We Are Light

Once upon a time in Rome, the Eternal city, a far far land where all the roads take you to, I met myself in Yoga. I was 17, Pina the Teacher, was living with her husband inside a redeveloped bus on a land where she was running a dog hotel. Quite a start hey. It was Hatha Yoga. I was studying music and moving my first steps inside a Philosophical vision of the world. Not long after I moved outside of Rome in the beautiful Bracciano’s lake. My yoga research didn’t stop, I looked up for a Yoga course in the area and found a Kundalini Yoga class. I was turning 21, I dived very deep into it, very soon. The aspects of meditation and Prana-yama united to the chanting of mantras opened up new spaces and new levels. A couple of years being a student and my teacher pushed me to become a teacher. Back then Teacher trainings were only taught by the Master himself. Excited, in 1998 I attended what turned out to be the very last Master’s Touch course ever. The training was hard but very transformative. My former student life had finished and my teaching one had started.

The process of learning and discovery has yet to end. The strong focused practice allowed me to further deep my feet. Bhakti yoga, the devotional aspect of Yoga spoke to me . I did connect so much with the Sikh sacred scriptures that I went to India to Amritsar first and then to Goindwal to do a 19 hour meditation called the 84 steps: 84 readings of the Japji Sahib (one of the parts of The Siri Guru Grant Sahib) one for each steps, and trust me the problem are not the prayers but the steps. It was quite a transcendental experience which proofed the strong message. After many years of kundalini Yoga as Taught By Yogi Bhajan I looked into other roads and eventually reached the most reachable source of Yoga: the Yoga Upanishads, parts of the Hindu Scriptures. (Which I have linked into the Resource page for everyone to read). Thing have changed a lot in the way I teach and S.O.U.L Yoga is a syncretism of all my experiences. I believe the only teacher and Master and Guru is sitting inside each of us. To awaken it we need to be responsible for all of our actions, we need to be present, fully. Yoga only means to be present with all of your senses.

Along the same roads and times, I was growing my passion for the study of music and frequencies. I dipped int Synths, Piano, Drums, Tibetan bowls and Gongs. Whilst at the Yoga Festival, I was always attending the Gong Baths in the cave run by a Teacher from Berlin, Nanakdev Singh who sadly is not with us anymore in his physical body but certainly is through the healing he brought to many and many souls. I remember reading in the history of music that Egyptians were the only civilisation that was considering Musicians at the same level as Pharaohs. It stayed with me. They were considered to be able to communicate with “God”. I agree with them, Music is the language of the Universe, one that we all understand without knowing it’s grammar.

My insatiable curiosity took me in many ways close to the Oriental world Tout court, not limited to India but Expanded to Asia.