Yoga is the love of my life and my guiding light. Yoga… fixes everything? The deeper I go with my practice and study of this discipline, the truer it rings. As well as being a yoga student, I am a certified Hatha Yoga and Pranayama teacher (RYT 500 hours). I combine movement, breath and Mudra into an explorative and introspective practice of Hatha flow and teach right from my heart.
In my classes the intrinsic connection between movement and stillness is at the centre and the flow of Prana through body and breath experienced. The practice of yoga is for me a practice of coming into alignment with oneself through a process of observing what is present. It is to witness how body and mind reacts to discomfort and bliss and to simply stay with it, breathe through it and develop neither attachment nor aversion to any of the sensations. I extensively draw inspiration from Vipassana meditation, but am also interested in the more mystical aspects of early Hatha and Tantric practices.
When I discovered yoga, it was as if I discovered completely new dimensions of existence and of the Self and that’s when my journey of expansion began. This is what I seek to share with others on their path of self-discovery and practicing yoga – allowing yoga to be a liminal space where deep self-knowledge is cultivated, from which an understanding and acceptance of life as it is, arises. The physical body forms the vessel granting us access to this liminal space, because when we are present with the sensations of the body, we tap into the groundedness of our physical body, the lightness of the breath and the profound oneness only experienced in presence. I believe that what we do on our yoga mat in no way is separate from how we live and treat ourselves and others. Those tools that we access in our practice profoundly change the way we go about in life, as being present with what is connects us to a sense of limitless expansion far beyond the frames of our reality and that spills over into everything we do.
I did my three year training to become a yoga teacher in the method Pranayoga with Amanda and Maurizio Morelli and through it I gained extensive knowledge of anatomy, Indian cosmology as well as philosophy and spiritual theory such as Chakra – all of which continuously and enormously influence and inspire my work and my classes. I am specialised in pre- and postnatal Hatha Yoga and Pranayama and now also teach Yin Yoga.
Read more about the classes I offer and that are available for private and group bookings, virtually and Palermo wide here.
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