Ma Lochana (previously Rossella Rossi) has enquired and studied spirituality since childhood.
Her formal yoga studies began in Italy in 1994 at the Kriya Yoga Institute. She continued studying for four years in her native Italy including 2 years of study at the Sivananda Yoga School. In 1998 she moved to the United States, where she started teaching Yoga in the Sivananda tradition. Soon after she completed the teachers training course in Hatha Yoga at Synergy Yoga Center in Miami. Her love for movement led her to the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System and to the Ashtanga Teacher Training. In 2000 she met Swami Bramavidyananda and studied yoga philosophy, relaxation, meditation and Pranayama for a year at the Ashram. This time had a profound impact in Ma Lochana’s practice and teaching. Over the past two decades she has attended various workshops and seminars, studied with various inspiring teachers around the world. She has explored different traditions with deep gratitude to the Buddhist paths and especially to the Hindu tradition.
Ma Lochana has been initiated by Paramahansa Sri Nithyananda Swami and blessed to receive teachings from the Vedic tradition. Ma Lochana is also and intiatied Nithya Spiritual Healer (more information on the Spiritual Healing page).
She is a enthusiastically devoted to enrich herself and others. Her full spiritual name, Ma Nithya Lochanananda, which she has received from Paramahansa Sri Nithyananda Swami, means "the one who eternally and blissfully enriches others”.
She has been teaching private sessions, classes, workshops and yoga teacher training courses in United States, Europe, Central and South America. Her teaching experience since 1998 has created around Ma Lochana respect for her knowledge as well as for her integrity of teachings.
Also she has been offering Spiritual Life Coaching, guiding students that are experiencing life difficulties in removing obstacles, believes and thinking patterns that are in the way. The program is based on Kriyas, Meditation, Contemplation and Intellectual/Mental understanding. This coaching program will give you the tools you need to take charge over your life while deepening your spiritual seeking. You were meant to be healthy, wealthy and blissful.
Ma Lochana also actively cultivates studies in holistic health and nutrition. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach (registered AADP - American Association of Drugless Practitioners).
She has helped successfully a variety of clients from different background, sex and age and guided to experience true health and harmony, while removing common conditions and diseases of modern society (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, insomnia, over weight, etc…).
She has found amazing results in coaching families to find and maintain health and balanced life style for the kids and parents.
She is specialized in Plant base Diet and extremely knowledgeable about transitioning to and optimizing a plant based diet and especially toward the Sattvic Yogic Diet.