Annamaria started practising in Iyengar Yoga in 1991, became an Iyengar teacher though various levels of qualifications and certifications, until reaching what is the current Level 3 and mentor level in the Iyengar system in 2020. She has been teaching full-time for 25 years. Over the years she studied with several Senior Iyengar teachers all over the world, as well as the Iyengar family in Pune, and completed a three year course on how to work remedially in a general yoga class. She has been supporting clients one-to-one with remedial yoga since 2007.
Her main inspirations in Yoga are two great teachers she feels fortunate to have met on her way, Firooza Ali Razvi and Christian Pisano.
The way Annamaria teaches now, although rooted in the Iyengar tradition, has moved away from it to embrace where her own practice keeps moving her to, what her students taught her over her 21 years of teaching, as well as her own life experience and how Yoga has been woven thoughout.
Her teaching voice focuses on encouraging an individual spirit of listening, of enquiring, of feeling through the body to reach the soul. Her main teaching ambition is to foster independent feeling, discerning spirits.
Annamaria is also a craniosacral therapist and has studied core process psychotherapy, as well as Integrative Baby Therapy -IBT.
She created and has been running her yoga Studio, Yoga Stable, now The Stable at the Lane, since 2004. Annamaria started organising and running retreats in 2006.
During the two years of the pandemic Annamaria trained four yoga teachers in person with her 300 hours course Body Symphonies Yoga Teacher and Practitioner Training course, went to Leith School of Art and was awarderd the Drawing Awarrd for the year in 2021. In 2022 co- funded , together with three other members, the Yoga Studio Yoga Collective, in Edinburgh. In September 2022 her first solo exhibition ‘Finding Roots in Water’ opened at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, where she has her studio at Studio 6.19. In September 2022, also her first book ‘ Meanderings’ a collection of poetry and other writings, was published. She is currently studying with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development-London and working on another exhibition and book. Annamaria is also one of the funding members of Studio 6.02 Edinburgh.