Yoga is so much more than just a handstand
Updated: Nov 25, 2019
And the 21 days are over - new It's Yoga facilitators sent to the world. Teacher trainings are always so special. The studio is full of curiosity and energy I can not describe. So as soon as it got over, I am already missing a new one that will be held in January 2020.
To relief my missing the training, we will have Michèle Anne Barocchi from Italy for workshops and also July 2020 for an advanced teacher training. She is a director of It’s Yoga Firenze, received her Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases and Immunity from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. and facilitated yoga classes for about 20 years.
In August of 2015, Michèle was in a nearly fatal accident, her left leg amputated by an oncoming car. Her journey in yoga and life has deepened by this transformative experience. She was recently certified by the Krishnamacharya Yoga and Healing Foundation (KYHF) in Chennai, India as a certified Vedic Chant teacher, her teacher Menaka Desikachar, and is currently in the Professional training program to become a Transformational Breath Facilitator.
I have also been on her breath-work classes and each time it has been overwhelmingly beautiful. It increases oxygenation throughout the body and improves energy levels. It stimulates circulation and balances the flow of energy through the body. It resolves addictions and improves well-being for many conditions and ailments such as Stress Reduction, Respiratory ailments, Headaches, Low energy, Psychosomatic illnesses, Anaerobic diseases, and many others. I understood being in my body a whole different way after this work.
In the Estonian language, the soul and breath have the same meaning. Michèle always talks a bit about science between everything and I love that. For me, it is noticeable, that my inhale is lighter than the exhale. Through three different times, I got to know how this has affected my quality of life - like for in case of asthma problems. It is all connected - like when we hold our breath when we are scared.
I met her while It's Yoga Teacher training when she started to practice The Rocket again. Look at the picture below, isn't she inspiring. She said, “It's like The Rocket never left my body."