Special Events




Why is Pincha so difficult? 

This workshop will cover everything you need to know to master the Peacock Feather Pose, most commonly known as forearm stand and all of its variations: 

  • build shoulder stability and flexibility

  • learn new tips, tricks, and drills 

  • target specific muscles and increase range of motion

  • and, of course, we will flow!

This workshop is for all levels. Beginners will work on the foundations and experienced practitioners will learn advanced variations and transitions into and out of the forearm stand. This posture tends to be a gateway posture for many practitioners practicing the 2nd series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage.


Limited spots are available to ensure individualized feedback and a safe learning environment. 

COST: €35 In Studio, Online €25 Online.

RSVP: Register in advance on MindBody, email info@zemyogastudio.com or at the studio.

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Danielle Barker, E-RYT 300, has been a dedicated meditator for the last 10 years and began her physical yoga practice in 2013. Now a dedicated student and practitioner, she has completed over 1000 hours of training in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Forrest Yoga, Sacred Geometry Vinyasa, Myofascial Release and Pranayama. She is a level 3 Forrest Yoga Teacher and offers a dynamic practice inspired by her key teachers and training. She loves to take her students on a journey through each practice, creating a joyful, transformational, and supportive environment.


SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2 - 4 PM


In this workshop, we will explore the fundamental basis of the Ashtanga practice, which not only has the potential to change our entire relationship to the practice of Yoga, but also to create an environment for internal mental and physical change. When we delve deeper into our yoga practice, we begin to understand that postures and movement that are inhabited only in the body on a physical level is limited. Instead, when we connect with the subtle energies around us and bring them into action, we become capable of governing our body and our mind. We become capable of expanding the Prana and building a calm mind in the practice of Yoga was well as in our daily life. How do we create and build this consciousness? By investigating the connection of Bandhas, Breath and the Five Elements of nature (earth, fire, water, air and ether), we will begin to learn how to use them in our practice. The workshop will begin with a theoretical discussion of each of the elements so that we can bring them into the physical plane of our practice with some excercises and a small part of the sequence of asanas based on the Ashtanga first series.

Bring a tennis ball, an empty stomach for at least two hours, and curiosity!


COST: €35 In Studio; €25 Online.

RSVP: Register in advance on MindBody, email info@zemyogastudio.com or at the studio.



Carla started Ashtanga in 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soon after, he accompanied his teacher as an assistant.
In 2015 I travel to India for three months to practice with Mv Chidananda in Mysore, a student of Bns Iyengar. In the course of these 12 years she has done workshops with Tim Feldmann, Riccardo Gherardi, German Garro, Lino Miele, Ambra Vallo, Gabriele Severini, Lisa Benner, Alejandro Chiarella. In 2021 she did another 200 hs tt in Argentina at the Ashtanga Baires school, with whom she deepened anatomy and biomecaninca, philosophy of Yoga and Pranayamas, being the school she recommends without a doubt and with whom maintains close contact. She has deepened her practice and her studies with her guides Riccardo Gherardi in Italy and with Claudia Rucci in Argentina, whom considers her mentors and sources of inspiration, sharing the same vision with the practice of Yoga as in life: that the practice is a space of self-observation and exploration, respecting our individualities, embracing one's own personal path, which at the same time is also collective.


SATURDAY, MAY 28, 3:30 - 6:30 PM


The heart of this workshop is about becoming more self-aware and self-accepting on the mat and off the mat. We will start with a Hatha Vinyasa Yoga class with a focus on inversions followed by a deeper view on Vishoka Meditation. You will then be guided through a systematic approach that will help develop more awareness either of the body, the mind and the pranic forces.

Vishoka Meditation is a way to awake our true full potential. This path has been established thousands of years ago and it is much more than a technique. It is based on a spiritual tradition and it’s the result of a stream of wisdom and compassion passed by countless generations of masters and practitioners. The practice is based on a very advanced and pragmatic way of feeling the breath as a mean to get access to a deeper state of consciousness passing trough the pranic awareness. The seeds of Vishoka Meditation are contained in three main Sutras: The Yoga Sutra, the Shiva Sutra and the Lotus Sutra.

We will learn how to calm the mind, improve concentration, strengthen memory and direct the flow of the mind inward. With Vishoka we can experience the stillness at the centre of our consciousness. This stage of Vishoka Meditation comprises a set of advanced techniques that unite mind and breath. We can use these united forces to explore our body and mind from a different perspective. We can observe with clarity of mind our weaknesses and strengths. Then we can accept them and transform them with awareness. We will also learn how to support the daily practice of Vishoka Meditation with a self reflection on our yogic lifestyle and with practical examples.


COST: €35 In Studio; €25 Online.

RSVP: Register in advance on MindBody, email info@zemyogastudio.com or at the studio.



Riccardo de Paolis

E-RYT500 (800 Certificate IV- Purna Yoga) Certified Yoga Teacher 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Vishoka Meditation Teacher and Massage Therapist.


Riccardo received his Master 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. Riccardo has been practicing Zen meditation and Yoga for over 15 years.

He now teaches Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation and Vishoka Meditation. He is actually teaching in many Yoga studios and fitness centers in Rome and he also teaches Corporate Yoga for several companies either in Italy and in Europe. He usually organizes several international Yoga retreats and workshops every year. His vision is to make yoga accessible for everybody, by giving them options during each class, from the easiest one to the most advanced one. Riccardo is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, having received a Master Degree in Neuroscience and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Protocol at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. He usually leads Mindfulness MBSR protocol and workshops for Corporates. Riccardo is a Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher from the Himalayan Institute. Vishoka Meditation is grounded in the authentic wisdom of ancient, yet living, tradition embodied by luminaries including Buddha, Patanjali, and a long line of Siddha masters. Drawing upon both yoga and tantra, Vishoka Meditation shares the essence of ancient source texts including the Yoga Sutra, Lotus Sutra and Shiva Sutra. Riccardo is a qualified Massage Therapist, having completed the Certificate IV at the New South Whales School of Massage in Sydney.He is able to effectively perform several massage styles like Swedish, Remedial, Deep Tissue, AromaTherapy, Hot Stones, with a background in Shiatsu Masunaga. 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.