My name is Azzurra and I am based in London.
I am a certified sound therapist, masseuse, and yoga teacher. I am also working on a qualification for nutritional coaching.
I developed all these passions out of necessity when I severely damaged my knee (while doing martial arts) and experienced serious Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) for several years.
Having to deal with pain and lack of control over my body opened my eyes to the many different routes one can follow while relating to oneself and others, both physically and psychologically. This pushed me to explore more seriously an always-present inclination to deeply connect with whoever is around me in order to share my insights and learn from other people’s struggles.
It is about 15 years that I’m on this journey and I’m loving it every day more, especially now that most of the issues are only a memory. What started as an inevitable need to pay attention to how I was moving and eating, has now become a choice to live a better life where every difficulty becomes an opportunity to learn more about myself and the people that I help.
I have practised yoga for more than 10 years in Italy, the UK and India, where I completed my 200-hours yoga teacher training.
I started my yoga journey in Italy, where I am from, and have attended regularly classes with Paola Del Monaco at Satyuga – Accademia di Cultura Orientale. With her I practised mainly Hatha Yoga and Dynamic Vinyasa, as well as Vipassana meditation and several other techniques.
Yoga is a never-ending learning experience and I will never stop being a student.
At the moment I practice Astanga Mysore Yoga every day except Sundays and Moon Days with Roberta Giannotti at Astanga Yoga Here. In the past I have been very lucky to be under the lovely guidance of Peter Santos Rego and Lauren Munday.
My intense practice of asanas (physical yoga) led me to get very interested in human anatomy and physiology and study several massage techniques such as Shiatsu, aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage between 2005 and 2019. I’ve completed up to Level 4 with Despina Psarra of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage UK and retaken Level 3 with Ananta Girard of ARYM Institute. With Ananta I’ve also done refresher courses in Paris, France to update and refine my technique.
Between 2019 and 2021, I have obtained two certificates from the British Academy of Sound Therapy to lead group and 1to1 sound therapy sessions.