inversions and Arm balancing, June 2012

    Power Yoga company, London - Chakra flow and Meditation, May 2013

    Light Centre Belgravia - Flowing through the Healing Sound of the Halo Live with Antonio Soto, February 2014

    Light Centre Belgravia, London - Yoga Gives Back Global Fundraising event "Thank you Mother India", November 2015

    Light Centre Belgravia, London - Moving through Transitions Workshop, February 2016

    Yoga West Studio (Titirangi, NZ) - Shakti Immersion, Yin and Tonic Workshop with live Sitar, May 2016

    Light Centre Belgravia, London - Yin Yang Workshop November 2016

    Space Yoga Studio, Brighton - Back to Basics - 'Yoga fundamentals' October 2018

    Space Yoga Studio, Brighton - Back to Basics 2 - 'Warriors' November 2018

    Space Yoga Studio, Brighton - Setting intentions - Yin Yang & Live Harp with Catia and Siobhan January 2019


    Alexandra Palace, OM Yoga Show, London - Yoga Gives Back Global fundraising event - charity class, October 2016

    Alexandra Palace, OM Yoga Show, London - Yoga Gives Back - charity class, Practice * Serve * Love* October 2017


    World Yoga Festival - Reading, UK 7-9th of July 2017

    Sri Jasnath Asan (ashram), Panchla Sidha, Rajasthan, India - Utsava Maa Goddess Wisdom Festival, 27-29th Sep 2017

    Brighton Yoga Festival, County Cricket Ground - Hove, 16th of July 2018

    Greenman Festival, Brecon Beacons - Nature Nurture, 16-19 August 2018




    I look forward to reading you

To make a booking, we need 25% deposit of the full amount  - is non-refundable. (this is for retreats outside Europe, retreats within the EU, we require 35% deposit, 25% non-refundable). The remaining balance must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the event.

8 weeks or more prior to the retreat date, 75%, of the full amount will be refunded, less 25% which is your deposit.
6 weeks prior to the retreat date: 50% of the full amount will be refunded 
4 weeks or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable.

We strongly recommend that you have full travel insurance to cover medical expenses and personal and belongings.

It is important to let us know of any healthy issues/diagnosis, injuries you might have for your own safety. Also for your own peace of mind if you unsure about your health always consult your doctor.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid passport and any necessary visas and any necessary or required inoculations or other health requirements.