MATÍAS DE BIEDMA
My first yoga practices were around 2007. At that time I had finished my university studies and had time to read about Buddhism, a topic I was truly interested in. But soon I realized that only reading would not take me to discover my inner world. After finishing my first Vipassana course, I started a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice and consider that moment the real beginning of my committed practice.
I’ve always been truly thankful to my teachers, I consider them really important in my path. They inspired me in different ways, they believed in me. They encouraged me to experience yoga within myself and that’s what I teach, only what comes from my own experience. Matthew Vollmer has been my guide on this path and each year I go to Mysore to practice with Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI.
I trust my practice, it reflects my own life. I choose it every day because it makes me more balanced and disciplined, plus it organizes me and it’s very energetically fulfilling. It’s my space, it’s my center. I would like to help others discover it because I know that just as it helped me to develop as a better person and a better teacher, it can also help others who practice and commit to it. Everybody deserves to get an opportunity to connect with their true Self.
CAROLA DELLA CROCE
I came across this practice in 2010 in Argentina, where I come from, looking for something to cope with the stress of my daily life. I was feeling very disconnected from my body, the people around me and myself but at the same time I was feeling something burning inside me, aching for some meaning in daily chaos.
This practice deeply transformed me and my whole life and I am forever grateful to it. I’ve developed a whole new different perspective on my body, my mind, my patterns and thus, on my relationships. Through this empowering practice, I discovered new layers of compassion and acceptance. I’m deeply committed to share its transformative power, the possibility of having a nurturing practice, intended to sustain a daily life and a new, honest and loving approach towards it.
Every year I go to Mysore in India to practice with Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI. I’m grateful for saying I’ve been practicing under Matthew and Carla Vollmer‘s guidance; a source of inspiration and teachers who remind me why I practice.