Yoga courses and retreats: reveal your higher Self through the art of Yoga

About me

Welcome!

My name is Michela Franci and I live between the hilly vineyards of Tuscany (Italy) and the stunning coastline of Florida. I invite you to join me into my yoga lifestyle.

I am very grateful to God for having blessed upon me the devotion for yoga in this life.

As a teacher and a mentor with over 15 year experience in promoting yoga as an art of living, I am an avid truth seeker in every aspect of my life. Through the art of yoga I learned to implement body and mind healing and encourage self-inner growth and a spiritual research.

Born and raised in Italy, I have been luckily enough to receive a cross cultural education with a Master degree in Yoga Studies from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy and a BA in International Relations from the American University of Rome.

I have been following the teachings in Europe, India and United States of several yoga masters and spiritual guides whom I am always very grateful to.

I am a Yoga Therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and an Experienced Yoga Teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance.

I founded the Centro Benefit Yoga in Tuscany in 2008, Italy, where I still teach and run state-of-the-art yoga retreats. I am also present and teach in Miami and Broward counties during some parts of the year.

My Teaching Style

My teaching empowers the belief that every one is a special human being. A yoga successful healing practice is a One To One approach, even within a group class.

My teaching is fun, insightful, yet structured and tailored aiming to generate new resources for mental and physical healing. It develops a mind changing approach to posture, holistic lifestyle and spiritual growth.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, you will find my instructions fundamental to develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice.

My devotion to yoga blessed me with the enchanting gift to sort out the most suitable treatment to many ailments and discomfort.

I invite you to try yoga with me and to deepen yourself in a new challenging rewarding yoga experience.

ABOUT IYENGAR YOGA

Iyengar® is a form of yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.

Another Iyengar Yoga distinctive hallmark is the revolutionary use of yoga props, such as blocks, belts, bolsters, chairs and wall ropes. Props are used to accommodate injuries, tightness, structural imbalances, and to achieve proper alignment.

Iyengar Yoga is the most globally standardized system of yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are a worldwide guarantee of excellence in teaching.

Teachers are held to a rigorous demanding training program lasting a minimum of 3 years and decades of continuous evaluations and assessments to advance to the highest levels, in addition to required regular studies and training in India.

Benefits of Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar® is type of yoga ideal for stiff people, anyone suffering from injury, regardless of age or ability, for beginners, and for the advanced practitioners who want to improve their posture and quiet their mind.

Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body, the growth of self-awareness, and an experience of the asanas as a form of “meditation in action”.

This type of yoga practice is mentally and physically challenging yet rewarding and transformative, especially for those Type A personalities looking to let loose in a very structured way.

In Southern Tuscany

I am available for consultation and private and group sessions in Argentario, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Grosseto area, Siena area and Chianti area from March to end of June.

Contact me: michela.franci@gmail.com

Mobile IT (+39) 327 542 6677

In Miami

I am available for consultation and private and group sessions in Miami Beach area (South Beach, Miami Beach, Bal Harbor, Sunny Isles Beach, Hallandale Beach) from July to end of September.

Contact me: michela.franci@gmail.com

Mobile US: (+1) 305 607 6049

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