Zem Yoga Studio Roma was founded in 2015 and quickly became a thriving community of aspiring Yoga students. We feel a great honor and responsibility in holding this space in which to share the profound lineage of Yoga, and to offer a safe and nurturing environment for your personal practice within a community.
We invite you to experience a variety of styles of yoga, including Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, which we offer in both heated and non-heated temperatures and in English and Italian. We also offer variety of workshops throughout the year by highly skilled teachers from Italy and abroad who come to our studio to connect with our beautiful community.
To support your overall wellness and curiosity, we also offer courses on Meditation, which has been shown to increase your physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, as well as a variety of specially selected services to support your whole being, from mind to body to soul. We've partnered with several practitioners who have a keen interest in supporting our yoga community with profound tools to nourish the body and mind, restore, and bring the body back into balance. Learn more about our consultants, including several massage therapists and an Osteopathic Physician here!
The combination of these practices include the benefits of regulating the body’s natural stress response system, increasing mental clarity, creating awareness between thoughts and reactions, strengthening and improving the cardiovascular, organic, endocrine and nervous systems, increasing flexibility, muscle and joint strength and over-all endurance, while detoxifying and cleansing the body, allowing for a deeper sense of peace and a harmonious unity of the body, mind, heart and soul.
We hope you will join us and consider Zem your community!
With love and gratitude,
Owner & RYT 200 Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Amity has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 2006. She completed her first 200-hour teacher training at Haute Yoga Queen Anne in Seattle, Washington, USA in 2012 and another 200-hour training with Africa Yoga Project in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013. In 2014, she completed Next Generation Yoga’s teacher trainings for 2 – 7 year olds and 7 – 13 year olds, as well as Yoga Behind Bars teacher training for incarcerated men, women and youth. She is a registered member of Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. Amity offers a practice inspired by her vinyasa, hatha and Baptiste training, and creates a supportive environment with artful, intuitive and intelligent sequencing.
E-RYT 500 Certified Vinyasa Teacher
A dedicated meditator for the last 15 years, Danielle Barker E-RYT 500 came to her physical yoga practice after several back injuries. Since that time she has become - and will forever be - a dedicated student and practitioner.
She has completed over 800-hours Yoga Alliance certified training and 100-hours of Pilates International Training. As a result Danielle’s classes are uniquely dynamic, empowering experiences. She creates a supportive environment to guide her students to transform on the mat through the combination of vinyasa, pranayama, mantra and Kriyas. Her greatest pleasure is to share the joy yoga has created for her with others.
RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher
Laura Talafer is certified in Vinyasa, Rocket and Hatha Yoga. Her classes include intelligent sequencing with a focus on alignment and room to grow. Her unique physical trait has helped guide her to an all-inclusive and welcoming teaching style. She believes that through yoga, you can tap into your highest physical, spiritual and mental capacity.
RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher
Born and raised in New York, Megan moved to Italy after University to come back to her Italian roots. As a former gymnast, she first stepped on the mat to satisfy the urge to get upside down and find a sense of community in a new city. Yoga quickly kick-started her path of self-awareness and well-being and continues to help her find balance and calmness within. The practice encourages her to be kind to her mind & body and presents endless opportunities to learn and share. She completed her 200hr yoga certification with The Yoga People in the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket yoga disciplines in London UK. She has then gone on to complete additional trainings in Rocket: Progressive Vinyasa (David Kyle); Yin Yoga: Variable Anatomy, Advanced Yin and Taoist Philosophy (Dhugal Meachem); Yin Yoga: Meridian Theory & Chinese Medicine and Meditation & Philosophy (Sebastian Pucelle & Murielle Burellier); and Yin Yoga & Ayurveda Principles (The Yoga People). Megan offers classes that integrate movement (yang), stillness (yin) and breath (pranayama). She offers a fun and supportive environment for students to explore and develop a practice that suits them mentally & physically.
RICCARDO DE PAOLIS
E-RYT500 & YACEP Certified Yoga Teacher
Riccardo received his masters degree in Electronic Engineering in 2007, and after 8 years working for a major IT corporation, he decided to change his career. He realized his major passion was in holistic therapies, and pursued training in yoga and therapeutic massage. He is a yogi, yoga and meditation teacher (E-RYT 500 & YACEP, Purna Yoga, Byron Yoga Center, Byron Bay, Australia).
He is actually teaching in several Yoga studios in Rome and for companies both in Italy and in Europe. He usually runs international retreats and workshops. His vision is to make yoga accessible to everybody. He believes that yoga is also a moment of joy and fun, in which we are able to facilitate a deeper connection with our own true self. He is a qualified Mindfulness teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Protocol), having received a Master Degree in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Protocol (MBSR) at the Department of Psychology of La Sapienza University, Rome. He organizes Mindfulness MBSR protocol and workshops for Corporates. Riccardo is honored to share with his students, the deep and effective practice of Vishoka Meditation as a Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher from the Himalayan Institute.
Riccardo loves staying in contact with the nature, go surfing, traveling around the world and creating a positive connection with people and their different cultural background. Diversity and compassion is part of his personal path and for this reason it is also part of each of his classes and treatments.
RYT 200 Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Titti started practicing yoga when she was seventeen, as therapy for her dancing injuries, when she was living in New York and working as a professional dancer (Martha Graham Dance Company, Elisa Monte...). Her journey with the practice of yoga started then, with an exploration of many styles of yoga from Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Yin, Hatha, Hot and Bikram. When she returned to Italy, she completed the Sivanada Hata yoga teacher training in the ashram of Reith in Tyrol in order to live, practice, meditate as a real yogi and as a teacher she wanted to “go back to the roots of yoga”. She brings to her classes her entire experience both as a dancer and as a yoga student. She truly believes in the movement of the body connected with the breath, she completely trusts the harmony that this two elements can bring to the person who practices. Her classes are full of movement, deep breathing and smiles and her mission is to try to make everyone expand to the best of their possibilities...just following the flow!