Meet the international teachers of the Siracusa Yoga Festival

We are delighted to welcome the yoga teachers who will honour us with their presence and knowledge during the second edition of the Siracusa Yoga Festival. They come from Chile, France, Germany and Italy and offer a wide range of disciplines. Each class will be translated into at least one other language to ensure that all participants can benefit from their extensive experience.

Each teacher will lead at least one session per day. Our festival is organised and should be approached as a mini retreat. 

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the program and register online at your earliest convenience in order to benefit from the best prices.
Antonio Bazano

Vinyasa - Catania

Antonio Bazano knows Yoga in 92. Since then, the desire to discover the true meaning of this ancient discipline leads him to visit centers, communities and ashrams in Italy and worldwide . Passionate about all “styles”, he proposes a “Vinyasa Flow” approach, combined with techniques of pranayama, affirmations and mantras.

Yoga represents the MIRACLE…that “instrument” that, at any moment of your life, reconnects you to your true Self.

With PURAVIDA, he organizes teacher training courses, workshops, seminars and yoga holidays, in collaboration with national and international teachers. He believes in confrontation and sharing and aims to involve thousands of new Yogis in the next ten years.

Antonella Cannatella

Vinyasa - Catania

Antonella Cannatella – Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 500 hours, released by ACSI. Meets yoga in 2014. Since 2017 she has been working with PURAVIDA YOGA&PILATES, a project that integrates Yoga&Pilates activities to improve the quality of life.

Jacopo Ceccarelli

Anakulana - Florence


Jacopo is the director of the Samadhi Anukalana Yoga Teacher Training School in Italy.  In ’94 Jacopo become a Yoga Teacher under the guidance of a group of Indian Tantrik Monks. Following his passion for study, practice and research, he founded the Anukalana Approach to Yoga where Integration is the process for developing advanced principles for the practice of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. By bringing acro yoga to many schools around Italy, he wanted to prove that playfulness and joy are powerful tools to improve learning capacity. Jacopo is well known in Italy for his fun based teaching style and he cooperates with Yoga Journal Italia for articles on Anukalana Yoga, Meditation and AcroYoga.

Vincenzo Citto

Thai massage / Acro Yoga - Messina

Yuji Cristaldi

Iyengar - Catania

Philippe Djoharikian

Pranayama / Kriyas / Hatha - Sauteyrargues


Philippe Djoharikian is a pure traditionalist, the yoga he shares is like an intense journey to meet yourself through different strong and light proposals at the same time. Influenced by shamanism and Himalayan yogis, he will offer during the festival with you the Himalayan Kryas, pranayamas coupled with powerful postures and mudras, yogic transes but also meditation…. This complete yoga will transport you to the limits of your being by exacerbating the relationship with others, a true communion, OM NAMAH SHIVAYA.

Noemi Giardini

Vinyasa - Catania

Starting to teach Yoga was like launching a boomerang that always came back loaded with beautiful emotions. Her goal is to make students fall in love with themselves to rediscover the value and beauty of certain characteristics and learn to love and respect them.The Vinyasa Flow, a real “courtship between breath and movement”, is her yoga style.

Graduated in Pilates 2014 (diploma recognized by CONI).In the same year she meets Yoga, which changes her life and for this reason becomes her passion. She immediately approached a world that she defined as “as wonderful as boundless” with assiduous practice combined with constant study that led her to obtain, in 2017, the 2nd level Yoga Instructor diploma and then the 500-hour Yoga Teacher qualification certificate issued by ACSI.

From the same year she collaborates with “PURAVIDA YOGA&PILATES” of the master Antonio Bazano, one of the most followed realities of Sicily.In recent months Yoga is her weapon against a tumor that she is facing with extraordinary serenity and energy and that has made her want to start a project to publicize as much as possible how this magical discipline is an extraordinarily valid and effective tool.

Cyril Lagel

Ashtanga - Paris


As an authorized Ashtanga yoga KPJAYI Authorized teacher, Cyril has a communicative energy that supports and motivates. He followed Caroline Boulinguez EFAY’s training over 3 years, studying the anatomy of movement and the respiratory system of Blandine Calais-Germain. He also participates in several courses on Yoga Nidra (the sleep of the yogi) and receives from Swami Yogabhakti “Micheline Flak” (Satyanadashram Bihar School) the teaching certificate. In 2012, he decided to study at the source of teaching at KPJAYI in Mysore, the founding school of ashtanga, with Sharath Jois, grandson of Sri K. Patthabi Jois. The ashtanga is a dive into the interior of the being, to discover depths unexplored by ourselves, in search of fluid and light qualities, working strength and flexibility in physical and mental harmony.

