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AIYB's Teachers

Teachers of our courses

Lorena Pajalunga

Lorena V. Pajalunga (Swami Pragya Chaksu Saraswati)

AIYB’s Director of Education

Yoga teacher graduated in 1989 from Swami Satyananda’s Bihar School of Yoga in Munger (India)  and subsequently from the Italian Yoga Federation in the four-year period 1992-1996.

Graduated in Education Sciences at the Bicocca University and lecturer at the Faculty of Education  of the same University for teaching Yoga workshops for children to first-year students of the Single Cycle Degree Course of Sciences of primary education. She is Master in Neuroscience and  contemplative practices at the University of Pisa. Director of the Level I Master in Yoga Expert for  Children and Adolescents at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples.

Lorena Pajalunga also directs the yoga school Le Filosofie del Corpo, in Oreno di Vimercate  (www.lefilosofiedelcorpo.it) and in Milan.

Author of the volumes “Giocayoga®”, “Yoga per adolescenti”, “Yoga piccolo piccolo” and “Il grande manuale delle sequenze dello yoga”, “Mindfulness per gatti(e i loro padroni)”, “Play Yoga”. She has been  involved for decades in the teaching of Yoga for children and adolescents and in the training of  teachers for the Gioca Yoga method.

In her workshops she illustrates the theoretical foundations of Raja-Yoga, of their declination in  didactic practice, divided both into age groups and into the eight anga (steps) of the yogic journey.  Another theme of her interventions is “L’incontro con l’Altro”.

She has done training (asana) in various yoga teacher training schools. She carries out yoga  courses at the Desio and Vimercate Hospital. She attended the Mindufulness Project school,  “Three-year School of Mindfulness Counseling”, at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia and  the “Hypnosis and Mindfulness” course at the Mindfulness Center in Milan.

Since April 2016 she is an internationally accredited teacher with Yoga Alliance®-Italia.

Renjith Babu

He began studying Yoga at the Kalakshetra Academy in Chennai and then continued at the  Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Kerala and Tamil Nadu where he obtained the title of “Yoga  Acharya” after successfully completing the advanced course for teachers. 

Assistant of his teacher Srivatsa Ramaswami, he engaged in a research related to the therapeutic  effects of Viniyasa Yoga for the book “The complete book of Vinyasa Yoga”. 

Over the years he has integrated the study of Pilates and AcroYoga. Exponent of excellence in  yoga, martial arts and Indian classical dance. Raised in an artistic environment, he began to dance  at the age of 10 and today he is a world famous exponent of Bharatha Natyam. He is currently a  guest lecturer at numerous dance schools in India, Australia, Europe and the USA.

Roberto Barbieri

Roberto Barbieri

Multi-instrumental musician, music therapist and music teacher for early stages of childhood. 

He has been dedicating himself for years to studying and deepening the movement and the  relationship with music and silence.

Elisa Binotti

Since 2004 she has been a yoga teacher in courses for mothers and new born babies and courses for mothers and children, yoga in pregnancy and carnatic singing. She has run a family owned nursery and is a Hatha yoga teacher.

Giuliano Boccali

Giuliano Boccali

Giuliano Boccali è professore ordinario di Indologia e tibetologia e insegna attualmente Lingua e letteratura sanscrita presso l’Università di Milano. Alla concentrazione esclusiva su questo campo di studi è giunto circa vent’anni or sono, dopo un lungo periodo di attività prevalentemente dedicata alla linguistica indoeuropea e in particolare alla Filologia iranica, disciplina che ha insegnato per quindici anni circa, a Venezia (1973-1983) e poi a Milano come professore associato (1983-1987).

Come indologo ha insegnato all’Università degli Studi di Venezia “Ca’ Foscari” dal 1987 al 1997, tenendo anche il corso di Religioni e filosofie dell’India; chiamato a Milano nel 1997, sull’insegnamento che era stato del suo Maestro, Vittore Pisani, ha tenuto per un decennio anche il corso di Indologia.

