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I joined the Yin Yoga and Chinese Medicine Teacher Training with Alida and Belen in May 2023 at Zen Sicily. It was a beautiful and enriching experience. Alida meets her students where they are and is always open for a personal conversation. I experienced her as a genuine, loving, supportive, and authentic teacher. From the first moment, I felt I was in good hands with Alida. Even after the training, she is open to advice and has words of encouragement. I’m glad our paths crossed, and I look forward to the next training with her. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training (ZenSicily) location was also stunning! This location found a place in my heart. If you can practice Yoga with Alida – go for it!

Uli

In November 2023, I attended a teacher training with Alida. We stayed at the beautiful Borgo degli Aranci, where we were cared for incredibly well. The food was superbly delicious and healthy, the rooms were lovely, and the setting, overlooking the Etna volcano, was breathtaking. I learned so much during this week! Alida always ensured everyone felt comfortable in the group and paid attention to each individual. The lessons during this training were extraordinarily well-prepared and clear. My heart is whole! Thank you so much, Alida. Keep doing what you’re doing because it is magnificent!

Laura

Alida, la professionista e proprietaria di questo centro, è una delle insegnanti più preparate che abbia mai avuto il piacere di conoscere. La sua grande passione per lo Yoga mi ha coinvolto tanto. Il suo Yoga è terapeutico: mi ha aiutato in un momento molto difficile della mia vita, grazie al suo approccio più unico che raro.

Orlando

I was lucky to come across Kamla’s yoga proposal: a few days at the Zen Sicily agriturismo. It happened in May 2023. It was an amazing experience; the place is simply magical, in the middle of nowhere, where pure nature is at its blooming times! There was the best Shala I have ever come across, facing the hills where we could practice tirelessly. The classes were much more than what I expected, both physically and mentally.
Alida made us feel welcome and loved. She pushed behind our mental barriers and physical stiffness; her trust in our possibility was tangible, allowing us to dream of becoming better people. It was so intense that we decided to take our summer holiday in India to experience an ashram.
I would highly recommend the Kamla Yoga retreat not just as a break from a stressful period or a ‘ different holiday’ but as a new way of seeing yourself and the life around you.
Thank you ever so much, Alida.

Brunella & Mario

Ho partecipato al ritiro Yoga & Ayurveda con Alida; quattro giorni di pratica
yoga e varie tecniche di pulizia e meditazione che non avevo mai
provato…bellissime.
Alida è un insegnante dolce e profonda che riesce a farti fare cose che lette
sulla carta avrei detto impossibile, invece con la sua gentilezza e il suo modo
di fare è entrata in tutti noi anche i più scettici…come me….facendoci fare una
bella introspezione ,con momenti di puro ballo e altri di puro amore verso la
natura e le persone.

Federica

Ho partecipato al ritiro Yoga & Ayurveda tenuto da Alida.
Un’ esperienza intensa che ci ha fatto viaggiare dentro di noi, scoprendo
aspetti nuovi e lasciandoci andare al flusso degli eventi. La connessione che si
è creata tra tutto il gruppo è stata potente e intima. Grazie Alida. A presto!

Giusi

Ho partecipato al Yin training condotto da Alida e credo sia stata una delle esperienze più belle e profonde che abbia mai vissuto finora. Alida è riuscita sempre a rispondere in modo preciso e accurato ad ogni dubbio e/o domanda, data la sua grande esperienza.
Anche con me, che non avevo moltissima esperienza, è riuscita a non farmelo pesare e mi ha tolto qualunque ansia o preoccupazione. Personalmente non bastano le parole per ringraziare Alida per essere riuscita a trovare con i suoi modi gentili e professionali un modo per far crescere in me ancora di più la passione per lo Yoga e per riuscire a fornirmi gli strumenti per riconnettermi al mio corpo e calmare la mia mente. Professionalmente impeccabile e personalmente una persona di rara empatia, gentilezza e dolcezza.
Consiglio a tutti di provare le sue lezioni, sono sicuro che la sua passione e la sua preparazione andranno oltre le vostre aspettative, come lo è stato per me.

Emanuele

Sono appena tornata da una settimana di 60 ore di formazione per insegnanti di Yin Yoga in Sicilia e non posso dire quanto ho apprezzato questa formazione in quanto l’esperienza è stata arricchente dal punto di vista conoscitivo/pratico oltre che dal punto di vista umano… Alida ha una ricca esperienza di yoga pratico e filosofico e sa trasmettere le sue conoscenze con passione e precisione. Dopo il corso mi sento sicuro di poter insegnare lezioni di Yin. E infine che dire del luogo del ritiro… tanta calma, frutteti con questa succulenta cucina vegetariana/vegana. Grande gruppo! Grazie per questa esperienza!

