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Ilde Manchini Lombardi

ilde ashtanga yoga heidelbergMy "love story" with yoga began circa 6 years ago, July 2012, when a friend brought me to my first yoga class. Just few days later, I attended my first Ashtanga yoga led class, however, my favourite at that time was still Power vinyasa yoga. Only 2 years later, in Italy, in search of a Power vinyasa yoga class, I discovered Ashtanga yoga Mysore style, an extremely challenging, meditative and deeply transformative practice that I never left ever since. I considered January 2014 the beginning of my journey into Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. During the following years, I practiced with great teachers, among them Manju Jois, Saraswati, David Svenson, John Scott and Lino Miele which I never left ever since.

At the beginning of 2018, I travelled to India for 3 months to completed a 200H Ashtanga yoga teacher training (www.yogaalliance.org) and deepen my yoga practice with Lino Miele. During the time I spent in Mysore, I had the great opportunity to learn the chanting of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali from Dr. M. A. Jayashree, a former Professor of Sanskrit and now the founder of the Anantha Research Foundation, and Pranayama techniques from BNS Iyengar, the oldest living student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and a man with an incredible wisdom and knowledge of yoga. 

In our Western world we identify yoga with a physical practice. For me yoga is much more than just a physical practice and I am still on the journey of discovering what is the not physical aspect of it. I believe that through the practice of Ashtanga yoga, we can achieve the union of our physical and spiritual beings. In fact, the root of the word yoga, yuj-, means to unite.
I welcome all of you to share your practice with me and to experience through the assisted self-practice, the revolutionary and transformative power of Ashtanga yoga.