I suoi studi sono rivolti alla letteratura indiana classica (kāvya), in particolare al problema della sua genesi e della relazione con Mahābhārata e Rāmāyaṇa, i grandi poemi epici tradizionali. Fra i temi del kāvya approfonditi in particolare si trovano l’amore e le descrizioni naturali; queste ultime sono studiate anche nella loro relazione con i sentimenti estetici (rasa) che la teoria classica indiana prevede e classifica nelle opere letterarie e teatrali. L’estetica sia letteraria sia figurativa rappresenta un altro dei campi privilegiati dell’indagine; vi si è aggiunta, negli anni più recenti, la ricerca sullo status delle passioni nella cultura indiana tradizionale. Molto intensa anche l’attività di traduttore di opere che sono fra i capolavori della letteratura indiana classica: la Sattasaī di Hāla (“Le settecento strofe”, con C. Pieruccini e D. Rossella), il Meghadūta (“Nuvolo messaggero” di Kālidāsa), la Caurapañcāśikā attribuita a Bilhaṇa (“Le stanze dell’amor furtivo”) e il Gītagovinda di Jayadeva, celebre poemetto erotico-mistico sugli amori fra il dio Kṛṣṇa e la pastorella Rādhā. Dal 2009 è disponibile un’ampia antologia (in collaborazione con S. Lienhard, Marsilio, Venezia) della poesia classica, che condensa vent’anni di studi offrendo anche un’introduzione teorica e storica alla grande corrente della letteratura indiana.

Fra le responsabiltà scientifiche di Giuliano Boccali si ricordano: Direttore Scientifico, The Venetian Academy of Indian Studies (VAIS, 1987-2004); General Secretary, International Committee for the Promotion of Studies in Indian Classical Literature (ICICL, 1996-…); Membro del Consiglio Scientifico Nazionale, Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (Is.I.A.O. continuazione dell’Is.M.E.O. fondato da Giuseppe Tucci: 2000-2004; 2004-2008); Presidente dell’Associazione Italiana di Studi Sanscriti (A.I.S.S.: 2004-2009 e rieletto per il quinquennio 2009-2014). Appartiene al Comitato Scientifico di “RiSS Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici” (Firenze University Press, dal 2006, al Comitato Scientifico selezionatore del Referee di “Indoasiatica” (Cafoscarina, Venezia dal 2003), e all’Editorial Board di Indologica Taurinensia (dal 2013).

Fra le responsabilità accademiche ricoperte, Giuliano Boccali è stato componente del Consiglio di Amministrazione dell’Università degli Studi di Venezia “Ca’ Foscari”, Delegato “Socrates” della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università degli Studi di Milano (1998-2004) ed è attualmente (2005-….) Delegato alla mobilità studentesca internazionale del Rettore e per l’Accoglienza delle delegazioni straniere (da 20.10.09 sino al giugno 2011) nell’Ateneo Milanese.
Giuliano Boccali è Socio corrispondente dell’ “Ateneo Veneto” e Socio dalla fondazione dell’“Istituto di Studi Superiori dell’Insubria Gerolamo Cardano”. Dirige le collane: Biblioteca Indiana (con C. Della Casa, Paideia, Brescia, dal 1986) e Il Gange. Collana di classici indiani (Marsilio, Venezia, dal 1989).

Marialaura Bonfanti

Counselor and Holistic Naturopath, Kinesiology, Reiki Master, Yoga Doula, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. In India, she specializes in Carnatic chant to prepare for childbirth. She deepened the theme of birth, of the feminine in its various aspects, yoga therapy practices related specifically to female hormonal balance.

Elena Casiraghi

Elena Casiraghi

Psicologa e psicoterapeuta transpersonale con metodo Biotransenergetica (BTE), elaborato dal dottor Pierluigi Lattuada e dalla dottoressa Marlene Silveira. Insegnante di yoga diplomata Isyco nel 2008 e in formazione continua da anni con Lorenza Ferraguti, allieva diretta del maestro Satyananda e fondatrice del SagarYoga, sistema di tecniche delle varie branche yogiche e della cultura Vedica. Da anni procede nella via dell’integrazione dello yoga con il mondo della psicologia, nello specifico BTE, favorendo il viaggio di ascolto interiore, cura e trasformazione attraverso l’armonizzare e unire il corpo con la propria parte energetica, emotiva, mentale e spirituale. La pratica che propone fa leva sul senso profondo e psicologico dello yoga nell’evoluzione e nella crescita psicospirituale della persona. Da anni utilizza lo yoga e la bte come strumenti di crescita e di terapia per il benessere nella quotidianità. Coordinatrice della Yoga Unit presso Integral Transpersonal Institute di Milano, segue inoltre gruppi di yoga e bte presso il suo centro Associazione Casa Nadi a Concorezzo e all’estero.

