Connecting with our natural source and higher self regularly is very important to us. It helps to calm the mind and listen to our heart as a fundamental tool for creating harmony within ourselves and with other people. This leads to healthy, solid and peaceful communities, founded on mutual respect and trust, celebration of nature, and personal awareness. Our yoga and meditation classes can contribute to this connection, offering opportunities for inner search and personal growth to experience our planet and all living beings as one, not separated from each other. Learning to achieve a better sense of physical wellness and emotional awareness with calming the mind allows us to become the best version of ourselves contributing to a better world.
FALL & WINTER SCHEDULE Monday and Thursday at 3pm, Saturday at 5pm, with Sabrina Ronchetti, at the Dancing Center Lime Lights in Otranto.
Our classes are open to all fitness level, age and experience. They end with final relaxation and a short meditation. In particular, we offer: HATHA YOGA is designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Its name comes from the Sanskrit words “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. It encourages to explore the balance within ourselves, raising our consciousness. A powerful way to self-transformation, it brings attention to the even flow of breath and alignment of the body so energy can flow freely. By its nature, Hatha is a gentle, basic, slower-paced yoga with minimal flows between poses, making it ideal for beginners. While you may not sweat much, you’ll likely feel longer, looser and more relaxed after practice.
VINYASA YOGA combines breath and movement to cleanse and recharge the body while providing an energizing opportunity to re-connect within. Unlock the tension in your body and relieve stress while building strength and flexibility with a mindful focus. The classes are meant to establish the foundation of the yoga practice with flowing movements and an emphasis on breathing and healthy pose alignment. They have a meditative approach but will still involve a good amount of movement and some sweat.
RECOMMENDATIONS. - Please ALWAYS contact us or the teacher before class to confirm your presence - Please arrive early so that class may start on time without disruption. - Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach and bare feet. - We offer yoga mats, blocks and straps, but feel free to bring your own if preferred, along with mosquito repellent and something warm for final relaxation. - Please talk to your instructor about any pre-existing physical condition. Teachers will do their best to provide modifications to suit your needs.
SILVIA NERI, E-RYT500, Co-Founder of Orto Dell'Idro and Founder of The Yoga Trail Silvia's Yoga teaching focuses on a strong connection between breath and movement, as a means to honor the body, calm the mind, and find harmony within acknowledging our divine nature. We all have unique bodies with limitations and strengths, so understanding the individual range of motion and anatomical differences is key for a safe practice that stimulates the deep potential within ourselves, while recharging the body, and releasing tension and stress. Silvia was born and raised in Italy and moved to NYC in 2004. She received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Ananda Ashram, NY under the guidance of David Hollander, and her 300hrs training in India with Raghunath and the Supersoul Yoga Team, focusing on Bhakti, Yoga Vedic phylosophy and Ayurveda.She is a certified Yin Yoga teacher after a training with Corina Benner at Integral Yoga, NY. Silvia is also a second level Usui Reiki practitioner and she incorporates the flow of Reiki energy in her classes to stimulate the natural healing processes in the body. In 2011 Silvia founded The Yoga Trail, a company that from April to October offers a program of daily yoga classes in Central Park, New York. She has her own channel at Online Yoga TV, a video platform powered by Yoga Magazine, and she appears on Yoga Downloads in the Life Force Project channel.
SABRINA RONCHETTI, RYT200 Sabrina, 41 years old, Italian, met yoga 10 years ago, and it was love at first sight. Their relationship was really nice but nevertheless they split up after a while, she was not emotionally ready yet... Three years ago, they realized they were still loving each other and they gave it another chance. Well, it was love, love and love, so much of it that she decided to become an instructor and she's now a certified Hatha yoga teacher. You know how they say about relationships, you must take care of it and water it like a beautiful flower? So she decided to deepen her knowledge about mindfulness and work with the two of them together, yoga as a way to be mindful and more present in life. Take a deep breath, observe it, create some space in your mind. She will help you create also some space in your body; and if you have ever worried about your age, thinking: "it’s too late" or " I’m too old for this", please think twice. She has approached yoga late in her life and she can say that it is never too late to choose something good for you! Yoga is not at all about flexibility but it is about acceptance and creating space to breathe and to simply be who you are.