Photo of my graduation in Bologna, March 2006
People are quite surprised about me holding a PhD in Molecular Biology.
It is unusual that someone that decided to embark into an Academic career is becoming a Yoga teacher and then a Rolfing® practitioner.
The reality is that the way I carry out my work is not much different from the way a researcher would approach her/his research project. In other words, my priority is to be able to fully engage in the work I do and my job needs to make sense for me and for the people I work with.
“One of the first things that people say is: If Rolfing is so darn good, why didn’t somebody know about it long ago?
This is a legitimate question, and there are some legitimate answers to it.
One is the change in concepts in people’s minds since Einstein and others propagated the idea of relativity.
After about the year 1900, a gradual revolution in ideas came about. We began to understand that any idea was a spectrum.
My journey into Ashtanga yoga in the traditional form of the Mysore style I started practicing yoga in a moment of my life when I badly needed a happy place to reconnect to myself. That place happened to be a yoga studio in Heidelberg where I did my first yoga class in July 2012. That class was Power Yoga and the teacher was Laurie, one of the best yoga teachers I met up to these days.