Carlo Chiopris

Carlo Chiopris

Born in Verona in 1960, he began to take an interest in yoga at a very young age. At the age of 17  he visited Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry for the first time, where he had the opportunity to  meet some of the disciples who had been closest to Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Since then he has  regularly attended the Integral Ashram to deepen the practice and study of Purna Yoga. Since  1995 he has combined yoga with the practice of Vipassana meditation according to the Ajahn  Chah Forest Tradition, and deepens Buddhism. In recent years he has resumed the practice and  teaching of Hatha Yoga. He has held Hatha Yoga and meditation and has held seminars in Italy on  concentration and meditation in Sri Aurobindo, and on his fundamental texts.

Venerabile Ani Ciampa Tashi​

Venerabile Ana Ciampa Tashi

Buddhist nun of the Tibetan Ghelukpa tradition. She took monastic vows in 2009 with her new teacher Kensur Ciampa Thegchog who later became a resident Lama at the institute. She has been practicing meditation since 2004, has participated in teachings and retreats in various traditions for many years, conducts more or less long meetings and retreats throughout Italy, bringing with her the life experience and study of the Buddhist Dharma.

Valeria Conti

Valeria Conti

Founder of the Terra Madre Obstetric Art Studio, graduate in Obstetrics, Teacher of Infant Massage AIMI (Italian Association of Infant Massage), with specialization in Massage for the Older Child and in Gentle Massage for Premature Babies; Perinatal Educator MIPA (Italian Active Childbirth Movement), with focus on Movement in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. She attended experiential training courses with midwives Ibu Robin Lim (“Loving the Mother” course), Susanne Houd and Elisabeth Seather (MIPA courses) on active birth, home birth, emergencies in childbirth, placenta and cord cutting.

Chiara Cornacchia

Chiara Cornacchia

Graduated as an osteopath at the Higher Institute of Osteopathy in 2005, in the same year she  began practicing and studying yoga: the two disciplines are indissolubly intertwined. Since 2006  she has started to collaborate with numerous schools of training schools. For teaching anatomy,  biomechanics and physiology. Graduated as a 200 hour yoga teacher in 2011 and 500 hours in  2016.

Since 2005 she has been an osteopath in various studies and has been involved in dissemination  at various sports and cultural associations, creating and participating in events on topics such as  anatomy, health, psycho-physical well-being in relation to osteopathic principles and yoga.

Marco Dallari

Marco Dallari

Graduated in Pedagogy in 1972 He began his work in the education and training sector as a pedagogist at the coordination of preschools of the municipality of Bologna and the municipality of Carpi until 1977.

Teacher of Pedagogy and Didactics of Art Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he is an animator of educational workshops in museums and modern art galleries.

In 1994 he was extraordinary professor of Comparative Education at the University of Messina. With his entry into the University, the line of research, around which he was already committed, is consolidated and takes on a more structured scientific form, relating to the structuring of personal identities and the relationship between knowledge and identity representations of the subjects who are in possession of it.

Since 1997 he has been full professor of General Pedagogy at the University of Trento and at the School of Specialization for Secondary Education (SSIS) of Rovereto. Here he starts the Effective Communication Laboratory aimed at training subjects for whom the skills of interaction and interpersonal communication constitute indispensable know-how (teachers, public sector employees, company employees in charge of sales and PR) and research in the field of narrativity. He is director of the educational department of ART’E ‘and director of the series of art books for children ART’E’ragazzi.

Serena De Carli

Educator, yoga teacher for children Giocayoga method, certified BabyOM and Baby Signs teacher.

Elena De Donato

Elena De Donato

Graduated in philosophy with a psychological focus, Yoga teacher for adults and children. She  started as a teacher in the higher institutes and then became a didactic coordinator in a CEP  (Permanent Education Center of the Municipality of Milan); she has gained experience as  Technical Coordinator of European FAD projects (Distance Learning) TECAR (Continuous online  training network between branches and parent companies of FIAT, Mercedes, Renault) and  HUMANITIES (Network between faculties of Humanities of European Universities for live sharing  of shared lessons) and as an online columnist, copywriter and approaching narrative writing.

