Yogassage > yoga classes

WELCOME TO YOGASSAGE: a fun, international Yoga community in Rome!

Classes are led in Italian and/or English depending on participants.

Offline classes are back 

MOCOBO

LOUD

IN THE PARK

SPECIAL CLASSES

ROOFTOPS AND SPECIAL CLASSES

These special events are not included in subscriptions and are intended as fun community meetings.We will flow together in a dynamic vinyasa yoga practice. Offline only, info in home page. Special provate sessions available at Navona Queen Rooftop, downtown in Rome. Email me for details.

PRIVATE AND PARTY SESSIONS

I’m a available to guide you into a one-to-one yoga experience.

I can speak English, German and French and we can take an appointment into a beautiful studio in Trastevere or in the park.

Wish to book your session, learn more or check availability? Send me an email! 

for you or for a private group of friends, for birthday, bacelorettes and any event.

CORPORATE AND TEAM SESSIONS

Before being a Yoga trainer, I’ve been teaching for corporate and design universities for more than 15 years. I’ve been a startupper and sigital entrepreneur. Yoga made me fall in love and embrace a different and more meaningful challenge I’m extremely grateful for. I’m now available to set up a corporate event or programme, aimed at enhance creativity, engage teams into brainstorming and help them with problem solving.

 

I’m also a Yoga trainer for sport teams.

ONLINE: LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS

interactive classes led in English or Italian, with a cool playlist. Broadcasted via zoom from Studio Six or from the locations where you join the offline sessions. I advise cameras on, to help you with hints and adjustments. Small group and big fun! Classes almost everyday! Check them in weekly schedule!

Pick up your fav and discover its intensity, difficulty level and props you need!

DISCOVER ALL THE CLASSES

Sign up for ZOOM – ONLINE classes and unroll your mat from home or from wherever you wish: the park, a terrace, the beach, cloud 9.

Sign up for Offline classes in the park or in the studios, check the rules and get ready to flow!!!

VINYASA YOGA

Available offline at MOCOBO and LOUD. Vinyasa means put things in order, so find the right place for your body into the space, for your breathing to be enhanced, and for a new, fun sequence to flow in the room. Enjoy a dynamic flow with music in a friendly environment. Intermediate level.

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM, 

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

some water

POWER YOGA

Available offline at LOUD once a month.

Stay strong and feel your core in the flow! Join the community and navigate in the ocean on your favourite Navasana!

Navasana deeply challenges the abdomen, spine, and hip flexors, building strength and steadiness at the body’s core. It stimulates the abdominal organs, including the kidneys and intestines, which improves digestion.

It will be just one of the main characters of this dynamic flow.

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM, high impact on abs.

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

some water

ASANA LAB

Available offline at MOCOBO.

Fun, open level class intended as a useful mini workshop. In September and October it will be easy and aimed at introducing beginners to the vinyasa practice. From November it may switch to a more intense workshop to get deeper into the practice. We will then focus on some more intense asana, give some hints on how to manage more difficult flows. If you have one asana you wish to explore in detail, you can feel free to propose it in advance. I’ll build up a sequence featuring the necessary warm up, we will explore helpful drills and tricks to enter the asanas you wish to discover, always paying attention to the breathing. Variations will be suggested. Cameras on and you can open your mics at the end of the class for Q&A.

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM TO HIGH. EASY IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

some water

BALANCE for BREAKFAST

Challenge yourself in the search for the perfect balance, while flowing through a dynamic vinyasa. If balance is not your cup of tea, we will share a real… ehm…  a virtual one after class!

When world-famous yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar visited the San Diego Zoo in 1990, he was struck by the effortless aplomb of the flamingos. He pointed to a gaudy pink bird as it balanced on one foot, steady as a boulder. Oblivious to its squawking neighbors, beak tucked under its feathers, the flamingo was fast asleep. Surveying the group of yoga teachers accompanying him, Iyengar playfully challenged them: “Can you relax like that?”

