Yoga4Freedom is an activity of spreading the yoga culture of well-being and balance with a view to self-management of the body and health, respecting the living and the existing, keeping them in high regard
Wellness and therapeutic approach focused on the need of each one
For a culture based on establishing health and well-being, rather than fighting disease and pain
Group or individuals Hatha Yoga classes, live and online
ASANA: yoga poses for strength, flexibility, alignment, physiological activation and optimization. PRANAYAMA: harmonizing the breathing. YOGA NIDRA and MINDFULNESS: yogic focus and awareness, relax, recover, discover, love, evolve yourself. KRIYA: yogic cleaning routine techniques.
Live classes take place in the South of Tenerife, online classes with the free application Zoom. Languages Italian, English, and Spanish. For participation is required a preliminary private interview (by phone, online, or live).
About the instructor, formation and formal studies
I am a regular practitioner of Hatha yoga, meditation, and other internal yogas since 1988, as well as a certified multi-certified instructor of Hatha Yoga. My teaching experience started from 2014. Yoga has proved to be a winning remedy against some serious pathologies that have affected me and I firmly believe that sharing my experience can inspire and benefit others.
I practice and wish to disseminate practices based on creating independence, health and well-being, rather than fighting disease and pain by delegating responsibility for my condition to third parties.
Birth of a passion: when I was a child, at school, in the hour of gymnastics, the teacher occasionally made us do a very simple yoga. I was fascinated by it and so yoga became one of my favorite games. I attended my first formal yoga classes since 1988, when yoga was not very popular. I learned in many schools in Italy, Thailand and India (places where I traveled for years), experimenting with different styles, but the bulk of the practice I developed by myself, practicing daily and having myself periodically supervised and corrected by experienced practitioners.
Since 1988 I have studied and practiced meditation in the context of the Vajrayana, Buddhist Tantra, Dzog Chen and Bonpo Tibetan and Theravada traditions, participating in numerous intensive practice retreats, both group and individual, under the guidance of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and other renowned masters . Since 1991 I have also practiced the Yantra Yoga of Vairochana, coming from the living and uninterrupted lineage of Tibetan yoga, a style dating back to the eighth century that includes the main asanas also used in classic hatha yoga, but systematized to train the breath: it is one advanced yoga style, in motion, focused on energy and connected with the tradition of Dzog Chen.
Over the years I have developed a non-sectarian practice by choosing not to limit myself to a specific school and working with the circumstances that life has proposed to me. My Yoga practice has therefore adapted to my needs and the real circumstances of my life, becoming a teacher was a further natural development of this path which is still evolving today. Hence the particular attention I give to teaching in open, pragmatic and elastic different ways of practicing based on factors such as age, physical-emotional conditions, mentality, needs, desires, predispositions, climatic conditions and other contingencies.
I am currently continuing my studies and practices on the physiological and therapeutic aspects of Yoga, pranayama, and meditation, but also on natural nutrition, holistic medicine, and respect for the ecological environment, well aware that we are neither owners nor guests, but an integral and interacting part.
My most signifying Hatha Yoga teachers are Acharya Doctor Ashutosh Agarwal (InteYoga, Mysore) and Acharya Venkatesha (Atma Vikasha, Mysore), but I learn also from other yogis. My most signifying teacher of meditation was Choegyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
Intensive training Yantra Yoga http://www.dzogchen.it
Basic and first-level Santi Maha Sangha with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche http://www.dzogchen.it
Intensive back-bending diploma at Atmavikasa Center of Yogic Sciences with Acharya Venkatesha http://www.atmavikasaYoga.com
Therapeutic Yoga applications, anatomy, and physiology with Doctor Acharya Ashutosh http://www.inteyoga.org/
TTC 200 hours (Teacher Training) with Doctor Acharya Ashutosh and Shiromani Kadambari http://www.inteyoga.org/
TTTC 300 hours(Therapeutic Teacher Training) with Doctor Acharya Ashutosh and Shiromani Kadambari http://www.inteyoga.org/
Intensive Chakrasadana with Doctor Acharya Ashutosh and Shiromani Kadambari http://www.inteyoga.org/
“Paola has a deep knowledge of yoga and a great ability to convey detailed instructions, in a way that really gets you into the asana. His classroom sequences are also spectacular and very well researched. Her knowledge of yoga on a therapeutic level is exceptional – she is a reference for me.”
“Paola is a very competent and attentive yoga teacher. Personally, she helped me a lot to regain harmony and health, in the body and in the mind, through a deep knowledge of the body and its problems (in my case, neck and blood pressure problems). I highly recommend her”
Annalisa Torino, Italy
“I known Paola from more than thirty years I have taken yoga lessons from her she is very serious and professional has a great experience she studied in India where she lived until a few years ago. I recommend it for a serious and quality course.”
