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TEACHERS

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ROSANA SELIGMANN

I graduated in literature and worked 15 years as an actress and university teacher in Brazil. In 1998 I started to practice yoga and in 2000 I went to study in India for the first time. The universe of yoga became so passionate that, when I returned, I started dedicating myself exclusively to yoga.

I did the teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute Amsterdam. Until 2019 I travelled regularly to India to study with the Iyengar family. I lived 2 years in Cologne, Germany, teaching yoga. I am a Senior Intermediate II certified teacher and I coordinate the Centro Iyengar Yoga São Paulo.

​I am lucky and happy to have Gabriella Giubilaro as a mentor. I translate and proofread yoga articles and books.

Together with my husband and our two children, we cultivate and make biweekly donations of organic food to homeless people in Sao Paulo. I am continuously dedicating myself to teach and to organize national and international workshops whose income is donated to NGOs related to indigenous or children´s causes (from NE Brazil, Ethiopia, Palestine, Mumbai, etc.).

My joy is to practice and share yoga, unite people and creative forces so that the world can be fairer, more sustainable, more democratic, more alive.

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JULIA MATTOS

Practicing yoga since 2002. She graduated in architecture at Mackenzie and since 2012, with the arrival of her first child, she divides her time between family, yoga and, sometimes, architecture. In recent years, he has studied with several senior international professors, always improving his studies and his teaching. She is a certified teacher by the Brazilian Association of Iyengar Yoga and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.

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NOAH BRANDSCH

I'm 17 years old and I study History at USP. For my 6th birthday, I asked my mom for a yoga class for my friends. Since then, I've been doing yoga regularly. I went to Pune, India, for the first time when I was 1 and a half years old, accompanying my parents. After that, we went back numerous times and when I was 7 I started attending children's classes with Abhijata Iyengar, Abhay and other teachers at RIMYI. For 10 years I took classes with Rosana and today I am an enthusiastic student of Geisa França. Mel Vieira reveals to me the deep universe of capoeira. I revised the translation of Geetaji Iyengar's “Intermediate Course” into Portuguese. In my spare time I love to read, make music and walk. I am very happy to be able to share yoga with other children and teenagers, especially in these stormy times.

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SILVIA STOCCHE

I am an architect who graduated from FAU-USP in 1992, and I have always greatly appreciated the union between art and science that exists in this profession.

Yoga has always called me, but I only accepted its invitation when I moved to New York with my family in 2006, and started my practice there. Some time later, when we moved to Madrid, I discovered Iyengar Yoga, and once again I fell in love with the union between art and science, now completed by philosophy.

 

Back in Brazil in 2011, I began to divide myself between the architecture office and my yoga practices and studies, which then intensified as the desire to be able to share this transformative discipline arose.

In 2016 I became an Iyengar yoga teacher and made my first trip to the Iyengar Institute in Pune- India. Soon after, under the mentorship of Rosana Seligmann, I started teaching at CIYSP.

My great curiosity for the anatomy of the body in movement and my interest in the philosophy of yoga guide my continuous studies, and today, in addition to teaching, I dedicate myself to translating books and texts on Iyengar Yoga and Astanga Yoga by Patanjali.

My genuine commitment to yogic discipline and the teachings of the Iyengar family characterize my classes. Touching others, sharing this passion, not only makes me happy, it's what moves me!

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GEISA FRANCE

I studied Multimedia Design and work with executive production of films and TV content.

I started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2011, and over the years I participated in several workshops with certified teachers from Brazil and the world.

I've always really enjoyed studying, and when I started teaching I soon realized that the best way to learn is to teach.

I attended Iyengar Yoga Training at CIYSP from 2017 to 2019, and I was able to study at RIMYI for the first time in 2018, which profoundly transformed my relationship with the practice of yoga.

In 2021 I was certified as an Iyengar teacher by the Brazilian Association of Iyengar Yoga and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Puna, India.

I translate yoga articles and videos, and contribute to the Portuguese translation of the Handout "Basic Guidelines for Yoga Teachers" by Geeta Iyengar.

In my free time I like to do activities that allow me to be in contact with nature, especially trails.

For me, learning and teaching is a means of delivery.

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NOAH BRANDSCH

I'm 17 years old and I study History at USP. For my 6th birthday, I asked my mom for a yoga class for my friends. Since then, I've been doing yoga regularly. I went to Pune, India, for the first time when I was 1 and a half years old, accompanying my parents. After that, we went back numerous times and when I was 7 I started attending children's classes with Abhijata Iyengar, Abhay and other teachers at RIMYI. For 10 years I took classes with Rosana and today I am an enthusiastic student of Geisa França. Mel Vieira reveals to me the deep universe of capoeira. I revised the translation of Geetaji Iyengar's “Intermediate Course” into Portuguese. In my spare time I love to read, make music and walk. I am very happy to be able to share yoga with other children and teenagers, especially in these stormy times.

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