Alessandro Gozzi

Alessandro has been practising Yoga since the mid-nineties. He has completed training with David Life and Sharon Gannon, creators of Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga, and at Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York.

Alessandro draws from a background in endurance sports, Aikido, Shiatsu, as well as experience with injury and dis-ease. He was an Aikido teacher for many years.

Alessandro’s classes are physically demanding, mentally stimulating with the intention to affect heart, head and spirit. Emphasizing gracefulness, concentration, safety and laughter, he aims to inspire others to “walk the razor's edge” – the edge being their potential.


Alessandro teaches Jivamukti Yoga, Lotus Flow, Vinyasa Yoga and Hot Power Yoga.

Alessandro is a senior teacher registered with Yoga Alliance UK. 

Alessandro is the co founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course.



Alessandro Gozzi instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga is a physically and mentally stimulating practice for all levels of experience. The focus is on our balance, breathing and connection to the earth — providing a way of moving through the asanas (postures) as well as exploring how our Yoga practice is related to our everyday life. Alignment is emphasized as a way of moving safely and deepening the practice. Expect sun salutations, chaturanga (alternative options given as well), and some inversions. In addition to the physical practice, breathing techniques (pranayama) encourage concentration and cleansing, chanting may be used to focus the mind, and Yogic scripture may be discussed from time to time. Music and hands-on assists are integral to the class.

    Vinyasa classes range between 60 to 120 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.


  • Vinyasa Yoga (120mins)
  • Vinyasa Yoga is a physically and mentally stimulating practice for all levels of experience. The focus is on our balance, breathing and connection to the earth — providing a way of moving through the asanas (postures) as well as exploring how our Yoga practice is related to our everyday life. Alignment is emphasized as a way of moving safely and deepening the practice. Expect sun salutations, chaturanga (alternative options given as well), and some inversions. In addition to the physical practice, breathing techniques (pranayama) encourage concentration and cleansing, chanting may be used to focus the mind, and Yogic scripture may be discussed from time to time. Music and hands-on assists are integral to the class.

    Vinyasa classes range between 60 to 120 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.


  • Jivamukti Vinyasa Yoga
  • Jivamukti is a style of Vinyasa Yoga that is physically and mentally challenging. Created by Sharon Gannon and David Life, it follows the philosophy of ahimsa (non-violence) and plays with the original meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘asana’ as ‘seat’, meaning the connection and relationship to all you come into contact with in daily life. Jivamukti aims to unite the physical, philosophical and spiritual aspects of Yoga so classes typically include vinyasa flow sequences, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophy and deep relaxation.

    Jivamukti classes are 90 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.


  • Hot Power Yoga
  • The YogaVenue Hot Power Yoga class is a structured sequence of asana developed to create a union between more flowing practices (such as Vinyasa Yoga) and more static practices (such as the Hot 26) in a heated environment of 35 – 37 degrees Celsius. The class is designed to build strength and flexibility with emphasis on upper body and core. The heat allows for safe, deep stretching, detoxing and increasing the intensity of the class to generate a more cardiovascular affect. All our Hot Power classes are chatturanga free! Our Hot Power class sequence is dynamic in nature changing with the seasons so ensure the body and the minds needs are met.
     
    The classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced students.
     
    All classes are 75 minutes.
     
    Some of our classes are with music and are identified on our schedule.

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga is a physically and mentally stimulating practice for all levels of experience. The focus is on our balance, breathing and connection to the earth — providing a way of moving through the asanas (postures) as well as exploring how our Yoga practice is related to our everyday life. Alignment is emphasized as a way of moving safely and deepening the practice. Expect sun salutations, chaturanga (alternative options given as well), and some inversions. In addition to the physical practice, breathing techniques (pranayama) encourage concentration and cleansing, chanting may be used to focus the mind, and Yogic scripture may be discussed from time to time. Music and hands-on assists are integral to the class.

