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Our yoga teachers in Yoga Aruna school in Genoa
 

Our Yoga teachers

 
The Yoga Aruna - IYENGAR® Yoga School has a team of certified yoga teachers with decades of experience in the world of IYENGAR® Yoga able to accompany the students in a path of growth, discovery and physical and mental well-being.
 
The school also has active collaborations with senior teachers of renowned international renown with whom it organizes workshops, seminars and in-depth courses.
 

 
Our Yoga teachers

FRANCESCA FERRERO
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.
His motto: The journey is long and exciting!
 

 

STEFANO BENDANDI
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.
His motto: Yoga is dedication, precision and energy, but above all passion.
Our Yoga teachers
 

 
Our Yoga teachers

CRISTINA CARROSSINO
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.
His motto: The known is limited, but the unknown is vast. It goes more and more towards the unknown.
 

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Iyengar® Yoga Certification

A sign of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding

 
 
The certification process of Iyengar Yoga is considered the "gold standard" of the teaching credentials of Yoga.
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​.
 
Teacher training includes the study of anatomy, physiology, philosophy and practical teaching methods.
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.
 
The evaluation is held by an external commission composed of senior level teachers.
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.
 
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