Edo, why yoga and not other disciplines?
At the moment of choosing, I thought it “must” be something not strictly related to our habits. I was fascinated by eastern culture, so, I went to India, searching for the essence of yoga, for its origin. For sure, this change took place while a change was taking place in my life.
What has lead you to start practicing yoga?
After starting to know yoga in India, I started feeling on my body movements and sensations I had never felt before, and then, slowly, I begun to perceive each part of my body and I understood that it wasn’t just my physical body, the one I saw in the mirror, but it was something greater, universal, a union.
I gave up my twenty-year career as fitness instructor, to devote myself to this discipline, and it was like embracing myself.
My job and my hobby, perfectly, combine. It’s great to be able to cultivate them both at the sometime.
Who is Edo?
Excellent question, I am not actually able to describe myself, I could say something on my personality, how I am, but the essence of who I am it’s a daily discovery and, observing, each change that takes place in me, I can just say that I am enthusiast when I teach yoga, I am concentrated when I practice and I am happy after a day of work.
One realize he loves what he does when he has the same enthusiasm of the first time, even after doing the same thing thousands of times.
How has Ap7 yoga started?
It has started from the frendship with Iole Lombardi who has attended my fitness courses for more than twenty years.
She used to suffer from a serious problem with her leg, she couldn’t walk properly and sometimes she couldn’t move her back. So we started working patiently and steadily during private lessons, achieving great results. Some years later she started becoming passionate of yoga and I was no longer motivated to work into gyms.
I find, in fact, that that environment is not suitable for practicing yoga and so, a day, we started conjecturing, almost jokingly, about opening a location “ad hoc” for yoga.
This location is now Ap7 in the heart of Brescia: an hypothesis of a job that has become a beautiful reality.
Simple: it’s an acronym and it stands for Associazione Culturale Paganora 7, where Paganora 7 is the address of the school.