Paolo Girelli was born in 1980.
He's been interested in oriental disciplines since 1996, deepening the theoretical and practical aspects of martial arts, in particular Aikido and Tai Chi.
He approached Hatha Yoga in 2002 and, a few years later, he began reaserching for a more intensive and dynamic form of Yoga which led him to the Ashtanga practice.
In 2008 he graduated in Geology but immediately left the scientific career to exlusively dedicate himself to the Ashtanga practice, following the First and Second Series Teacher Trainings with Manju Pattabhi Jois, son of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.
During those years he's been working on improving his practice both in Italy and abroad, with some of the greatest teachers: Sharath Jois, David Swenson, Chuck Miller, Marc Darby, Tim Miller, Eddie Stern, Kino MacGregor, Mark Robberds, Laruga Glaser, Danny Paradise, Kristina Karitinos, Susanna Finocchi, Lino Miele, Gabriele Severini, Elena de Martin and Giuliano Vecchiè.
In 2013 he attended the American School "It's Yoga" in Florence and got the international certification "RYT 200" (200 hours Yoga Alliance).
In 2015, during a Yoga Retreat in India with Elena De Martin, he has studied Transcendental Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Philosophy with the famous Masters Jayashree and Narasimhan from Mysore.
He also took part to various workshops held by Bryan Kest, Mark Blanchard (creator of True Power Yoga), Christopher Harrison (creator of Antigravity Yoga) and Jonathan Urla (creator of Yogilates).
In 2012 joined the first Zen Ring teacher training in Rome with the creator Naohiro Maki, from Japan, becoming one of the first certified instructors in Italy (level I and II).
He currently works as a personal trainer and as an instructor in this wellness centers in Parma:
- Florida Wellness (Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga)
- Grounding (Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Athletes)
- Shivago Sala Thai (Ashtanga Yoga)
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