the tibetan yoga of movement
It is one of the oldest yoga systems in the world, of Tibetan origin, brought to the West in the 70s by the teacher Namkhai Norbu. Its unique form of movement sequences, in combination with the different phases of breathing, helps to coordinate and harmonize our energy, obtaining optimal health and authentic relaxation of the mind.
The practice of Yantra Yoga is based on the text Nyida Khajor, "The Union of the Sun and the Moon". This short and concise text is the oldest document related to yoga in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes a brief description of 108 exercises, including movements and pranayamas. Yantra Yoga is more than a collection of positions: each Yantra consist of seven phases of movement and breathing centering on specific retentions of the breath, all synchronized with the rhythm.
It is a very effective method for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition.
An ancient tradition, perfect for today's life!
"In general, we all know how to inhale and exhale,
but usually we do not do it correctly
because the breath is linked to the mind,
which is very often altered and confused.
We can clearly observe this fact comparing the breathing of a very disturbed person with the breathing
of a calm and serene person.
For this reason, it is important to coordinate breathing "
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
We have experienced instructors who will share their
knowledge and experience of Yantra Yoga, lead the
practices and most of all, accompany each one of the
participants, helping and supporting them in the
learning process, adapted to each person's condition.
Authorized instructor of Yantra Yoga and Harmonious Breathing
Alessandra Policreti was born in Italy.
Alessandra started practising Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement, 20 years ago with senior instructors in the Dzogchen Community. Since then she has also experienced different methods and disciplines like Iyengar Yoga, dance, Pilates, which allowed her to develop a greater awareness of the body in movement and also its connection with the breathing. She was authorized as a Yantra Yoga instructor in 2010 by Tibetan Master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and since then has been holding regular classes and practice groups in Italy and Spain. In 2014 she also became an instructor of Kumar Kumari - yantra yoga for children-. Recognizing the importance of these profound breathing methods, in June 2016 she was accredited to teach Harmonious Breathing. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and some French.
I am born in Amsterdam, and have been dancing since young age. Intrigued by what makes people move, and what happens, what manifests when people dance together, I graduated as teacher and performer of modern dance and worked for different cultural associations. Questioning how to go beyond endless and infinite creation of concepts, searching for true knowledge of body, voice and mind, I met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1986, and discovered Dzogchen with him.
In 2015 I was authorised by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to teach Santi Maha Sangha, and started giving introduction to meditation and guiding meditation retreats within the Dzogchen Community.
Fortunate me and many, we learned and practiced with him also the Vajra Dance since1990. In 1993 he authorised me teaching these dances. Since then I have been teaching, presenting and collaborating for the Dance of the Vajra in many different places.