TEACHER TRAINING 2019
200-Hour Teacher Training Intensive in Italy 2019
Ambra Vallo, former Principal Ballerina, International Guest Teacher and Sandstone TT Mentor
Fabio Filippi, tireless traveller, photographer and disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra
AMBRA VALLO – BIO:
Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice.
Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Rocket Yoga (400hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Dharma Yoga (800hrs). Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of sport and performance. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.
Aside from being a facilitator, and a practitioner, Ambra also holds a Masters in Philosophy in Sports Psychology. She is a trainee with the Yoga Sports Science, and loves spending time with her beloved Baxter, a fore-paw standing Border Terrier frequently gracing her Instagram posts (@ambrasana).
FABIO FILIPPI – BIO:
Fabio’s curiosity drove him to travel extensively to remote regions of the world, to find inspiration from people and cultures, while continuously maturing his inner awareness and enriching him with a multitude of experiences. With his backpack and camera always ready, Fabio seeks to seize the unique moments of life as it happens – cultures, religions, people, and countries – reinforcing his belief that exploring the world is the school of life ‘par excellent’, and traveling the best conduit to learning.
During his stay in Nepal, spending most of his time learning from Buddhist monks, he perceived to have lived there before. His experience in the Himalayas deepened his understanding of samsara, which changed his way of thinking and looking at the world.
A devoted disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, Fabio’s journey of enrichment continues through Dharma’s spiritual guidance, practicing daily, sharing classes and workshops of Hatha Raja Yoga. Always enthusiastic and fond of visual communication, Fabio continues working as a photographer and visual designer.