She has volunteered to help children and teenagers in scouting and after-school activities. She has  become a Yoga RATNA teacher graduated from the S.I.Y.R of Piacenza. She specialized in yoga  for children and adolescents, successfully attending the A.I.Y.B. on the GiocaYoga® method of  Lorena Pajalunga, and in yoga for the disabled, obtaining the title of Master Yoga for The Special  Child® by Sonia Sumar.

Alessandra De Salvo

Alessandro De Salvo

Alessandra De Salvo was born in Moncalieri in 1981 and has been practicing yoga since the age  of 19. She graduated in Hindi Language and Literature in 2007 with a thesis dedicated to the  Bhaktamal of Nabhadas, a hagiographic text dedicated to the mystics and saints of medieval India  and, deepening the same theme, in 2011 she obtained a PhD in Indological Studies at the  University of Turin. During her studies she had the opportunity to attend classes in Indology,  Religions and Philosophies of India, Hindi and Sanskrit language and literature with Pinuccia  Caracchi, Stefano Piano, Mario Piantelli and Alberto Pelissero.

During her university years she collaborated with some theatrical associations (Cantoregi Project,  Pelobate Theater, Gruppo del Cerchio), carrying out the duties of assistant director and, starting  from 2005, conducting theatrical animation workshops at the Preschools of the Province of Turin.  At the same time she developed a deep passion for early childhood education and, in 2008,  obtained a diploma for early childhood educators and coordinated a nursery for many years. At the  same time she deals with Italian courses and home help services of the Municipality of Pancalieri  aimed at foreign children and young people. For over ten years she has tried to combine her  passion for Indian culture with pedagogical practice, and the encounter with the Giocayoga method  and the achievement of the title of Yoga Teacher for children in 2013 represent an important  milestone in her long training path. Since 2014 she has collaborated with Aiyb, where she deals  with Indology and GiocaYoga teaching for the age group 0-3 years and since 2017 she has been  coordinating the Turin Master.

Chiara De Servi

Chiara De Servi

She has been working for Google for more than 10 years, and is an expert in online marketing  strategies and business partnerships in Europe. 

In 2015 she obtained the AIYB diploma and is in training as a Mindfulness Counselor at the Lama  Tzong Kapa Institute, Pomaia.

Davide Ferrari

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, he is interested in vipassanā meditation and in the studies of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy according to the Mahāyāna tradition. He engages in and concludes the theoretical and practical studies of the “Basic Program” at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute. First level university master “Neuroscience, Mindfulness and contemplative practices” at the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Lama Tzongh Khapa Institute.

Ivano Gamelli

Ivano Gamelli

He teaches Body Pedagogy at the Bicocca University of Milan. He participated in the creation of  the Free University of Autobiography of Anghiari and is one of the founders of Philo – Higher  School of Philosophical Practices in Milan. Among his publications: Pedagogia del corpo (Raffaello Cortina 2011), Sensibili al corpo. I gesti della formazione e della cura (Libreria Cortina 2011), I laboratori del corpo (Libreria Cortina 2009), Quella volta che ho imparato. La conoscenza di sé nei luoghi dell’educazione (con L. Formenti, Raffaello Cortina 1998), A scuola in tutti i sensi (Pearson 2013), Ma di che corpo parliamo? (Franco Angeli 2012), , Il prisma autobiografico (Unicopli 2002), Dentro fuori. Viaggio artistico educativo nelle carceri pugliesi (con R. Ricco, Unicopli 2005).

He manages the website www.pedagogiadelcorpo.it.

Niccolò Giovannini

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery, he specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2003 at the University of Milan. After a period spent in France, since 2005 he has been part of the obstetrics team at the Milan Polyclinic. Yoga Teacher Training RYS 200 – Giovanni Formisano, Krya Yoga Ashram (2015). Obstetrician Gynecologist, with a doctorate in prenatal sciences at the Mangiagalli Clinic in Milan. Volunteer doctor for Doctors Without Borders.

Massimiliano Grandino

Trainer for MIUR and Department of Education and School Policies of the Municipality of Rome,  Art Therapist, Designer, Art Consultant, Yoga teacher and teacher. 

Expert in teaching art workshops in the pedagogy of art, educational and social sector. Regularly  enrolled in the Register of External Teachers of the Municipality of Rome written in the Register of  External Teachers of the Municipality of Rome – First level teacher.

