PATRIZIA SEMPERBONI TEACHES AT LIVE YOGA AMSTERDAM
Patrizia Semperboni is a certified and experienced Iyengar yoga teacher, a former professional dancer and mother to a beautiful 6 year old girl. Originally Italian, she has been living in Amsterdam for a while now. She graduated from the dance theatre training Paolo Grassi in Milan (IT) as well as the Fonty’s Dance Academy in Tilburg (NL).
After several years of experience as a professional dancer and choreographer, she became more and more devoted to yoga. She completed the teacher training under the guidance of Clé Souren and the Intermediate Junior training with Berber Schönholzer. Over the years she has been attending yoga seminars with senior international teachers, including classes with the Iyengar family at the Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute Ramamani (RIMYI) in Pune (India).
She sees yoga as a guiding light on her life path. She loves sharing her experiences with her students and observing the changes in their bodies, faces and mood during their practice.
TEACHING STYLE AND EMPHASIS
From her years of experience with body work, she has developed a broad understanding of the body and its role in yoga. Patrizia works with attention and precision on different parts of the body in a yoga posture. She finds it exciting to pay attention to technique, while simultaneously considering the changes that occur in our physical state during practice.
Besides teaching beginners and intermediate students, she also has experience with kids yoga as well as ‘special needs’ classes, such as pregnancy yoga and senior yoga. She regularly offers workshops focusing on different themes like ‘restore & renew or the improvement of general ailments such as neck, shoulders and lower back.
FROM PREGNANCY TO DEEPER INSIGHT
Pregnancy yoga helped Patrizia seeing yoga from a different perspective. Starting as a professional dancer who was daily occupied with training the body in expressive forms she suddenly became aware of her body changing during her pregnancy. She learned to adjust her practice in many ways in the process, an experience which has affected her approach to yoga long after her daughter’s birth. She learned to feel the body ‘moment by moment’ instead of simply ‘doing’ and the valuable principle of being gentle with the body as it changes with life.