Sergio Rossetti - Personal Biography
Sergio Rossetti was a martial arts teacher when his wife, Maria Paola, encouraged him to accompany her to an Ashtanga yoga demonstration. This was how he met Lino Miele. He was completely taken by Lino's smooth transitions from one asana to another using only the breath and decided to take his first yoga class ever in 1996. Although he had never thought of doing yoga, he was now fascinated by the vinyasa system and continued to take classes with Lino Miele and Tina Pizzimenti. Three years later, Sergio started his apprenticeship under Lino, assisting Lino in the evenings when he was teaching in Rome and also at Lino's retreats in Italy. Since 2000, Sergio has been Lino's assistant not only in Italy but also in Kovalam, India, where he assists every year. Sergio met Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Helsinki in 2001 during his tour and then again in 2005, when he went to practice with him in Mysore. Sergio teaches at the Ashtanga Yoga School in Rome and is one of its founders.
In December 2009, Lino honored Sergio with a certificate verifying his more than 12 years of apprenticeship with him.