Some words on Alan – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
…Alanji, an Italian born in Switzerland who lived in India…
Alan teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with respect for tradition and his lessons aim to bring the practitioner to the experience of Mysore-style practice; where the rhythm of the body that flows between the asanas is dictated by individual breathing – we are all unique – and where the final experience of the practice becomes a meditation on impermanence and a development of the equanimous mind.
Within his eclectic background we can find studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Massage, Buddhist Philosophy and years of Kung Fu practice (Tai Chi Ch’uan, Shaolin Ch’uan, Chi Kung)… all matched with a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a previous successful corporate working life.
After an early encounter with the Yoga Path, he took a diversion for coming back to it in the last decade. In particular, since 2011 Alan has totally dedicated himself to the Ashtanga Yoga, traveling as a spiritual seeker, deepening his yogic knowledge and refining his daily practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Alan had the opportunity to experience the differences in approach to Yoga practice in the USA, Canada, India, Nepal, Italy, acquiring new tools to deepen his understanding of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He studied and taught mainly in Italy and India (in Rishikesh Hatha / Iyengar Yoga and in Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, practicing first with Sharath Jois to then become a dedicated student / assistant of Vijay Kumar).
During his travels Alan alternate periods of study and collaborations with different Yoga schools for short or long periods of Teaching & TTC, Workshops and Yoga & Meditation Retreats.