Founder of the school - Qualification: intermediate junior II
Francesca makes her first encounter with the practice of Yoga in 2004, in London, at the IYENGAR® Yoga Institute.
In the coming years, Francesca continues her journey of discovery of IYENGAR® Yoga, practicing in Italy and India, where she strengthens her skills by attending the daily lessons of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune.
The passion for IYENGAR® Yoga leads Francesca to deepen the study of Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, learning the techniques of massage. Francesca obtained the certification as a teacher in 2011 under the guidance of Gabriella Giubilaro in Florence. Today Francesca continues to follow refresher sessions with senior teachers including David Meloni and Gabriella Giubilaro. In November 2018 Francesca obtained the Intermediate Junior II certificate.
Qualification: intermediate junior II
Stefano has been practicing IYENGAR® Yoga for about twenty years. Originally from Romagna, Stefano trained at the Iyengar® Yoga School in Ravenna under the guidance of senior teacher Emilia Pagani.
Stefano started teaching in 2007, obtaining IYENGAR® Yoga teacher certification in 2012. The same year he founded in India the "Gokarna Yoga School" which he still runs.www.gokarnayoga.com
Stefano has developed his practice for several months of study each year at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune and the institutes of IYENGAR® Yoga in Mumbai, under the guidance of senior Indian teachers.
Today Stefano continues to follow refresher sessions with senior teachers David Meloni and Emilia Pagani. In November 2018 he obtained the Intermediate Junior II certificate. Today Stefano regularly teaches in Gokarna (India) and in Genoa, as well as holding seminars in Italy and abroad.
Assistant Yoga teacher
Cristina discovered yoga in 2004 practicing hatha yoga, finding immediately a philosophy to deepen and practice for her path of awareness and personal growth.
In 2014 he approaches IYENGAR® Yoga by attending Francesca's courses at Yoga Aruna - IYENGAR® Yoga School. Cristina is deeply impressed by the precision of the alignments and the accuracy of the actions and follows with passion and enthusiasm the lessons and seminars organized by Stefano and Francesca.
Cristina continues her education with senior teachers, like Carrie Owerko, and is determined to continue the journey in the endless field of IYENGAR® Yoga practice, engaging in study and assisting in teaching. Finally, in 2019 Cristina began mentorship with senior teacher David Meloni.
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Iyengar® Yoga Certification
A sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding
It is very rigorous, ensuring a well-trained instructor in the art, science and philosophy of Yoga. Prospective teachers confirm their dedication through years of study: at least 3 as students + 3 of teacher training.
Certification candidates undergo an assessment process that includes the presentation of a "mentor" teacher and a three-part exam; prospective teachers must demonstrate competence in the performance of the asanas, in teaching and sustain a written examination of philosophy and anatomy.
At the end of this path the Introdoctory level is achieved. The training and assessment process continues with more advanced standards and programs for three additional levels of certification, from Introductory to Intermediate Junior III. Even higher levels of certification are granted directly by Geeta Iyengar.