Thrive Guide

Ameriga Giannone

About

Ameriga (ERYT500) is often described as an “unconventional” yoga teacher and one that thrives in empowering students to take their yoga practice to the next level and to reflect deeply on their life. In her intense, powerful and transformative classes she eclectically blends ...
Ameriga (ERYT500) is often described as an “unconventional” yoga teacher and one that thrives in empowering students to take their yoga practice to the next level and to reflect deeply on their life. In her intense, powerful and transformative classes she eclectically blends together her experiences with different styles of postural yoga. Expect creative, slow, deep and intense sequences, often leading to a peak pose, and garnished with Indian philosophy, psychology, immersive music and kirtan.

Ameriga’s attraction for Eastern Philosophies and soteriological disciplines started when she was an adolescent. She pursued her first University Degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures, and spent her early youth living and traveling across different East Asian countries.

At the age of 25, while living in Burma, she began to practice vipassana meditation A few years later she was introduced to postural yoga. It was love at first asana and since then she has studied with profoundly inspiring teachers and collected over 2000 hours of formal training, as well as a MA in Yoga Studies (University of Venice).

The teachers that have influenced her movement practice are Shiva Rea (with whom she has completed over 300 hrs of training), Meghan Currie, Vinay Kumar (Pranavashya Yoga), and several Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teachers, starting with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci, who inspired Ameriga to study Sanskrit, yoga philosophy and anatomy. Ameriga also visits the Ashtanga shalas of Nancy Gilgoff, Balu Tevar, and Lino Miele. She has also trained extensively in Yin Yoga with Jo Phee, studying also for advanced modules such as cadaver dissection.

She offers 200 and 300 hrs teacher training.

Retreat Specialties

I always bring adventures in my retreats, whether we go on a road trip in India or stay in Sicily with the option of kitesurfing/rock climbing. My "Sunday Church" classes are a spiritual party with unconventional music and plenty of fun.

Teaching Specialties

I am a passionate teacher that brings together movement and philosophy. Expect to be empowered to move forward in all aspects of your practice.

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world?

Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House in Sicily, Italy. Lovely beach, the possibility of kitesurfing, and amazing community.

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

I thrive when I learn new things when I do what I love when I connect with my community.

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci are my main mentors and teachers.

Certifications

  • ERYT500
  • MA Yoga Studies
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Ameriga Giannone's Videos

This is a short but yummy sequence to wake your body up and energize you for the day!
This is a short but yummy sequence to wake your body up and energize you for the day!