Teacher : Paola Mannaro
YogaSan Yoga Studio
Tel : 03-6751-1664
Email : email@example.com
Paola Mannaro has over 30 years of yoga experience and holds a yoga teacher's certificate (TTC 200) awarded by The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in 2009 and recognised by the Yoga Alliance (USA). In 2012 Paola was granted a second yoga teacher's certificate by the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana or S-VYASA. This is a yoga university just outside the city of Bangalore, India.
Jonathan Allen has been practising yoga for 11 years, 3 years of which have been "YogaSan" training with his wife, Paola. Jon's practise epitomises the slow and steady method, without over-doing. Jonathan does 4 hours of yoga most Saturdays ( two YogaSan classes ) plus a little cycling and swimming. This is sufficient to maintain good health and to ensure continuous improvement in yoga.
Paola's first teacher training was for one month in Jai Singh Ghera Ashram in the holy city of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. The program included study of hindu texts, Vedic Philosophy, chanting and meditation as well as asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing practises) and cleansing practises (shat karmas).
In 2009 Paola undertook three months of yoga and spiritual training in India as follows :
Visited Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna.
Stayed at the Swami Keshabananda Ashram and Samadhi Mandir of Lahiri Mahasaya ( Kriya Yoga Tradition ) in the holy city of Haridwar.
Visited the Samadhi Mandir of Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh, on the banks of the river Ganges ( Ganga ).
Visited the Samadhi Mandir of Anandamayi Maa in Kankhal and met with Swami Vijayananda.
Stayed in the town of McLeod Ganj, home to His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and to The Tibetan Government in Exile. Lodgings were at the Kirti Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies whilst being granted visits to several of the Venerable Monks and to Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery) in nearby Kangra Valley.
Attended a series of lectures on The Four Noble Truths by Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso of Kagyeling Nyingma Monastery, McLeod Ganj.
Also in 2009 :
Visited Chausat Yogini Temple at Jabalpur ( Bhedagat )
Vrindavan, Northern India. Visited Kathyayani Peetha, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, and other temples.
Varanasi, Northern India. Visited Kashi Vishvanath Temple and other temples.
Kolkata, West Bengal : A centre of worship to Goddess Kali. Visited the famous temples of Kali Ghat and Dakshineshwar.
Also in Kolkata : Visited the blessed disciples of Sri Anirvan, a hindu saint and scholar : Sri Gautam and Smt Gouri Dharmapal.
One month at Ramana Ashram, spiritual home of Ramana Maharishi in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
One month of training at S-VYASA ( see above ) near Bangalore
Kundalini yoga training in Tamil Nadu
Stayed at the ashram of Swami Dayananda, an expert in advaita vedanta
Stayed at the Ashram of Amritamayi Maa ( Amma ) in Kerala
Yoga Training History (UK)
Iyengar Yoga Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Level : beginner
Iyengar Yoga Centre, Maida Vale, London, England
With Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta at the "old centre"
Then with all teachers of the "new centre"
Regular classes and workshops at all levels
Level : beginner, intermediate and advanced
Intermittent between 1985-2006
Sivananda Yoga Centre, London, England
Level : general and advanced
Patanajali Centre for Classical Yoga
Battle, East Sussex, England
Level : general
Booton, Near Reepham, Norfolk, England
Workshops lasting 2 days to 3 weeks in the UK and abroad.
Iyengar training with emphasis on anatomy and pranayama
Level : intermediate to advanced.
Ruth White Yoga, England
Workshops lasting 2 days to 2 weeks in the UK and abroad.
Iyengar Style with an advanced-level teacher
Level : general, intermediate to advanced.
Radha Warrell and Ken in London and Crete : Ashtanga First Series
Ursula Schoonrad & John Shirbon
Iyengar Yoga Studio, London, England
Workshops and classes at general and intermediate level
Sivananda Yoga Centre, Yoyogi, Tokyo
Level : General
Shizen Yoga Studio, Kichijoji, Tokyo ( Dominica Serigano )
Level : General
More Information :
Paola’s resumé : http://jp.linkedin.com/in/pmannaro