He continues his journey by travelling to meet and study each year with teachers from Parampara. In 2018 after several trips and months of studying at the KPJAYI in Mysore with Sharath Jois, he received from him the authorization (blessing) to teach “Authorized level 1”, (one of the few accredited teachers in France). Devoting a deep gratitude to all his masters, , he becomes a passer of the world when he teaches ashtanga, perpetuating this living tradition as he received it in Mysore. His classes are driven by his good mood and his desire to transmit. “Yoga is like a light that, once lit, never goes out again. The more you practice, the brighter the flame. »

Barbara Lamia

Bharata Natyam - Palerme


Lamia Barbara, Member of the CID Unesco (International Dance Council), is an international dancer, teacher and yogini, globetrotter writer based in Palermo, Italy. Lamia’s vision of dance aims to combine solid practice with deep expressiveness. Her many studies include Middle Eastern dances, contemporary dance, Butoh dance-theatre and Aikido. The continuous dedication that Lamia has applied over the years to the study of Yoga is the red thread that connects these forms of art in her practice.

He completed his studies at the Conservatory of Vicenza with honors cum laude, degree in dance Bharata Natyam, under the direction of his teacher Nuria Sala Grau. In addition to the intense study of dance, her academic training includes the practical study of classical Indian singing and percussion, and the theoretical study of the history of music, indology, Sanskrit language, ethnomusicology and much more. Lamia travels to India, where she goes annually to continue her training in dance, practice and philosophy of Yoga.

Lamia’s holistic approach to dance explores the history, philosophy, theory and technique of dance and music with particular emphasis on the ethics of experimental fusion dances. Lamia’s style of teaching and performance skillfully blends oriental and western elements, tradition and contemporary expressiveness, in search of that sacredness of the body that belongs to every dance.

Cécile Meyrier

Vinyasa - Aix en provence


Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher trained by Elise Le Goff, she has been practicing yoga since 2005, including 10 years of following yoga according to the B.K.S. Iyengar method in Paris. She is also trained in Vinyasa Flow and Yinyasa with Mathieu Boldron.  She is integrating more and more Yin into her personal practice and teaching. She teaches fun, dynamic and intelligent yoga.

Christophe Millet

Complete Yoga - La Rochelle


Christophe MILLET has been offering holistic and integral yoga for the past twenty years. He devotes his life and research to the study of yoga.Also a musician, he is accompanied by a harmonium for singing. He is the director of the “Ecole du Souffle” in La Rochelle, where he welcomes his students and renowned teachers throughout the year. He has been taught by Gérard Arnaud, Simon Borg Olivier, David Swenson, Sajeehan Harakkal Manoharan. His major influence remains that of Dharma Mittra.

Cyril Moreau

Biomechanical - Bordeaux

Carla Nataloni

Hormonal Yoga method Dinah Rodriguez - La Spezia


Carla Nataloni is a teacher of Hatha Yoga Sivananda. She was trained in India where she attended courses in ayurveda, Vipassana meditation, meetings with Masters of different traditions and retreats with Master Mansoor. He has obtained the diplomas of: Yoga on the chair, Yoga for Children, Tai Massage and Yoga. She is a teacher of Hormone Yoga for Menopause, Anti-Stress Yoga and Male Hormones and Diabetes Yoga certified by Dinah Rodrigues. He organizes also residential retreats in Puglia, in the valley of the trulli for foreigners (Italian, English and French).

Francesca Nobile

Hatha / Vinyasa / Sciamanic - Siracusa


Francesca vit et travaille à Syracuse comme artiste (peintre, graphiste et illustratrice) et professeur de yoga et de danses sacrées. Dans son projet Atelier Love Project, elle poursuit ses passions. Pour Francesca, l’Art et le Yoga sont des canaux entre le monde manifeste et l’Univers, ils sont une étreinte entre le Ciel et la Terre ; l’Artiste avec son “projet d’Amour” rappelle à l’homme qu’il existe une Energie Universelle qu’il peut contacter en écoutant sa propre Essence et en se rappelant lui-même.

  • Diplôme National de Yoga et Shiatsu 2014
  • Professeur de yoga depuis 2010
  • 2015 yoga pour enfants
  • 2017 yoga chamanique
  • 2018 Fourth Street and Sacred Dances de Gurdjieff.
Walter Thirak Ruta

Hatha - Ventimiglia


He received from the silent yogi of Madras the secret formulas, the consent to transmit the teachings in practical and written form, the indications and remedies for the arduous practices of hatha yoga, the signs and the inner topography to chart the path, a man of faith, he travels the passages and meeting places in India and in the West.Knowing him as an enthusiastic father, a friend present, knowing his contagious laugh helps us to understand that the path of Yoga is a path of serenity.

Benoit Le Gourriérec

Partner Yoga / Vinyasa - Paris

Benoît has been practising yoga for more than 15 years and has taught mostly Vinyasa for ten of those. He began practising and learning at the side of Gérard Arnaud at the beginning of the nineties. Influenced by the teachings of Peter Goss and Simon Park, his courses are precise, dynamic and engaging, while remaining fluid.