The answer, of course, was no. For humans, nodding off while balancing on one leg is out of the question. Even relatively simple balances like Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) demand our full, wakeful attention in a way that other standing poses do not. There’s no faking it: The instant we lose focus, we fall over. There is an unavoidable immediacy to these balancing asanas. Standing on one foot, we naturally drop extraneous thoughts to focus on the task at hand. That’s why these poses can instill a deep sense of calm even though they require intense, unwavering alertness.

INTENSITY:
LOW TO MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS:

a mat

a mask

MOON FLOW

Available offline at LOUD when the moon is full.

When the Moon is full in traditional Ashtanga some Yogi prefer to give their Salute to the Moon… we do it as a tradition almost every week! Moon Flow is an energetic flow without Chaturanga. If your sholders have never approved your Sun Salutation habits, this is your flow!

As the Moon Salutation sequence focuses mainly on the lower body, it’s great for people who have trouble resting their body weight on their arms and there are many physical benefits to the practice. The exercise stretches and strengthens all of the major muscle groups, aids flexibility and increases the functioning and balance of the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems.

Sun Salutations are said to be a yang practice, related to activity, heat and light, whilst Moon Salutations are associated with a yin practice – receptive, meditative and cooling. Although yin and yang represent seemingly opposite principles (dark and light, day and night, passivity and activity etc)  they are utterly interdependent. In the same way, although Sun and Moon salutation sequences embrace different qualities, they complement each other perfectly. The yogic term Hatha also reflects these individual yet interconnected qualities – Ha referring to the warming, active energy of the sun and tha – the cooling, receptive elements of the moon. Hatha yoga, therefore, seeks to unify these apparently opposing elements, creating harmony and balance.

My Moon Flow is not as fast as vinyasa but still intense and not too “Yin”!!!

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM, but chaturanga will be absent! It’s an energetic flow with higher impact on lower body.

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

HEART OPENING

Available offline at LOUD once a month.

Nevermind if you are feeling romantic or just longing to be back to your Tinder routine, let your heart open to your (good or bad) intentions, in order to get prepared. Your fourth Chakra will appreciate this flow! Backbends are invigorating and strengthening. They stretch the hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest, an area where lots of us hold tension. They build strength and power in the legs, arms and back muscles. The latissimus dorsi, the lats, are the only muscle that connects the arm to the spine and pelvis and they play an important role in backbending in yoga. Backbends should feel good and too many people are suffering when backbending which should lengthen and extend, rather than compress, the spine.

INTENSITY:
LOW TO MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

EASIER if you love backbendings HARDER if you feel a bit stuck during openings. Listen to your body and don’t overcome your limits!

PROPS:

2 blocks,

a strap,

a bolster or some pillows in different size and thickness,

optional: one meter free wall

ASHTANGA OPEN LEVEL

Available offline at LOUD once a month.

A shorter option of the Ashtanga Primary Series, made more accessible and anatomy wise, skipping some tricks and without forcing yourself to enter the asanas.

Each of the six series begins with Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) 5 of the A variation and 5 of the B variation, followed by the standing sequence. All the series end with the same finishing sequence. It is only the middle section which has a different group of asanas and focus depending on the series. Traditionally the poses are always practised in a specific order and are taught in a Mysore style with the teacher giving the practitioner a new pose when they feel they are ready.

The Ashtanga Primary Series is called Yoga Chikitsa, meaning yoga therapy, because of the cleansing and toning effect it has on both body and mind.  On a physical level the asanas (poses) of the Primary Series build strength and flexibility in the body, loosening tight muscles and realigning and detoxifying the body and nervous system. 

The real magic of the practice happens through the channel of the breath. Deep breathing with sound is the link that ties the conscious and the subconscious mind together. When you delve into the Ashtanga Yoga method, the poses are merely an opportunity for you to breathe. Once you re-calibrate your attention towards the breath, it no longer matters what poses you’re doing or not doing. While it may be tempting to grab your limbs and force them into the shapes of the asana, your body will suffer. Cultivate a peaceful attitude towards your body and never force or push yourself. Practice being with your body in a space of loving-kindness. When you feel the urge to force or push, let it go.

