Align & Flow Hatha yoga in London & Yoga Retreats
with Margherita Dal Pra
I began my yoga journey in 1994, in Italy, and it was as if I had started breathing for the first time and being the person I call “I”. I was hooked! My enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge continued. I started practising daily and soon my health, emotional well-being and whole life underwent a positive transformation.
When I moved to London in 1995 I met the most wonderful teachers with whom I practiced and was introduced to an array of different schools of thought. My early training was in Ashtanga yoga, but I have been primarily influenced by the unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda.
In 2003 I decided that I wanted to share the benefits of my practice with others by becoming a yoga teacher.
During my first 200 hours teacher training, I met the most gifted teachers, including Aadil Palkhivala, founder of the Purna school of Yoga alignment-based style, Shiva Rea who introduced me to Prana Flow, and Rod Stryker who taught me the Parayoga® method and with whom I continue to study and find inspiration.
In 2008 I discovered the heart opening grace and therapeutics of Anusara Yoga®, a style of hatha yoga that incorporates all the aspects of yoga that I love. I studied and continue to study with Sianna Sherman, Bridget Woods Kramer, Zhenja La Rosa, Ross Raybourn, Jayendra Hanley, Bruce Bowditch, Marc St Pierre and Desiree Rumbaugh, attending teacher trainings, therapeutic trainings and immersions ondon)
My classes are a synthesis of Anusara bio-mechanical principles of alignment, along with heart-centered themes and the lineage and depth of knowledge of Tantric Hatha energetics in the Para Yoga® style.
I will give you: attention to detail (alignment), awareness of breath (pranayama), openness to grace (attitude) and intelligent sequencing (vinyasa krama). I also offer Ayurveda, visualization, meditation and mantra.
Both Anusara and Parayoga systems are based on the philosophy of Tantra, which is to blend, to weave, to thrive on all levels, to mesh the material with the spiritual. So below as above, so above as below. I marry these two systems to give you the tools to allow you to see yourself as you already are: a perfect radiant and joyful being!
I will always be a student first. My passion for understanding and knowledge is vast, and the more I explore and know, the more I am able to share accumulated wisdoms in a new and vibrant light. A blessing and honour to share this with so many wonderful students.
I am dedicated to seeing grace in the totality of experience and skilfully teaching with patience, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.
I am fully insured with British Wheel of Yoga and am a certified RYT500 Yoga Alliance, and am in the process of becoming a RYS-200 (YA Registered Yoga School). I mentor teachers in training at Yogacampus Teacher Training diploma course since 2008. I teach privately yoga & therapeutics in London in Notting Hill, Primrose Hill, Kensington, W1, City of London, Hampstead, Highgate, the Life Centre Notting Hill and various health clubs in London (see classes & Muswell Hill Classes for more information).
I also teach yoga retreats in Italy, in UK and worldwide.
My deepest thanks to all my students and teachers.