August 21, 22 & 23, 2020
Gabriella 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 attain & express their maximum potential. Gabriella began her practice of Iyengar yoga with Dona Holleman in 1973, and then assisted and worked with Dona for sixteen years. She received her doctorate in physics from the University of Florence in 1977, following which she decided to dedicate her life to the study and teaching of yoga.
Her thorough training is evident in her teaching, her explanations being clear and direct, often drawing on principles. Gabriella made her trip to Pune, India, in 1983 to study directly with B.K.S. Iyengar. She has returned every year since then to study with “Guruji” and the Iyengar family. Since 1986, she has taught regularly in Russia, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Belarus, and the US A. In 1989, she opened the Iyengar Yoga Center in Florence. With that as a base, she has helped spread Iyengar yoga in Italy, throughout Europe, and in many other parts of the world. She is also the co-founder of the ‘Association Light on Yoga’ in Italy.