Why did you start with yoga?
I started many years ago when I arrived in The Netherlands. All the changes I made at that time left me fighting with a little depression. A friend introduced me to meditation and very few yoga movements: a life saver, the practice of breath and movement literally saved my life.
Why did you become a yoga teacher?
At the age of 40, I had worked just to make money to support my family. I had quite a successful career as a chef which allowed me to quit my job and undertake the path of Yoga. I loved the practice and the benefits I’ve got from it. Those benefits inspired me to become a teacher and share its beauty with others hoping that students could be inspired on their own journey. In fact, sharing is a keyword for me. Still, nowadays I do not define myself as a teacher but a sharer.
What do you love most about teaching yoga?
Yoga is a privileged life, and to me also a magical tool: no matter how my mood is, no matter the tiredness or the stress, in the exactly moment that I step into a class, a beautiful energy invades my body and the world begin to shine. That’s what I love more about the sharing of practice, the positivity that brings into my self.
What styles of yoga do you teach?
I explore almost the all spectrum of Yoga styles, from Unorthodox and classic Yin to Creative Vinyasa Flow, from Gentle Flow to Rocket, Power Yoga and Hot Yoga, and lately exploring Yoga Nidra. Last but not least, one of my “signature dishes” is pairing Vinyasa Flow, Rocket and Yin with electronic music, with live DJ sets based on Techno and Downtempo music.
Can you describe your personal teaching style in a few words?
I love to explore power throughout lightness and strength throughout softness, in between these statements find yourself into practice
What is your favorite song for Savasana?
“Ocean tree” from Feathered Sun
What is your favorite book or movie?
Book: “Un ultimo giro di giostra” from T.Terzani (unfortunately available only in Italian and german)
Movie: “Only lovers left alive” from Jim Jarmush, and Tarantino, you chose one 🙂