August, 5-12

Share with us a special occasion to practice ashtanga yoga with joy, energy and wellbeing! A yoga holiday to come to our natural state of harmony and vitality, surrounded by the enchanting nature of Salento.

In the morning we will do a meditation or a simple pranayama to give us energy and a calm and free mind. This will be followed by the practice of ashtanga vinyasa yoga in its traditional form.
Three classes in the late afternoon will be dedicated to important details and useful in-depth analysis of the practice of the asana and vinyasa, to philosophy, mantras and kirtan.
The teaching is given in both English and Italian.


Carla Ricci devotes her life to Yoga. She began practicing Yoga (Iyengar yoga) in 1986 with her teatre group. In 1987 she continued to study hatha yoga under Moreno Lupetti of the Italian Yoga Federation (FIY). A free spirit and researcher, she discovered ashtanga vinyasa yoga in 1993 organizing a course with Danny Paradise and since then she has never left this practice of Yoga. It was on this occasion that she met her future teachers: Lino Miele and Tina Pizzimenti. Carla was Lino’s assistant for many years and she is grateful for his teaching in the traditional way of ashtanga vinyasa yoga. She also studied with Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2003 Carla left the school of Lino Miele and dedicated herself to the search for a new point of reference. Carla has practiced and studied with Manju Pattabhi Jois, with John Scott, with Guendoline Hunt, with Tina Pizzimenti, with Nancy Gilgoff, Radha and Pierre, with David Swenson and Shelley Washington, Mark and Joanne Darby and Richard Freeman. Among all these experiences, the teaching that most suited Carla’s personality was that of Richard Freeman, who became her Master and guide. Since 2005 Carla has followed him and his wife Mary. She attended a two-year course on the study of the texts of yoga philosophy held by Professor Alessandro Manià (Yoga Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti). She is also spending time in the Sathyananda Ashram in order to practice bhakti yoga with kriya and kirtan. From 1986 she dedicated herself for almost 20 years to the study and practice of shiatsu massage, a practice that has given her a special sensitivity and awareness of the adjustments of the asana. In 2003 she left shiatsu in order to dedicate her energies entirely to yoga. She had already started to meditate by following Zen Buddhism before practicing yoga and she continues to cultivate this practice with great care. She lives in Perugia (Italy) and since 2008 has been both teacher and director of ashtanga vinyasa and hatha yoga at the Inyoga Studio.


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