INTENSITY:
HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS:

2 blocks

a strap (OPTIONAL),

BARRE BIZARRE

Available offline at MOCOBO.

If you are missing Barre au Sol, your ballet classes or your tutu, this is something that will bring you back to this feeling but in a fun and non serious way. It’s a valid training as it activates some muscles that are a bit forgotten into traditional yoga classes.

This is the warm up of Footloose + a 10′ intense stretching. Mostly on the mat with a 5′ with the chair/barre.

Barre helps strengthen and tone your muscles without increasing bulk, and it improves your posture. It also increases cardiovascular endurance and metabolism, which helps to quickly burn calories.

INTENSITY:
HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS:

a chair

a pair of socks

a strap or elastic band (OPTIONAL),

a towel

ROCKET

Available offline at LOUD once a month.

Rocket is a western way of translating the traditional Ashtanga practice, invented by Larry Schultz (1950-2011). It’s fun and fast, it drives you high… like a rocket!

Larry set a different feet alignment, hip-width apart, and edited 3 series that are different from the original Ashtanga ones. The Rocket flows together a sequence of standing, balancing, seated and inverted postures, linked by vinyasa which incorporates both the basic poses as well as more challenging, fun and optional arm balances and backbends from the more advanced Ashtanga series.

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

HHHHHHIGH if you wish, but variations are always available to make it accessible and open level!

OPTIONAL PROPS:

a block,

a strap,

a towel,

some water

EARLY MORNING CLUB

Get ready to jump out of bed early, set your alarm clock for you and your yoga mat! 45 minutes fun and dynamic vinyasa practice on Zoom once a week.

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

OPTIONAL PROPS:

a block,

a strap,

a towel,

some water

WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL CLASSES

RE-FLOW

I guess it’s time to enjoy some more morning classes, and I’m waiting for the Community feedback to plan next ones. Next week We will test as a free community class a 45′ flow with some Pilates exercises in between, to activate some muscles groups that are sometimes lazy in traditional yoga practice (but not in ours, actually!) Join and give it a try! It will be online by Saturday! Further proposals include 45′ xpress vinyasa, 45′ jungle flow and 45′ barre au sol. I am a certified Reformer Pilates instructor. I think Pilates is a super smart method, even if I’m in love with Yoga and can’t give up flowing!!!

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM TO HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS:

a block

A STRAP OR BELT

optional – an elastic band or old pants/shorts

YOGA BLINDFOLDED

feel grateful, confident and inspired!
In yoga philosophy, Pratyahara – translated as removal of the senses, is designed to take us from the outside to the inside, a journey for the yogi to find the Self. How about pausing for a while your ability to see?
I’ll provide sleeping masks and you can take yours home as a souvenir of this experience.
You’ll be more than welcome both as an experienced yogi or an absolute beginner!
Practicing yoga with your eyes blindfolded has a huge impact on the rest of your senses and could be an inspiring way to approach yoga also for the very first time. You’ll feel your balance being challenged as you remove visual references and you’ll also feel the rest of your senses become deepened and refined. A major benefit is a renewed sense of gratitude. We often take simple things—like our ability to appreciate beautiful images, light, movement and action through our eyesight—for granted.
Give it a go and see for yourself what benefits arise from the removal of one of your senses. Calm any insecurity by drawing your attention to your breath and feeling the solid earth beneath your feet. Feel the difference in the air, the space filling the room. Use the rest of your senses: hearing, taste, touch and smell, and remind yourself that you can always feel for the edges of your mat if you need to regain your bearings.
Practicing blindfolded is a time to take your asana practice a little slower: I’ll guide you through few cues into a fun, easy sequence. In order to go deeper within, You can feel free to fancy a creative and genuine variation, as soon as there is no show off, and no judgement, . The present moment will be magnified and you will tune deeper into your breath, feeling and hearing the sensations of your body moving. You will notice that the need for focus and presence is much greater than usual. Use this as an opportunity to find approval from within yourself instead of looking for visual reference. After all, the purpose of the practice of yoga is to connect to your deeper self; to trust yourself and feel a sense of renewed confidence from within; Notice the qualities and attributes that arise during the practice and what effects you feel at the end. Take this as an opportunity to feel grateful for the simple things in life, the ability you have to see, to appreciate beauty.

