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Nadia Stinga Rihani

Nadia Stinga Rihani

KPJAYI Level 2 Authorised

Nadia is honoured to be a Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga teacher, and was given her blessing to teach this method by Sharath Jois in 2014.

Nadia first found the yoga mat whilst studying at university and really felt changed by the practice when she began daily practice in her first job after completing her studies.

After living in the USA, Italy, and Portugal Nadia returned home and discovered the Ashtanga method which she found life-changing. After many years of study, Nadia left her corporate career to focus on teaching and in 2011 founded Yoga Village with the intention of creating an authentic and non-competitive space in which students could practice and teachers could facilitate their learnings.

Since 2010 Nadia has travelled to India each year for intensive self-study and practice, from which she sources inspiration for her teaching and life.

Nadia is extremely grateful to be walking on this path and to be able to share the joy and pain of a sincere yoga practice with her students.

Gabriel Stinga Rihani

Gabriel Stinga Rihani

KPJAYI Level 2 Authorised

Gabriel began practicing yoga in its various forms in 2003 and in 2008 he began a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practice. He has a background in Buddhist meditation that together with Ashtanga yoga, forms part of his sadhana.

Since his first trip to India in 2007, Gabriel has spent a large portion of time in India learning directly from his teachers. In 2009 Gabriel began studying under the guidance of Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore and after four extended study trips, he has been authorised Level 2 to teach the full Intermediate Series. Gabriel also spent extended periods of study over several years learning from certified teachers Rolf Naujokat and Louise Ellis. He was first introduced to the art of adjusting by Anand Zorzo when assisting him in his native Las Palmas, Spain and later assisting under the guidance of Natalia Paisano in Stockholm, Sweden.

Teaching Ashtanga Yoga has previously taken Gabriel to Sweden, Portugal, Spain, France and Germany. He is now teaching the Mysore program at Yoga Village together with his wife Nadia. He is also teaching the weekly traditional led Primary class.

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