Some of the projects carried out as coordinator for the Municipality of Rome:  “Folk Children: a journey through Italian popular music” as part of the event, “Folk Mus – Young Musicians and old stories, folk music in museums and more” at cultural center Aldo Fabrizi, “Theatrical Pedagogy in the globality of expressive languages”, “Fiaba Animata” .

Design of artistic workshops for the integration of children with different abilities within the peer  group, a project aimed at the children of the “Guido da Verona” kindergarten. 

Organization of seminar meetings between parents and children.

Annalisa Guarnieri

Annalisa Guarnieri

Midwife at the Hospital of Desio and Vimercate with duties in the delivery room, obstetrics and gynecology units. Specialized in childbirth preparation courses, she wrote the degree thesis “Effectiveness and results of birth accompaniment courses”.

Alessandra Guerra

Consultant in corporate communication and marketing, trained in different Italian and foreign  contexts, she has gained professional experience in important multinationals in Italy and Spain.  The passion for expressive art and communication pushed her from an early age to seek new  forms of communication through creative theater and bodily expression.

She graduated from the ‘Escuela de Expression Còrporal Dramatica’ in Barcelona (Spain), under  the artistic guidance of the Chilean Jessica Walker. All the professional and artistic experiences of  2004, take shape in Barcelona (Spain), in Logic’Artistic Solution, an association of artistic  expression, as well as creator of the artistic format Entre el Cuerpo y Yo, which in 2007 also  arrived in Milan. Thanks to the contamination with other realities and disciplines, she had the  opportunity to live important experiences as a director and choreographer, editing and art director.  In 2010, the idea of extending and promoting art in professional fields materialized and began to  create itinerant creative ateliers for companies during their events, to develop foundraising projects  for companies, associations and profit and non-profit organizations. In 2014 she began working on  a very personal project to promote and raise awareness of creative art, from a holistic point of  view, aimed at families and schools of all levels.

Adrienne Jakab

Adrienne Jakab

Graduated in Business Economics from the University of Pécs, Hungary.

She studied in Bikram Yoga College of India. In 2009 she trained in Yoga for children in Hungary,  later in Hatha Yoga, Yoga in pregnancy and neonatal Yoga. Acquired the Rainbow Kids Yoga 200  HR Yoga alliance in 2012 in Vietnam. In the same year she trained as a Yogatherapist and in Yin  yoga.

She has been a Bikram Yoga teacher since 2007 and opens his own “amasole” Yoga center. She  is a trainer of Hot Yoga (TT 200 hours Yoga Alliance), Yin yoga (200 hours Yoga Alliance) and  Hatha Flow.

Beatrice Iulini

After acquiring the Reiki Master with Sergio Zini, she began a training course at the Institute of  Psychosynthesis in Milan and approached meditation as a personal practice. In 2000, she began  practicing Sudarshan KriyaÒYoga and began the training course under the direct guidance of her  Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, in Europe and India. In 2003, she acquired the RYT 200H teacher  certification in Sri Sri Yoga with Yogacharya Krishan Verma, of whom she became assistant for  yoga teacher training.

In 2009 she became an authorized trainer for the teaching of Sudarshan KriyaÒ Yoga and in 2013  for the teaching of Sahaj Samadhi Meditation. In 2016 she deepened her training by certifying  herself as a yoga teacher RYT 350H by completing the Advanced Teachers Training in Sri Sri  Yoga. At the same time, she began her studies in Ayruveda and became a therapist for the practice  of Ayurvedic Facial Massage and Marma Treatment and for the practice of Spiritual Energy  Massage, training at the Institute of Human Sciences directly with the master S.V. Govindan.

In 2019 she followed the specialization training to become a Dinah Rodrigues Method Hormonal  Yoga teacher, deepening the aspect of Yoga Therapy for women. In 2021 she became a  Restorative Yoga teacher following training with Audrey Favrau.

Lucrezia Maniscotti

Lucrezia Maniscotti

She obtained a Master’s Degree in Literature by taking all the History of Theater and Indology  exams.

Since 2001 she has dedicated herself to learning the classical performative cultures of India with  particular attention to Bharata Natyam style dance.

From 2006 she studies in India carnatic and nattuvanar chant with Bhagavatulu Seetharama  Sharma (Kalapeetham school of Chennai), abhinaya (expression techniques) with Smt Indira  Kadambi and has been deepening the study of Bharata Natyam through regular trips to India at the  Bharata Choodamani school in Chennai, directed by her guru: Padmashri Adyar K. Lakshman.

