I was born in a small town in Sardinia, Italy, on March 5th, 1969. In 1996 I completed my degree in Visual Arts at the University of Bologna and moved to London where I worked first in a public museum and then in a prestigious commercial art gallery. In 1998 I took my first Iyengar yoga class. In 2002 I embarked on my first long trip to India. In 2004 I decided to give up my career in the Arts to devote my time entirely to yoga. In 2005 I went on a second long trip to India to further my study of yoga with internationally renowned teachers, most notably Rajiv and Swati Chanchani. During this trip I had my first brief encounter with Guruji (BKS Iyengar). In 2006 I started the teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Maida Vale, London and enrolled on a Sanskrit course at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). This gave me the opportunity to approach the classical texts on Yoga and the Sacred Scriptures in their original language. In 2008 I attended classes for the first time at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. The same year I completed the Sanskrit course and gained the Introductory II Certificate. On January 7th 2009 Shardana Yoga Ashraya was founded to spread the teachings of Yogacharya Shri BKS Iyengar throughout Sardinia. I spent many years travelling to India to study at the mother institute in Pune at the feet of my Guru and had the privilege to continue to study Sanskrit with Dr. Supriya Sahasrabuddhe and Vedic Chanting with Shri P.P. Krishnan.
At the death of Guruji in 2014 I decided to move permanently back to my homeland Sardinia where I have resumed teaching Yoga.
My deepest gratitude to BKS Iyengar, my Guru, to his son Prashant and his daughter Geeta and to all my teachers for guiding me on this path. The credit for all that is good in my teaching and practice goes to them. Any mistake that I may make, voluntarily and involuntarily, comes from me alone.
ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः