Teachers

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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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Workshops

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Astanga Yoga 5-days Mysore Practice

With Maria Paola Stefani & Sergio Rossetti

Starting on 11 July 2018

Lino Miele’s most senior teachers, Maria Paola and Sergio will be with us in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 July 2018. They run the Astanga Yoga Research Institute in Rome and have nearly 20 years experience teaching astanga in the traditional method.

Amsterdam

€150

Astanga Yoga: Practice Foundation Course

With Jurre & Megan

Starting on 01 September 2018

Would you like to broaden your understanding of astanga yoga or would you like to establish a regular practice? Get confident with the three main aspects of the astanga yoga system: breath, bandhas and drishti and get a solid base from which you can continue your self-practice.

Den Haag

€475

Prison Yoga Workshop

With James Fox

Starting on 29 September 2018

Share the power of yoga with people impacted by trauma. The Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with Delight Yoga, is offering a special workshop for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma.

Amsterdam

€295