Roberto Milletti & Francesca Cassia (ITL)

Roberto Milletti & Francesca Cassia (ITL)

Co-Founders Odaka Yoga
Acclaimed International Yoga Teachers, Chief Editor of Yoga Alliance International Journal (Francesca), Platinum Yoga Master (Roberto)

ROBERTO:

Roberto has created an innovative form of yoga that incorporates martial arts, Zen and traditional yoga postures. Based on the dynamics of ocean motion and body rhythms that connect us, this beautiful flowing yoga style lead us to melt into the liquid form of the body making you free from all constraint and giving the ability to transform and discover new shapes in ourselves.He is a Master of how to embrace flow and move Ki (the inner power) to open students up to endless possibilities. He has been recognized by Yoga Alliance International Australia as Platinum Yoga 

Why do you practice yoga? 

Yoga teaches me the importance of grounding my awareness in my physical body. The physical body lives in the ‘here and now’, not somewhere else. In a quarter of a second, our mind can project itself between past and future, but our body is always in the present.  

What mantra/belief do you live by? 

We are not here to do yoga, we are yoga!

What’s been your biggest life challenge?

Everything in life has an innate flow so there is no need to resist. We have come to accept as true that life is a struggle, a battlefield, and this makes things hard for us. We struggle against obstacles in life. If we could stop resisting and go with the flow of life, everything would be so much easier. Yoga does something special, It gives you the consciousness of your true essence. Awareness is the first step to making any change in our lives.

 What’s #1 on your bucket list at the moment?

Practice, grow, connect to create a Consciousness shift to bring harmony and light in this world. The idea Roberto an I are setting up is to create an event to bring us on to the power and potential of yoga.  When we practice yoga we connect and become familiar with the only thing we have: our own experience. This is how Yogaland by Odaka is developing.

FRANCESCA:

Students call her the “Queen of Psoas”.She collaborates with the medical team of Mater Dei and Paideia (private clinics for pregnancy) to prepare the body and mind to labor, birth and motherhood.She has been teaching yoga and running teacher trainings for over 20 years in Europe, USA (United Nations New York City), Australia, Japan.

Why do you practice yoga?

Yoga does something special. It gives you the peace of mind to live a fulfilling life in the middle of turmoil.

What mantra/belief do you live by?

Liquify your limits. Flowing like water in its multiple forms, allows for the understanding of how to be in the “flow.” A state in which one becomes Aligned with his/her most genuine self, our intentions And the environment that surrounds us. In doing so it is possible to experience a sense of freedom that transforms every obstacle and limitation to discover new “forms” within ourselves. 

What’s been your biggest life challenge? 

When a was 19 I was affected by anorexia in a strong form. Through Yoga and Therapy I could overcome my fears and breakdown. I am now a better and integrated person thanks to that difficult journey. In fact with odaka we have a project: yoga for eating disorder to support all the human being that are navigating in the same muddy waters, to find their true Self again.

 

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