For as far back as I remember, I felt and understood things deeply. As a child, I loved two things: praying and drawing, both of which I kept secret. I grew more and more into an intellectual and studied complex 'languages' and world views such as Yoga and its philosophies, Ayurveda, Gestalt Psychotherapy. Along the way, I experimented a lot with different ways of being in this world, learning from various spiritual traditions until... I found my heart's desire. I make a good therapist as my work is a culmination of my own personal and interesting experiments, which I am able to set aside in order to be fully present and client-centred in the session, and I operate with much intuition. Oh and yes I have a few relevant qualifications, and a few irrelevant ones too.
I genuinely enjoy people, and am nourished by meaningful encounters. My open curiosity around the human experience has led me to work with homeless women in a red light district refuge, as an intern doctor in an Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala, India, as a teacher on various Yoga Teacher Trainings, as a lecturer at Nature Care College, and as a writer for the New York Spirit Magazine. Still to this day, I teach, lead corporate mindfulness and see clients in my private practice, either for their physical or emotional health and wellbeing, or both.
When I am not working, nor mothering our children next to Fabio, nor walking the dog, there is an urgency for me to come back to my creativity, to find a joyful outlet for 'my flow', to bask in beauty, to explore my voice, and how it resonates in the world, and to play how I like to play...
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I left Italy to travel the world. Over twelve years, the many cultures and people I encountered fostered in me a great respect for individuality as well as for the ancient traditions. Along the way, I discovered Yoga, dedicating myself daily to the practice. I also found my life partner Natalia.
I teach from my practice, a continuous well of wisdom. On the mat, I connect both with the ancients, the Yogis, and with my body, my system and how it responds to the work. This passion that I have for Yoga has led me to lecture at Nature Care College, as well as on numerous Yoga Teacher Training programs in Sydney.
I opened Guringai Yoga Shala in 2015 to realise my long-held dream of creating a space where I could share my love of classical Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa where movement meets breath and is experienced as a flowing meditation. But I also uphold in my classes the principles that take place 'off the mat', but that I believe are essential for a more authentic way of life and can contribute to a greater sense of self-awareness.
I have also recently launched my own Teacher Training, based on Nature's 5 Elements and am so honoured to pass on my reverence for and knowledge of this path to those who can continue to share it with their students, in their own way.
I am happy to offer mentoring sessions, design individual practices and share a deeper experience of Yoga with you, on our regular international retreats. For more information, stay tuned with the Saffron Rose newsletter and also check out www.guringaiyogashala.com