Special Events


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 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.