Since 2002 she has been acting teacher at the Scuola di Teatri Possibili (adult courses). In  2008-2009 she made her debut in India at the “Kapalishwara Temple”, thus obtaining the Diploma  of Professional Artist from her teacher Adyar K. Lakshman who also initiated her to teach Bharata  Natyam dance.

In 2009 she founded the Sagome Teatro Association in Milan where, in addition to dealing with  theater, she is responsible for the “India Project” for the promotion of Indian culture and the  dissemination of classical Indian performing arts. Since 2010 she has been collaborating with the  Milon group: Bengal songs and dances.

She is a dancer and choreographer of the Denis Stern Project, a world music project.

Lavinia Martignoni

Lavinia Martignoni

In 2009 she obtained the qualification of music therapist at the Tuscan Center of Music Therapy  C.E.T.O.M. of Florence.

Since 2009 she has been working as a music therapist at the Antonio Bacchelli Music Association  of Rosignano Solvay and leads as a freelance professional at various other locations and schools  in the provinces of Livorno and Pisa, music workshops with adults and children. She has also worked as an educator in various day centers with psychiatric, elderly and disabled  patients and she has played roles as a school educator with supplementary support duties in  kindergartens, primary and upper secondary schools.

In 2017 she graduated in “Psychological Sciences and Techniques” at the School of Psychology of  the University of Florence, with the thesis entitled: “Mindfulness: clinical applications and  psychophysiological effects” dedicated to the deepening of the theme of meditation and its benefits  on the physical and psychological health of people. Since 2017 she has been the owner of the  Spazioindaco Multifunctional Center in Cecina.

In 2018 she participated in an intensive seminar with the Siberian singer Sajncho Namčylak, where  she deepened the techniques of vocal improvisation, overtones (overtones) according to the  Siberian lamaist and shamanic traditions, as well as the Tuvan styles of harmonic singing.

Flaminia Morin

Flaminia Morin

Graduated in Psychology from the La Sapienza University of Rome, she obtained a Masters in  Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices at the University of Pisa. In 2017 she  began a collaboration with PsicheMilano as a Psychologist, Coordinator for the development of  new projects and Instructor of Mindfulness Based protocols. For years she has been practicing  Hatha Yoga, Vipassana meditation, participating in awareness groups and inner research. She 

conducts individual and group Mindfulness paths with individuals or within work organizations. In the first 20 years of her professional career she worked in the Textile and Clothing field for  leading companies in the sector as Buyer, Product Manager, Fashion Coordinator, Product  Director. 

Passionate traveler and curious explorer of the world, she has lived in South America, in the United  States, in small and large European cities.

Maurizio Murdocca

Maurizio Murdocca

Expert percussionist playing Indian Tabla. He has been playing Tabla since 1998 with the famous  Maestro Shanka Chatterji from Calcutta. He met the master P.V. Nandasiri representative of the  Delhi Gharana tradition, a classical style of northern India, becoming one of the main  representatives of this instrument in Italy.

Currently he continues the study of Tabla in Varanasi, India, with Master Rajaneesh Tiwari, disciple  of the recognized Master of Tabla Pandit Choote Lal Mishra. He collaborates in several projects of  classical, semiclassical and Indian devotional music; he also plays with ethnic and Latin music  groups and ranges from Italian and international composers. The intent is to spread, through the  spell of Indian rhythms, the musical, spiritual and literary art of Indian culture.

Singer of Kirtan and Bhajan, he is accompanied by the Harmonium or guitar. Thanks to numerous  trips to India he deepened the teachings of the tradition of Meditation and Devotional chant known  by the name of Kirtan and Bhajan through the guidance of Spiritual Masters.

Luz Amparo Osorio

Luz Amparo Osorio

Artist of Colombian origin, through songs, music, dance and poetry she celebrates Life, the Earth and the Universe. Leads groups of ceremonies, singing and sharing circles.

Federica Palatella

Federica Palatella

Graduated in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation with a Master in Tourism Management, she  approached yoga around the age of 25. Direct student of Lorena Pajalunga, she graduated as a  Hatha Yoga teacher at the Institute for the Study of Yoga and Oriental Culture in Turin, she  immediately began to conduct courses and specialize at the Italian Yoga Children Association,  dedicating the latest ten years studying, practicing yoga in all its forms and full-time associative  activities. 

