Last week in preparation for my class, i decided to go to a few Italian yoga classes….i went to Monic’s Yoga Dinamico, then to Nicol’s Yoga Dinamico B, both at YogaMilan, i also attended a Vinyasa class at BeYoga which i thoroughly enjoyed and am thinking about going back to today actually….and finally i went to a Hatha Yoga class at Centro Yoga Badhra….
All the classes were great, and challenging in their own way…the fact that they were in italian i was constantly looking out for how certain things were said, or specific words that were used….anything that i could then incorporate into my own classes.
BeYoga was probably the first and only place that reminded me of yoga studios back in London, so i really liked it, but i also really enjoyed the class & the teacher, Gabriele, was really good. Not to mention there is an awesome Vegan restaurant round the corner – sooooo Yummy! Just in case any of you were interested, the restaurant is called Bio Sapori Regionali.
Just in case anyone was interested in visiting BeYoga, please see below their class schedule:
And finally….my class on wednesday….i was incredibly nervous as i knew i had to do the entire thing in Italian, and i have never taught in italian ever before….
There was only 1 student who showed up in the end, but nonetheless, i was happy to finally be teaching, even if it was in italian 🙂
I was very conscious to start, but once i started, then it just flowed…i was just going with it, and it was great…i did notice that towards the very end, before savasana, i would forget some words….but i think with practice and time, this won’t happen.
I will be teaching again this wednesday, let’s just hope that more than 1 student shows up! Fingers crossed!
I’m going back to BeYoga today, to the 13.00 Vinyasa class w/ Gabriele, and tomorrow i’m thinking about going to another Vinyasa class at Kriya Yoga Ashram Milano tomorrow at 7.30am! ouch…but it’s gotta be done 🙂
i gotta run now dudes and dudettes, catch ya’lls later x
Christiane has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her yogic journey began in 2000 as a student of Swami Nirmal (now at the Satyananda Centre in London) at the Fitness First gym in Kensal Rise, London. She experienced various teachers in different Fitness Firsts in Central London and around Clapham Junction before changing gyms and meeting Alexa Kho at LA FItness in Piccadilly Circus, London. Christiane attended Alexa's Anusara classes as well as her workshops.
In January 2011 she enrolls in a 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course with Rebecca Ffrench at YogaLondon. Vinyasa Flow is a modern form of yoga that comes from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and follows Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She quickly become passionate of this discipline and wants to deepen her knowledge; this brings her to meet and attend many workshops with Stewart Gilchrist, Shiva Rea, John Scott, Danny Paradise...all very famous teachers around the world. Being in the presence of such teachers is a significant experience for Christiane, in terms of her yogic journey, personal transformation and growth as well as understanding of yoga.
After 11years in London, she moves to Milan to deepen and continue her journey. In Milan she teaches privately (1:1 and group classes) as well as in various yoga and dance centers. Milan is where her love for Ashtanga Vinyasa deepens and grows, bringing her to attend workshops with Lino Miele, Sharath Jois and most recently Kino MacGregor...all original students of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All of this culminates with a long awaited and long overdue trip to India, the birthplace of Yoga. Here Christiane deepens her practice and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by doing a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC with Yogi Kamal Singh at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. After the monthlong course, her travels take her around India practicing with various other world renown teachers, namely with Sri V. Sheshadri in Mysore and with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa.
In 2013 Christiane decides to embark on yet another yoga adventure, this time in Aerial Yoga! The course was divided into two weekends: level I in April and level II in June, after which she becomes a qualified Aerial Yoga teacher.
Teacher and student of yoga, writer, adventurous soul, creative mind, curious world traveler & lover of the outdoors. Current HQ: Milan, Italy.