Paola Torino, Italy
“I have known Paola for twenty years and I can say that you will be in good hands with her. She is very prepared and constantly looking for improvement. She is attentive, sensitive and patient. He can explain and convey his knowledge very well. His lessons are intense productive but also fun. I recommend it with my heart.”
“”By practicing with Paola you can trust her great preparation and ability as a yoga teacher, she guides you in the asanas in a profound way and her practice is complete and adapts to every level of preparation and physical condition. Its instructions are clear and exact and take you where your body can go, to feel better and better.”
“I practiced yoga classes with Paola and I appreciated the rhythm of her classes suited to practitioners and her way of explaining the asanas and ‘correcting’ the postures of the practitioners. I also received individual lessons at a very delicate moment for my psychophysical health and I benefited greatly from his instructions which have become an integral part of my general therapy.”
“Very prepared and attentive. I recommend her to both beginners and those who have experience in the practice of yoga. Really good”
‘Her precious teachings are the result of a discipline matured in thirty years of practice. In addition to being a patient teacher, she is nice, human and mainly empathetic’.
Cosimo AmedeoTorino, Italy
“I met Paola on the path of yoga and life. We practiced together several times and I realized that he really lives in yoga. Not only did she practice and study with several famous teachers, she lived in Asia for some time, yoga is deep in her, she is part of it. His experience and his way of being make his lessons a precious gift. He conveys his knowledge competently and his whole being. I consider Paola a true teacher and I highly recommend her to anyone who has humbly embarked on the path of yoga.”
Mara MaruzzellaTorino, Italy
“Paola is an extraordinary yoga practitioner and teacher. Her experience and the years lived in Asia make her a true teacher, she is interested in transmitting the philosophy and depth that lies behind the more corporeal part of yoga. He applies his vast knowledge to each student, for the benefit of each taking into account our individual limitations or problems. I took private lessons in India and since then I have continued with the daily practice that she designed and designed for me in a notebook to improve my circulatory and hormonal system. His lessons were based on providing me with the tools and knowledge so that I could continue my practice by self-managing it. Hands down the best yoga teacher I’ve ever had!”
MariaValencia, Spagna. Ha iniziato a studiare con Paola in India e successivamente online
“”Paola is a great yoga teacher. He gained a great deal of experience in the oriental world and got the school qualification from his guru. Her love for the importance of yoga is genuine and she works to improve well-being in her session. Real, relaxing, productive learning environment for anyone. When he meets, he drives in harmony with attention to everyone’s peculiarities or physical problems. So great knowledge and kindness is what I saw and experienced in Paola’s yoga session.”
“Very helpful in class hours, very careful to ask for information on the physical conditions of the students and to choose the correct exercises that are useful. Prepared in theory. With her I took dynamic classes focused on breathing… which makes yoga a pleasant experience.”
“Paola’s yoga practice and teaching is very professional. Personal attention and encouragement was given to finding and recognizing the correct movements. I very much look forward to more teachings with her. She is an authentic yoga teacher with so much knowledge in the yoga lifestyle. I highly recommend participating in her class. A true Yogi”.
GordonCanada (studied with Paola in Thailand)
“Paola is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever met – she has experienced the practice in depth on herself, dedicating her life to practicing and learning as great teachers for years, and now she is a wonderful teacher. She truly understands her skills and issues and offers tailored practices for each student” . .
“She has a background that anyone would envy, few people have met as many Masters as Paola and acquired knowledge in different approaches, ancient and modern. I would say that these are super-skills now very rare in the Yoga supermarket where everyone improvises as teachers after having done some internships… .it is also very precise, this can also be seen from his extraordinary artistic skills “.
“I am happy to write a recommendation for my friend Paola, who is a great yoga teacher and who I have known for 30 years”.
“Paola is a true teacher, she extracts your possibilities while respecting your limits. Paola is serious and severe in this, if you want to compete, overcome yourself and get hurt, don’t even start working with her. his work heals you, grows you and deepens you, finally your body will no longer be a narrow cage, but a free and comfortable space”.
‘Paola is my yoga teacher and with her I feel very well’
Paola is one of the best yoga teachers that can exist … her routine is exhaustive, she has a vast knowledge of asanas … she knows how to adapt to everyone’s different levels … I entered her classes with various pains in the whole body and with a not much mood good but after class I felt very well, both physically and mentally …, and very relaxed … highly recommended 🙂