Marina fell in love with yoga during a vacation in Thailand in 2009. She trained in fashion communication, advertising and media and is a former European advertising manager. After 13 years of a full-time career as a manager in a famous multinational company, she decided to leave the race for success to embark on a trip to India which also led her to study and deepen different yoga traditions and techniques. Following her passion, she has completed several teacher training courses and seminars of different styles and approaches over the years including: Hatha Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vinyasa, Power yoga, Yin yoga, Iyengar, Meditation, Pranayama, Kirtan & Chanting, Ayurvedic yoga massage.
Italian by birth, she spent the last six years in India, one year in the ashram where she began teaching. With nearly 500 hours of teacher trainings and over 1000 hours of teaching, she offers beginner and intermediate classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, retreats, workshops, one-on-one, online/live group classes that integrate alignment and breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and chanting. Marina has the ability to adapt to the needs of individuals and groups. Her classes are effective and detailed and she creates a safe space to encourage and challenge you in equal measure.
Bhakti yoga, the devotional aspect of yoga, is another great passion of hers that she integrates into her retreats and workshops. Kalyani is the name she received in the ashram which started her spiritual journey. Yoga has given Marina the confidence to make big life changes that she is so grateful for and embrace a life that is more suited to the way she wants to live. She lives between India, Italy and Greece.
Language skills: Italian (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent).
लोकः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
LOKA SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVATU
May the whole world attain peace and harmony.
"I met Marina in 2015 in Italy when she was part of a core group delivering yoga teachers training and retreats. I was working alongside her and I was instantly taken by her energy and her willingness to make that human connection with others. Marina is so humble with all her knowledge, intelligence and practical application to life and day-to-day situations. She can connect with people from all walks of life and her humour and sense of lightness, and attention to detail is something that I believe at her retreats you will truly appreciate."
"Marina and Paco created an amazing atmosphere, where we all felt very comfortable and safe! The overview from the location (Casa Doria) is absolutely incredible, which made me feel very connected to the nature. It’s a remoted place and it takes 1,5 h from Heraklion airport. The agenda was filled with a lots of meditation, yoga lessons (yin or vinyasa), live concerts from Paco, singing and workshops. Everything was very well prepared. I mostly liked the yoga lessons in the mornings - I learned a lot from Marina, also I found my motivation to do a yoga training one day! Marina is a very warm-hearted, inspiring and caring person. She has a very positive and kind way of interacting with people - but both, Paco and Marina are full of inner peace and loving kindness :) I am very thankful for meeting them both! Definitely would recommend and come back again!"
"Emozioni ed energia si sono fuse nei tre giorni di ritiro yogico presso la Casa Rossa creando un meraviglioso equilibrio tra corpo - mente e spirito grazie alla professionalità empatia passione ed entusiasmo profuse dalla nostra insegnante Marina. Esperienza unica."
" have found the yoga classes with Marina in Goa more than two years ago and since then she became my favourite yoga teacher and source of inspiration for my personal practice (to be honest, only after practicing with her I start to do something by myself even though I’ve tried a lot of courses and styles before). It’s always a very balanced and empowering practice, always with some new interesting details and discoveries and great warm-hearted attention. Love you Marina! It’s a real blessing to practice with you!"
"Caring - Challenging –Charismatic. To practice Yoga with Marina is great for beginners and for advanced Yogis. She takes care of your personal needs and possibilities. There is always an option so everybody can feel satisfied and whole after practice. She always finds a way to give you the opportunity to grow in your practice from healing meditation to powerful Vinyasa flow. But most of all she is a beautiful soul and the best friend you are able to find in the Yoga world. Thanks Marina for guiding us. Love."