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Maria Paola Stefani & Sergio Rossetti

Sergio Rossetti was a martial arts teacher when his wife, Maria Paola, encouraged him to accompany her to an Astanga yoga demonstration. This was how he met Lino Miele. He was completely taken by Lino's smooth transitions from one asana to another using only the breath and decided to take his first yoga class ever in 1996. Although he had never thought of doing yoga, he was now fascinated by the vinyasa system and continued to take classes with Lino Miele and Tina Pizzimenti. Three years later, Sergio started his apprenticeship under Lino, assisting Lino in the evenings when he was teaching in Rome and also at Lino's retreats in Italy. Since 2000, Sergio has been Lino's assistant not only in Italy but also in Kovalam, India, where he assists every year. 

Inspired by her sister's enthusiasm for Astanga yoga, Maria Paola Stefani took her first yoga lesson in 1995 with the Italian maestro Lino Miele. For four years, she was a regular student in Lino Miele and Tina Pizzimenti's classes. Then in 1999, she began her apprenticeship with Lino at his encouragement. She assisted him during his workshops and retreats in Italy as well as in Kovalam, India, thereby acquiring a deeper understanding of the practice and knowledge of how to teach. Maria Paola left her job and started to teach Ashtanga yoga full time when the Astanga Yoga School in Rome opened in 2000. She is one of the founders of the school and teaches there every day. In addition, she continues as Lino's assistant, highly appreciated by fellow assistants and students. 

Sergio and Maria Paola met Sri K. Pattabhi Jois twice, in Helsinki (2001) and in Mysore (2005) where they experienced his teaching in his own shala.
In December 2009, Lino honored them with a certificate verifying their more than 12 years of apprenticeship with him.

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Astanga Yoga Weekend

With David Swenson

Starting on 13 April 2018

We are very happy to welcome internationally renowned Astanga Yoga Teacher David Swenson for a week of very special Morning Mysore Practice and a fun filled weekend of workshops and talks in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

€295