Yoga4Freedom is an activity of sharing and 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
An approach to yoga of self-healing, recovery and re-appropriation of self aimed at well-being and 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.
How to participate
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).
Philosophy and point of view
Although I have studied a lot and acquired professional skills in teaching yoga, Yoga4freedom is not a “service”, nor “yoga for sale”, nor the offer of a “personal trainer” for a fee. This does not mean taking without giving anything, but sincere and honest reciprocity and awareness in accordance with the circumstances, both, my and of the student.
Yoga4freedom is an attempt to promote sharing outside the logic of the market and the common logic of profit and delegation, for the promotion of a style in relationships opposite to that of profit and competitiveness currently in vogue. By relationships I mean the relationship with oneself, with others and with the world around us.
Yoga4freedom is my way to spread the art of self-management of one’s life in freedom, and therefore also of one’s physical, emotional and mental health, of which the attitude to altruism, dedication, solidarity and mutual care are the foundation.
All this is not theory but it is something concrete, if you are not able to understand it, it is not for you.
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
- TTC 200 hours (Teacher Training) Yoga Shanti with Acharya Noah McKenna http://www.sukhashanti.net
- 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/
Conditions of participation
The collective classes in this schedule are by offer, with a suggested minimum indicative, this to allow anyone to participate. The amount of offer will be at the discretion of the student with the possibility of barter (work or things), and must be compatible both, with economic possibilities of the student and with the teacher’s sustainability in order that teacher can be able to give the service.
The private classes, not being part of the yoga4freedom project, have a fixed fee based on the number of weekly or monthly classes, in the case of regular classes there will be discounted packages, they must be booked weekly or monthly.
Yoga is a complex discipline which, in addition to physical work, includes attitude and ethic behavior. Awareness, punctuality, respect for the discipline, the place, the companions of practice and the teacher are basic.
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‘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’.
“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!”
“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” .
“A highly trained, highly experienced, generous, humble and loving teacher. Highly recommended”!
“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”.
My 15 year old daughter has been doing yoga classes with Paola for 6 months and she is delighted. Paola is a very attentive, professional and nice teacher. I absolutely recommend!