Ok let’s be really honest before I start talking about the philosophy we follow in Corpo Giardino:
1. I can’t think about myself without a daily Yoga Practice Yoga
2. The growth, the understanding and the personal development I had in the last 8 years with the tools of Yoga are PRICELESS. Absolutely PRICELESS.
And this is WHY I am hare and I decided to found Corpo Giardino – Yoga Practices and I am happy to share our philosophy.
Yoga gave me the tools to grow, become stronger but softer at the same time, to ask myself who I was and what I wanted to do. It supported me in the past, is supporting me now and I am sure it will in the future.
As an overachiever and perfectionist, I would bit myself up every day for not doing/pushing enough every day. Yoga supported me in soften that part of myself and at the same time make space for my emotional and super sensitive inner universe that wanted to express itself.
Understanding how, when and why applying different yoga styles in my life was a key element for my growth. Feeling and understanding when I needed more energy or more restoration was essential to create a balanced and lighter life.
Having a needs-based Yoga Practice helped me in stepping away from “I should practice this or that, follow this routine or intense physical practice at least 60′” and actually embracing who I am that day and how I can meet and nourish my needs, instead of denying them.
Every day we have the opportunity to co-operate with our sensations/emotions/thoughts, feel and transform them so that we can blossom like a beautiful, rich and lush garden. This is our philosophy: work on ourselves to bloom like a Garden.
Nobody can do the work for us, there is no magic shortcut to create and craft the life we want, with less stress and burnout and more balance, lightness and time for us.
But Yoga gives us tool to get there, if we truly want it.
So, why Corpo Giardino?Our Philosophy
Corpo Giardino can be translated in English as Garden Body .
Our physical form – the body – can be used as a magnificent tool for self-knowledge and self-inquiry.It’s in the body that we feel sensations, emotions that are deeply connected to thoughts.
In the last 8 years, when I was experiencing insights during a yoga class or therapy, I always had this vision in my mind of a green, beautiful lashing garden. Though the Yoga Practice I can get to know myself and with different Yoga tools I can bloom like a garden. Because yes, I am a fertile spiritual person.
This is why I decided to call my yoga company: Corpo Giardino – Yoga Practices.
The purpose of Corpo Giardino – Yoga Practices is to create a safe, nourishing, supportive and stimulating environment, where we can explore, practice and integrate different Yoga tools/styles.
We aim to find a balance between the Tradition of the Yoga Practice and a progressive and contemporary approach to techniques and practices.In this way we have the opportunity to learn how to “engage skilfully and mindfully with the events of Life” (Coby K.).
In Corpo Giardino you can find different Yoga styles focused on Asanas – from Ashtanga Vinyasa to Yin Yoga, Pranayama, breathing practices to nourish balance in our daily life and Mediation. If you are looking for a place where to nail and handstand, this might not be the place for you.
Yoga has been misinterpret in the western world for a lot of years, shining the light only on the physical practice and forgetting about an holistic approach to Life. The world of Yoga is immense, and the practice of Asana and Pranayama represents only a tiny part of what the Yoga universe can offer.
Corpo Giardino – Yoga Practices is committed to making the practice accessible and inclusive, because we believe that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is an essential need of our society.
Accessibility – The Yoga Practice, as a support for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, MUST be accessible to the most of people, in terms of type of practice, financial resources and educational matter. Please contact me anytime you need a different and financial accommodation. I am here for you!
Equality&Inclusivity – Corpo Giardino’s team treat students, colleagues, eventual collaborators, visitors – anyone – with equality without any discrimination for their gender, age, sexual orientation and identity, profession or provenience. We are equal on and off the mat. We also want to provide an ACTIVE effort of inclusivity to students who until now, for different reason, could’t partecipate of afford yoga classes, workshops or immersion.
Professionalism – Corpo Giardino’s team aim to excellence and high-quality standards without forgetting our humanity and heart. We are committed to constant educate ourselves, not only in the yoga educational world, but also about the core key elements such as inclusivity and accessibility.
Mindful Presence for the Community&Commitment – Our purpose is to share the power, softens and the transformative tools of Yoga and being present for the community, every step of the way. We are commit to share Yoga tools with at the best of our capacities.
Generosity – My main passion is really supporting my students into create and craft a more balanced life. For this reason, I am committed to share tons of free resources to get started with your Yoga Journey.
Accountability – It’s essential to add accountability as a core value in my journey. We are all human beings and it’s our job to be responsible for my thoughts, words and actions.
Corpo Giardino’s Products
The Yoga Accessories and Self Care line was born from our friendship: Andrea, founder and CEO of Corpo Giardino and Rita, Designer and Tattoo Artist.
Our life completely changed after we moved to Switzerland -yes the German speaking part – independently and for different reasons.
We met while our brain was smoking during a German course and yes, we are both Italian with a love for art, quality and a touch of nostalgia for our beautiful country.
Rita’s love for details and craftsmanship combined with Andrea’s desire to expand Corpo Giarino with quality products related to the world of Yoga and Lifestyle, led to the birth of this collaboration based on shared ideals and a vision of a sustainable world.
Our main features are:
1. Block Printing Technique, read the related Blog Post: Block Printing Technique.
2. We use Vintage fabrics for finishing touches, read the related Blog Post: Vintage Fabrics in our Production.
Head to our e-shop to discover our producers and items in sales!
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Every product you see and experience is handcrafted by Rita in Switzerland with natural fabrics, sustainable and respectful of people and environment.
Everything we propose is sustainable and respectful of people and environment.
Andrea and Rita