Valerio Pandolfi - Personal Biography
Valerio Pandolfi started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2007 and has been studying with Manju Pattabhi Jois ever since. He wanted to learn the traditional Ashtanga yoga method of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
In 2012, Valerio also began studying regularly with Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams in Maui, Hawaii. Between 2012 and 2016, Valerio spent a total of 10 months in Maui studying with Nancy Gilgoff, David Williams and Manju Pattabhi Jois, every time he was there for his First and Second Series teacher trainings.
In particular, Valerio has been living in Maui for 6 months in a row, when he had a cervical hernia due to a motorcycle accident. It was a very serious neck problem, and he knew that the yoga and the Ashtanga yoga seniors were going to take care of him. It worked perfectly and the neck problem was solved. Valerio has been experiencing the healing power of the Ashtanga yoga therapy, and his love for this practice and his teachers kept growing.
From 2014, he has been dedicated completely to practicing, enjoying and teaching daily Ashtanga yoga in Napoli, Italy. Valerio owns a yoga school named Ashtanga Yoga Napoli, and he keeps studying regularly with Manju Pattabhi Jois, Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams. Valerio has also been hosting them in Napoli for inspiring workshops. Every time that happens, he has the honor to assist them, and they are planning other workshops for the next months.
In 2016, Manju Pattabhi Jois, after ten years of study, authorized Valerio to teach the Primary and Intermediate Series of the traditional Ashtanga yoga system.