INTENSITY:
LOW TO MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM TO HIGH

PROPS:

a block

eye mask or foulard

1ST CHAKRA

Let’s start this month exploring our roots: back to the basis! 

Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.” 

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need!

INTENSITY:
LOW TO MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM TO HIGH

PROPS:

a block (important)

a strap

some water

a towel

CLUB 27

In the warm up we will revise Sun salutation A, the I will turn the music louder and we ll be ready to flow continuously, counting 27 salutations in a row. Next one will be STUDIO 54 and we will party our freedom with 108, so be ready to grow! Some seated poses to stretch and you’ll be ready to walk in the shower prouder than ever!

 

The distances between the Sun and the Earth, the distances between the Moon and the Earth, the way the planet rotates and the impact it has – all these things have been looked at with great care. The diameter of the Sun multiplied by 108 equals the distance between Sun and Earth, and the diameter of the Moon multiplied by 108 equals the distance between Earth and Moon. The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. That is why we have 108 beads in a mala.

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

EASY

PROPS:

2 blocks

a strap (OPTIONAL),

CANDLE LIGHT

Light your candle, chill out and enjoy the sunset while flowing smoothly into this easy and joyful practice!

INTENSITY:
LOW

DIFFICULTY:

EASY

PROPS:

2 blocks

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a bolster or 2 big pillows, 2 smaller ones

a banket (optional)

a candle

SUPER FLEX

Feel your body loooooooooonger! Can’t reach your feet? Get your best belt out of the wardrobe! 

INTENSITY:
LOW TO MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

EASIER if you are flexible, HARDER if you feel a bit stuck while folding. Listen to your body and don’t overcome your limits!

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

DANCING FLOW

Missing the dance hall? Refine your drishti: it’s on your mat tonight!!! Challenge yourself with a fun, creative, fast paced vinyasa to let your body flow, free as a bird, on a loud playlist!

INTENSITY:
VERY HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

HIGH

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

some water

JUNGLE FLOW

In the jungle where Yoga meets Animal Flow, a functional movement practice based on all-fours variations. Warm your wrists up and be ready to meet the fauna of the jungle! Animal Flow incorporates a series of physical postures linked together in a fluid sequence, seamlessly moving from one position to another. Animal Flow exercises look similar to yoga asanas, except that the movements are more primal and, possibly, more athletic in nature. A lot of the movements imitate the locomotive patterns of animals, hence the name and the use of terms like “travelling ape”.

The movements in this workout are deeply focused on myofascial slings (“myo” means “muscles”; “fascia” means “connective tissue”). Four such slings work to dissipate forces between the lower and upper parts of the body. Slings are essentially the major groups of muscles, joints, connective tissue and bones that work together to create chains of action and reaction.

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

HIGH

PROPS:

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

some water

YANG+YIN=YOUNG

This class is the perfect compromise between active lengthening and joyful moments of absolute let go. The formula is yang+yin=young. Let the opposites debate and find your center in between! For healthy range of motion, layers of connective tissue must allow muscles to glide over each other. But injury, habitual posture in daily life, and aging, among other factors can bind these connective tissues together, creating so-called adhesions and restricting that movement between the sliding surfaces of the muscles. Like a traffic jam, adhesions block the flow of nutrients and energy through the body, causing pain and limiting mobility. Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward and nurture the calm, quiet center that is innate in all of us. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity. Through yin yoga we become adept at self-care. We become better listeners with practice tuning in. Holding poses that gently lengthen the muscles and fascia helps break up adhesions, and applying mild stress to joints and connective tissues can increase their range of motion.