    Vinyasa classes range between 60 to 120 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.


  • Restorative Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga is a slow practice of largely seated or lying down postures. Props, bolsters and blankets are used to help find ease in each asana (posture), inviting mental and physical release. In the Restorative Yoga class passive, restful asanas are typically held between 5 and 20 minutes. This allows the body to soften, open and relax deeply, and the mind to become quieter. In this restful state, the nervous system is given the chance to shift into ‘repair and renew’ mode, making Restorative Yoga a profoundly nurturing practice. It is particularly helpful during times of stress and fatigue and is the perfect complement to a regular Hot or Vinyasa practice.

    Please wear or bring warm layers to class including a pair of socks.

    Restorative classes are 90 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Gentle music is played in these classes.


  • Lotus Flow Vinyasa Yoga (Advanced level)
  • Lotus Flow Vinyasa is a style of Vinyasa Yoga with an emphasis on breathing and healthy alignment in the poses.
    Throughout class, each Asana (posture) flows into the next and the transition between Asanas is just as important as the postures themselves. The flowing Asana sequences (Vinyasa Krama) are dynamic and creative as well as ever-changing depending on the focus of each class.
    This class allows those with a regular practice* to experience a more intense Vinyasa Yoga. This class introduces more challenging Asanas. Moving at a faster or slower tempo, this class builds stamina and strength while emphasising grace, precise placement and alignment. Our aim is to be able to move into and out of each Asana with balance, a quiet mind and a firm connection to the Earth as well as to actively seek the relationship between breath and movement. By turning up the intensity, we can explore the place where our breath, mind and movement come together.
    The focus is not on tying ourselves into Yogic knots but classes are likely to include some more advanced Asanas, especially inversions.

    This class requires a regular advanced Yoga practice. If you are new to Vinyasa Yoga, or do not have a regular experienced practice yet it is best to attend one of our other classes.

    This class is 105 minutes long.

     


  • Hot Power Yoga ( with music)
  • The YogaVenue Hot Power Yoga class perfectly combines flowing vinyasa sequences with more static practices like the Hot 26. The structure of the class is designed to build strength and flexibility with an emphasis on upper body and core strength. Flowing sequences promote grace and stability while longer holds develop strength. The class is held in a heated room, so the heat warms up the body allowing you to stretch into the asanas (postures) safely while at the same time aiding detoxification and increasing the cardiovascular element of the class. All our Hot Power classes are chaturanga free to allow you to work on your alignment and focus on the integrity of flowing from one pose to the other safely. Our Hot Power class sequence changes every few months to ensure that the needs of both body and mind are met. Expect planks, sun salutations, warriors, hip openers and the option to include gentle arm balances. You may leave class feeling physically and mentally cleansed.

    This class is great all-round class for all levels. It is great to try if you are used to a Hot 26 practice and want to experiment with different styles in the heat. It's also perfect if you're used to more flowing Vinyasa classes and want to try something with a little heat.

    YogaVenue Hot Power classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 35-37 °C). Some of these classes are with music and are identified on our schedule.


  • Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
  • This 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course offers you the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to become a Yoga teacher. There is emphasis on developing your own practice and your own teaching style alongside the teaching skills and sequencing. We place great importance on the practical aspects of teaching Yoga on this course and you will start to practice teach from Day 1.

    The course is spread over 20 study days as well as home study and the need to engage in a home practice if you do not have one already. We meet for 2 long weekends (3 and then 4 days each) and then an intense period of 13 days straight. We love the intense times, allowing us the time to dive in deeper and deeper in our Yoga and teaching experiences. With home study the course is over 200 hours.

    Read more on our teacher training page on www.yogavenue.co.uk

    This course is certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

    Our 2016 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course will be held on the following dates:

    June 29th - July 2nd 2017

    July 15th - July 18th 2017

    July 31st - August 12th 2017

    Fee: £2750

    Please email training@yogavenue.co.uk for further information and to apply. 

     


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