This yoga program has been created to help yoga students with different levels of experience develop a well-balanced practice. Simpler variations of some poses have been provided to aid beginning students to gradually arrive at their maximum potential.
Gabriella Giubilaro is widely known for her dynamic teaching of Iyengar yoga, her good humor, her attention to individual needs, and the clarity of her presentation.
She believes in communicating the essence of the yoga postures through simple, but meaningful explanations that help her students discover the intelligence of their own bodies. She also constantly challenges the students so that they can experience their maximum potential.
Gabriella began her practice of Iyengar yoga in 1973, studying with Dona Holleman. She worked with and assisted Dona in her classes for sixteen years. In 1977, after receiving her doctorate in physics at the University of Florence, Gabriella decided to dedicate her life to study and teaching of yoga. This scientific education is apparent in her teaching. Her explanations are clear and direct and sometimes draw on scientific principles.
In 1983 she made her first trip to Pune, India, to study directly with B.K.S. Iyengar, and since then she has gone to the Iyengar Institute to study with the Iyengar family almost every year. Gabriella opened the Iyengar Yoga Center in Florence in 1989. With the collaboration of other teachers at this center, Gabriella has helped to spread Iyengar yoga in Italy and has educated many teachers, throughout Europe and the entire world. She is also the cofounder of the Association Light on Yoga in Italy. Since 1986, Gabriella has taught regularly in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, as well as in the United States.
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