Bella Rossi

Raja Kapotasana

Raja Kapotasana

Bella Rossi is an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher authorised by the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India.

Bella began exploring yoga in the ashrams of India in 1997 and has not stopped practicing yoga ever since. After her experience in India she moved to Laos, South-East Asia to work in education and environmental conservation and fully immersed herself in Buddhist and traditional culture for the next four years. The gentle society, compassionate people and natural way of living fundamentally changed her outlook on life. In 1999, Bella began teaching yoga classes in Vientiane, Laos, thanks to the encouragement of her teacher there, Sally Sizemore.

In 2000, Bella qualified as a Yoga Teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Val Morin, Canada after completing a month-long ashram-based teacher training and 3 months of karma yoga (selfless service) within the ashram. Later that year, Bella moved to London to begin teaching full-time yoga classes for 9 years. From 2001-2008 she apprenticed in the traditional Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga method under the inspirational guidance of Hamish Hendry, Roberta Giannotti and Denise Christian, developing her own daily self-practice and assisting and teaching classes at Astanga Yoga London.

Bella first met Guru Sri K.Pattabhi Jois and family – Saraswati and Sharath, in London in 2002. Inspired by the discipline, presence and humour of this great yogi and his family, she practiced in their yearly London workshops from 2002-2006 and then has been travelling to Mysore, India, almost yearly since to study at The Sri K.P. Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). Bella has been authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by R.Sharath Jois and she is committed to return to Mysore to study with Sharath as often as possible.

Since 2009, Bella has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga with Emanuele in Oxford, UK. She continues to develop her daily self-practice and has begun practicing the Advanced Series of Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of Hamish Hendry, at Astanga Yoga London.

Bella also teaches Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga, being a qualified Birthlightâ„¢ Perinatal Yoga Instructor, and is a Thai Massage Therapist, bringing elements of this balancing bodywork into all her yoga classes.

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