She specialized in the Master ‘BabyOM’ for teaching yoga to pregnant and postpartum women, in  the Master ‘Yoga Nidra’ and in the Master ‘Giocayoga’ for teaching Yoga to children and for some  years she has been part of the teaching staff of these same organisations.

Since 2013 she has been involved in the organization of the AIYB Masters throughout the Italian  territory and the ‘Aiyb School’ online platform. She conducts numerous yoga courses at ‘Le  Filosofie del Corpo’ Yoga School in Vimercate, at ‘Home Balance’ in Brugherio and has gained  various experiences in associations and preschools in the area, conducting Giocayoga projects for  children.

Ramprasadh

T.V. Ramprasadh

An exponent of Carnatic singing from Mumbai, he gave his first concert at the age of 11. He was  initiated into carnatic chant by Mahalakshmi Natrajan, and received advanced teachings from  gurus such as P. S. Narayanaswamy, T. V. Gopalankrishnan, R.R. Keshavamurthy. 

He sang on tours abroad in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Holland,  Austria, Singapore and Malaysia; in India he has released several albums under different labels,  trained numerous students both in India and abroad during workshops and training courses to  promote the dissemination of Carnatic chant globally.

Valeria Ramo

Valeria Ramo

Ballerina professionista diplomata presso l’Accademia di danza di Roma, ha proseguito i suoi studi in ambito post riabilitativo, posturale, psicofisico e olistico. Laureata presso l’università Yoga Vedanta di Roma con un corso quadriennale per insegnanti Yoga riconosciuto UE, è anche insegnante certificata metodo Polestar®  Pilates Education of New York International.

Nel 2010 consegue il diploma come insegnante certificata Giocayoga con  A.I.Y.B. Dal 2004 al 2010 dirige l’Ecole de dance, studio di Pilates, yoga e danza a Roma.

Dal 2011 al 2013 collabora con IncontraDonna Onlus e l’ospedale Sant’Andrea di Roma presso i quali insegna yoga e meditazione in ambito oncologico.

Dal 2014 ad oggi dirige il Centro Olos Vandana a Cagliari. Dal 2017 ad oggi sono personal coaching di Yoga e meditazione presso il Forte Village Resort, Sardegna.

Dal 2020 è consulente per doTerra® Italia specializzandosi nell’utilizzo degli oli essenziali durante la pratica yoga per favorisce la percezione del respiro, attivare i recettori dell’umore, del sistema nervoso, endocrino, immunitario, digerente e circolatorio favorendo il benessere psicofisico.

Dal 2013 si occupa dell’organizzazione dei Master AIYB su tutto il territorio italiano e della piattaforma Scuola Aiyb online

Conduce numerosi corsi yoga presso Le Filosofie del Corpo Scuola Yoga a Vimercate, presso Home Balance di Brugherio e ha maturato diverse esperienze nelle associazioni e nelle scuole dell’infanzia del territorio, conducendo progetti di Giocayoga per bambini.

Elena Rizzuti

Graduated in Osteopathy (DO) at the I.S.O. Higher Institute of Osteopathy of Milan, issued by the Italian Osteopaths Registry (ROI), and the Master of Science in Osteopathy (MSc.Ost), issued by Buckinghamshire New University Wycombe, United Kingdom.

Thanks to the passion for her work and the desire to pass it on to future osteopaths, she began a career as an assistant in the diagnostic reasoning department of the Higher Institute of Osteopathy. She also deals with the training of lay staff on the practice of BLSD-D (Basic Life Support and Defibrillation).

Andrea Scalvenzi

Andrea Scalvenzi

In 2008 he obtained the certificate for the three-year Ayurvedic operator course and in 2014 he  obtained the diploma for the two-year Ayurvedic operator course at the AUMSHANTI association.  He then attended the Yoga Master for children and teenagers Giocayoga, directed by Lorena V.  Pajalunga. 

Since 2012 he has been teaching for the Aumshanti associations for AYURVEDA and AIYB for  children’s yoga.

In 2007 he was the Founding Member of A.N.O.A. (National Association of Ayurvedic Operators),  becoming part of the board of directors. 

