I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after several years of intense self practice and study of the Ashtanga yoga system Mysore style. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.
Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.
Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).
“[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”