Grazia started exploring the world of Yoga more than 30 years ago when she encountered Okido Yoga, She was fascinated by the dynamic of this kind of yoga but kept looking in all directions being open to all kind of experiences. At the same time she started practising meditation with her first teacher Prem Rawat. In the nineties she had one year ‘s experience at the Iyengar centre in Amsterdam. Begin of 2000 she started to practice Ashtanga Yoga, and later met her favourite yoga the Vinyasa Style (linking the breath to the movement) at the Svaha Yoga Studio in Amsterdam and she felt in love with the practice of yoga and meditation together (meditation in action). She realized the importance of the state of mind, on the “mat” as well in daily life. After the Svaha’s Teacher Training Course (2003/2004), Grazia started giving classes at the Svaha Yoga studio and she worked there for seven years. She gave classes also in other Yoga Studios and in several sport schools.
Grazia loves the challenge of teaching any kind of Yoga class, for beginners as well as for advance students. Being helpful and kind to everyone approaching yoga is a very important matter to her. “The biggest challenge for me is to lead the beginner in the class creating a joyful environment with that steady help that prevents any injure. Loving the differences of everyone is the key for a peaceful practice. I also like to take the more seasoned students in to deeper poses, through which they can learn, by keeping the breath steady and a peaceful mind, how to face the challenges of every day’s life. I like to see the class as a song, everyone sings differently and I am there to make sure everybody sings the same song.”