“Yoga is joy, celebration and creativity. Each discovery and sensation I receive from my daily practice and study, is a stimuli to share with others. Yoga is like poetry. When an individual experience is shared, it evolves into a universal one.”
In 1996 Benedetta Capannna began the study of yoga and meditation with Frank Jude Boccio and later she obtained a certification as Yoga teacher at the Integral Yoga Institute of New York (2002) and at the Yoga institute of Rome (2005). Since 2008 she has been a member of YANI – Italian Yoga Teacher Association.
Her teaching, supported by the Integral Yoga method, is inspired by the creative encounter she experienced with Diane Long, with whom she has been exploring Vanda Scaravelli’s approach to Yoga since fall 2007 and by Jader Tolja with whom she subsequently achieved a master in experential anatomy – body thinking from 2011 to 2015.
Practicing Yoga for Benedetta is a joyful journey in which to experience reawakening awareness, curiosity, knowledge, mystery and poetry. The essence of yoga is self integrity, being in the self rather than a series of repetitive techniques to bring to perfection.
Driven by love and passion for the discipline of Yoga, while studying intensively with Diane Long, Benedetta participated in training and workshops with Boris Tatsky, Claudio Conte, Eric Baret, Edoardo Beato, Federico Squarcini, Gioia Lussana and Raffaele Torella. She took part in the three editions of events “Alle radici dello yoga: genesi, sviluppo e scienza di un fenomeno globale” (towards the roots of Yoga: development and science of a global phenomena) organized by Museo delle Civiltà (Mibact), Roma.
She has also followed Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner, obtained Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Certification training with Nishala Devi, as well as taking the Adapting Yoga for Disability Level 1 and the Accesible Yoga Teacher Training of which she is now Ambassador.
She regularly leads group and private classes, as well as retreats, Yoga teacher post training seminars, thematic and residential workshops, bringing the discipline of Yoga in other contexts other than Yoga centers such as youth centers, middle and high schools, training courses for dancers, as well as colleges and universities. In Maddalena Elisa Chiara’s degree thesis (Bologna University) The Yogic Breath in the Subtle Body of Italian Author Dance, Chiara Corte, Francesca Proia and Benedetta Capanna, write about the profound influence that Yoga has had in the artistic choices and in the evolution in its choreographic attributes.