Since 2009 he is a Founding Member of A.I.Y.B Italian Yoga Children Association, currently vice  president of AIYB. Since 2008 he has been working daily in numerous schools in the province of  Brescia as an expert for the GIOCA YOGA method and is a tenured YOGA teacher at the Novalis  Open School in Mompiano (BS).

Vincenzo Tallarico

Vincenzo Tallarico

Psychologist analyst, Sand Play therapist; former member of the Italian Association of Analytical  Psychology (A.I.P.A.) and of the IAAP (International Association for Analitical Psychology), he is co founder and president of the Mindfulness Project, of which he is a teacher; meditation teacher  according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

In 1978 he met Buddhism in the person of Lama Thubten Yeshe and trained with Dora Kalff,  Jungian analyst and direct student of C.G. Jung; since then he has dedicated his personal and  professional research to a work of integration of western and eastern psychology. He has held  psychology seminars in various cities in Italy and has taught psychology and meditation in some  European cities, as well as in India and Nepal. 

For years he has been receiving invitations to hold theoretical-experiential training courses in  various Italian Buddhist centers, yoga associations, universities and psychological training schools,  to spread a comparative approach between Western and Eastern techniques and methodologies.

Margareta Tosi Lesman

Margaretha Tosi-Lesman

Margaretha Tosi-Lesman, Dutch, has lived in Italy since 2013. Graduated as HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator (HBCE) and in 2013 at HypnoBirthing Institute, Arizona, USA. Graduated as Doula in 2016 with the Mondo Doula Milano Association and holistic therapist since 2006, graduated from the HCBBT institute in Amsterdam; in the same years she worked as a Manager at the UMCG University Hospital in Amsterdam.

Silvia Vavassori

Graduated in Philosophy in 2002; from January 2003 to December 2005 she attended the three year training course for art therapists at the ArTeA specialization school directed by M.o Achille De  Gregorio and from 2006 to 2010 she attended the Permanent Training in art therapy at the same  school.

In those same years and to this day she has attended numerous specialization courses and  organized and managed art therapy workshops at various institutions, schools and cooperatives in  the region.

From January 2007 to October 2015 she worked at the ArTeA Association – Arte Terapeuti  Associati (via Ascanio Sforza 47, Milan) as head of student training and secretary of the  Postgraduate School of Art Therapy for the Milan office. She also dealt with the organization of  events on behalf of the Association itself, such as conferences in the art therapy sector.

Graduated as a Gioca Yoga® teacher and she is a trainer for the AIYB.

Laura Venditti

Laura Venditti, saxophonist, concert artist and teacher. She graduated with full marks in 2009 at  the “Ottorino Respighi” State Conservatory of Music in Latina. 

She perfects herself with internationally renowned teachers. Winner of national and international  competitions, she performs concerts in Italy and abroad both as a soloist and in various ensembles  such as the South Zone Saxophone Quartet, the Duo Kalamia and the ElectroSaxDuo. 

She follows musical preparatory courses to teach children from 0 to 10 years old. She is currently  a saxophone teacher at the Giovanni Verga comprehensive IC of Pontinia (LT) in parallel with her  musical activity, in 2017 she obtained the Master of Yoga Expert for Childhood and Adolescence at  the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples and in 2019 Aiyb certification for teaching the  Giocayoga® method to children. 

For more info www.lauravendittisax.com

Valeria Vismara

Valeria Vismara

Kindergarten teacher since 1995, tenured in the state school since 2004. Coordinator, responsible  for school training, welcoming tutor of students in training and newly hired colleagues.

Graduated in Educational Sciences and Master’s Degree in Pedagogical Sciences. Internship tutor  at the Bicocca University of Milan, Faculty of Primary Education since 2014, collaborates with the  Bicocca University in the training of future teachers. She holds a master’s degree in Play Yoga.  Specialized in inclusive psychomotricity, planning, evaluation, observation and documentation of  educational practices.

Munari method expert. Trainer on issues of Educational Continuity in the Integrated Service 0-6,  team work and teams of educators, issues of inclusion and education for Active Citizenship.

Silvia Zucchiatti

Graduated from IULM in Milan (Faculty of Languages and Communication). She obtained a degree in internal and external relations in 2003. She has been practicing yoga for  over ten years and in 2010 obtained the diploma of first level hatha yoga teacher while, since  2013, she has been a GiocaYoga® teacher and head of the Teachers training course in Rome.