Andrea is a dedicated meditation practitioner of over forty years and a meditation teacher for over twenty. Through Teacher Trainings, yoga Immersions, and workshops, he teaches globally to students of all levels.
Through his intimate contact with the internal realm, he engages with his students and the world powerfully, effectively, and with great love.
In 1989 he received his Master’s degree cum laude in Modern Literature and Performing Arts and his master thesis was published among the ten most interesting thesis of the year. He worked in the film and television industry in close collaboration with luminaries such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Wim Wenders, and George Lucas. He himself has directed documentary films for RAI television and international NGOs.
Since 2010 he is an Anusara®Yoga Certified Teacher and currently a member of Yoga Alliance and Yani, Yoga Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti.
Years Practicing Yoga: 40
Years Teaching Yoga: 20
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DESCRIBE YOUR UNIQUE VALUE ADD AS A TEACHER. WHAT ABOUT YOUR STYLE MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
Everything becomes gentle and truthful in meditation because we are reminded of the simplicity of every small gesture. We need nothing more than ourselves to practice. Initially, we may feel we need to apply the same amount of “perfectionism” as we implement in our daily life, or that has been taught to us. The truth is the opposite. In meditation we learn to drop the superfluous, beginning with the idea of being the protagonist of the game we are playing.
When we close our eyes to the outside world, we realize there is much more than is revealed to our gaze. Like silence that contains all sounds, some expressed and some that simply rest somewhere without exposing themselves. And gradually we begin to fall in love with meditation as we did with our first love.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO TEACH?
In the asana practice we are faced with our bodies and the emotions that arise naturally, thus celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of artistic expression through movement. The practice is a balance between forces. It means recognizing not only our points of weakness but also the explosion of grace, which is happening in some other place within us at the same time. Each asana is an opportunity to enact our personal self study and concurrently communicate in a creative manner with our bodies.
Who are we? What are we? What is our relationship with the world? Alignment technique is an important aspect of the practice. So is poetic expression, which is intrinsic to every pose. In it, the body loses the awareness of separation between itself and the space around it, fusing itself back with its true nature, which is silence and expressive joy. In this way, the poses act as a vehicle that brings subtle changes to our awareness. For example, forward-bends feed the sensation of surrendering and offering oneself. Back-bends speak to us of new horizons full of treasures. Each one of our senses is a doorway to experiencing the heart.
Discover the blissfulness of the inner-body in this 90-minute meditation workshop with Adrea Boni. Aimed to exercise a new relationship with our body/mind this workshop teachers two important tools, pratishthā,...