INTENSITY:
LOW

DIFFICULTY:

EASIER if you are flexible, HARDER if you feel a bit stuck while folding. Listen to your body and don’t overcome your limits!

PROPS:

2 blocks,

a strap,

a bolster or some pillows in different size and thickness,

optional: one meter free wall

HIP HIPS HURRAY

Feel your hips mobility challenged with this flow. Release your tension and let go! When hips are tight, they increase the load and cause overuse of the spine. In addition to the benefits of improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain, opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well.

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM: EASIER if your hips are really open, HARDER if you feel a bit stuck on your hips. Listen to your body and don’t overcome your limits!

PROPS:

2 blocks,

a strap,

a bolster or some pillows in different size and thickness

LET'S TWIST AGAIN!

Enjoy this flow full of parivritta variations!!!

Twisting actions stimulate the blood circulation and release tension in the muscles of the abdomen. When you do a Yoga twist, it creates an intra-abdominal compression, and the digestive organs will experience fresh blood flow rich in oxygen and nutrients.

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS – OPTIONAL:

2 blocks,

a strap,

footloose

We don’t take it too seriously but we do have fun mixing a barre training with a dancing flow which is half way between a vinyasa and an easy choreo. plus a Vintage playlist to let your body shake!!!

INTENSITY:
MEDIUM

DIFFICULTY:

MEDIUM

PROPS 

a chair

a pair of socks

an elastic band (optional)

a block

a strap (OPTIONAL),

a towel,

2 bottles of water/water cans 0,5 or 1 liter. 

UPSIDE DOWN: WAY TO INVERSIONS

This is a preparation class. Open level. Bring a pair of fluffy socks and set one meter-wide wall free, so that you can experiment in a safe way!

We’ll play around:

HEADSTAND

HANDSTAND

DOLPHIN

 

Cameras on, Mics can be turned on anytime for Q&A!

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

as High as you wish to push. Work safely and take care!

PROPS:

2 blocks,

a pair of socks, 

a towel, 

some water

one meter free wall

WAY TO ARM BALANCES

We’ll work on arms and shoulders, abs and bandhas to build up the A team which will make you fly high!

INTENSITY:
SUPER HIGH

DIFFICULTY:

as High as you wish to push. Work safely and take care!

PROPS:

2 blocks,

a pair of socks, 

a towel, 

some water

one meter free wall

RESTORATIVE YOGA

La classe puo’ essere guidata in Italiano o in Inglese. Preparate: un cuscino grande meglio se rigido (bolster o del divano) o due normali. Una cinghia o cintura. Un blocco o un librone. Una mascherina da aereo o un asciugamanino. Una coperta. L’ultima parte sarà di rilassamento. Potete aprire qs link alla musica che se vi fa piacere potrete tenere come sottofondo nell’ultima parte. A tra poco! Ro

Get ready with this playlist on the youtube app or page, I will ask you to open it in the second part of the class! 

This is definitely the most relaxing class I’m offering! It’s a 70 minutes class starting with a slow flow and ends with a pleasant guided meditation. Sat 4 April class will be led in Italian. Get ready with following props:

One or 2 pillows: a bolster, one from the sofa, a compact one or 2 normal bed pillows.

An eye mask or small towel

Some water

one or 2 blankets

A block, or a  not fragile box, or big book/dictionary

a strap or a belt

INTENSITY:
EXTRA LOW

DIFFICULTY:

EXTRA LOW

PROPS:

see picture above!

MEET THE PROPS

No need to spend money for your home fitness, your best prop is just around the corner: here are some fun alternatives!

WE Have enjoyed so many events together! 🙂