After having studied classical and modern dance for more than 20 years and after having graduated as modern dance teacher with IDA (International Dance Association), Alessandra firstly approached yoga during a university exchange in India in 2009. Since then, she has continued practising yoga in Europe, investigating different styles, until she met James J. Eruppakkattu, well-known teacher in Torino, originally from Kerala. Seeking for a more comprehensive perspective to her yogasana practice, under James’ guidance, Alessandra has deeply studied, both theoretically and experientially, yoga philosophy based on Patanjali’s yoga sutras and has undertaken a two-year teacher training.
More recently, Alessandra has also completed a yoga teacher training in line with the international standards of Yoga Alliance at Himalaya Yoga Valley, in Goa (India) under the guidance of Lalit Kumar, experienced yoga master, officially certified for teaching Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. With Lalit, Alessandra has more deeply studied the Ashtanga Yoga practice, in a comprehensive and traditional way. Lalit continues to be the reference master for Alessandra, following her developments with respect to both her personal practice and her teaching.
Humbling honouring the millennial tradition of yoga, Alessandra’s style draws its roots into Patanjali’s philosophy and is inspired to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It combines the yogasana practice (dynamic and flowing style Ashatanga inspired, with particular focus on correct alignment of postures) with breathing practice (pranayama), concentration (dharana) and relaxation.
Alessandra teaches yoga in Torino and Berlin as a freelance teacher - both in yoga studios and corporate environments - and organises workshops and yoga retreats on sailing boats. She has experience teaching yoga internationally, in Sri Lanka and Germany.