My name is Gabriela Morini Rijken. I am a yoga teacher and a freelance communication consultant. I live with my husband Cornelis, a Dutch sculptor, in Casola Valsenio on the Apennines. We both love nature and we found our paradise in Porcaticcio di Sopra, our home.
Vinyasa style is really fitting with my sense of body harmony and beauty. Flowing from one asana to another with correct breathing helps concentration and body-mind connection. Hatha postures, kept steady, increase my awareness of prana, the life energy in our body. Kundalini practices open a door to experience chakras, our energetic centers and prepare gradually to a deeper stability of mind and higher levels of consciousness.
My yoga practice started fifteen years ago with Power Yoga. I discovered a different approach to movement, balance, stretching and strength. The quality of breathing turned out to be essential and one with the state of mind.
I am a certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200. My master is Swami Santhiprasad, School of Santhi (Kerala, India). I also attended the Yoga Teacher Training of Françoise Berlette (EFOA) on Asana and Kundalini.
My studies are also based on BKS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar, Yogananda, Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, J. Krishnamurti, Satyananda Saraswati and their commentaries on classical Yoga texts.