Martine

Really liked the pace of the Nidra & Trauma Sensitive yoga teacher training and the diversity of the knowledge transferred. Alida has a strength in creating
safe environments for learning and sharing on multiple levels.

Maiza

This Yin Training goes beyond just teaching you asanas and how to sequence
your class. It’s a true emotional journey that helped me to soften and bring
more Yin into my very Yang style life. Also, Alida and Belen are very caring
and knowledgeable teachers with very kind hearts. On top of all of that, Zen
Sicily is a very beautiful farm with a lovely outside shala, surrounded by
nature and animals and I had the most delicious vegetarian and vegan food in
my life made by the family’s mother.

Silvie

So pleased I decided to undertake the Yin training.
Knowledgeable, experienced, and supportive teachers, a fantastic group, and
a varied and interesting course content with a good level of challenge. The
accommodation was very clean and comfortable in a beautiful setting. Food
was delicious and plentiful, and the host family were so welcoming. Would
definitely recommend!

Sacha

I participated to the Nidra & Trauma Sensitive TTC.
Alida is one of the best yoga teachers I’ve ever met! She is passionate,
grounded, calm, prepared and professional, yet sweet and loving. I can’t wait to
participate in a new YTT or retreat. Super recommended Kamla Yoga!

Barbara

A novembre ho partecipato al TTC “Yoga Nidra & Somatic” e ho avuto la fortuna di vivere una bellissima esperienza. Ho apprezzato molto la professionalità e la competenza di Alida come insegnante, ma anche e soprattutto la sua profondità, l’autenticità e la capacità di creare un ambiente che potesse mettere a proprio agio ogni partecipante, permettendo di esprimersi in tutta libertà, senza paura del giudizio. Ha accolto ognuna di noi con grande delicatezza e rispetto e si è creata da subito un’armoniosa energia nel gruppo. Abbiamo vissuto giorni arricchenti sia da un punto di vista formativo che umano. Non vedo l’ora di partecipare alle altre iniziative di Kamla Yoga.
Naturalmente cinque stelle!

Martina

Partecipare ad un ritiro di Kamla Yoga è stata un’esperienza bellissima e rigenerante, che mi ha permesso di rilasciare ansie e dinamiche malsane che normalmente pervadono la vita quotidiana per poi ritornarvi carica di energia e di emozioni positive. Ogni giornata si è svolta all’insegna della condivisione e dell’armonia. Alida ha curato sapientemente l’organizzazione di ogni singola giornata, dedicandovi tutta la sua attenzione e competenza. Le pratiche sono state ottimamente bilanciate, in relazione al focus del corso e in considerazione del gruppo, mai scontate né ripetitive, specialmente per quanto ha riguardato le meditazioni, molto particolari e intense. Infine, un aspetto entusiasmante ed arricchente che ha caratterizzato il ritiro è stato quello relativo alle connessioni umane. È possibile, infatti, incontrare nuove persone con cui sentire di condividere una comune sensibilità e instaurare senza alcuna difficoltà una dinamica relazionale spontaneamente accogliente e scevra da giudizi. Durante l’intero ritiro si ha quindi la possibilità di approfondire la percezione di sé in più modi e a più livelli e di immergersi nell’energia intensa e vibrante che viene a sprigionarsi. Maggiore calma, equilibrio, centratura, intenzionalità, amorevolezza e fiducia sono alcune delle sensazioni che potrai sperimentare e portare con te al termine.

Nilde

I participated in Alida’s Yoga Nidra & Somatic Teacher training in November 2022. Her wisdom, love and knowledge is amazing, and the way she passed the knowledge to our group is outstanding. We could really go deep within with our yoga practice, meditation, and Yoga Nidra practice to be able to understand and feel the importance of the theory which was really special. Not just helped me to be a better teacher but also a better, happier human being. I’m so grateful I’ve attended this course and also the location she chosen – Borgo Degli Aranci – was absolutely perfect, peaceful and beautiful.
I definitely recommend Kamla Yoga, Alida if you want to go deeper in your yoga journey.
Much love,

Krisztina

I’ve just come back from Alida’s 40h Yoga Nidra and Soma teacher training course in Borgo degli Aranci in Sicily.
I booked by mistake thinking this was a yoga retreat (I’m not a yoga teacher) but Alida was so reassuring from the beginning that I thought I would give it a try and now I’ve caught the bug and want to take it further! (Already thinking about booking the Yin teacher training course next year)
Her generosity, professionalism, and attention to detail during the course and before and after was outstanding. I feel completely safe and looked after and so grateful to share this experience with other beautiful souls in beautiful surroundings.
So many things came out for me. Thank you Alida for opening that door and making it possible.
Much love,

Inma

” I wanted to train in Yin Yoga as I really enjoyed that different approach.
I wasn’t expecting much more than a training, but it turned out to be a wonderful transformative journey. Alida had carefully planned every class and meditation so that we would open more and more, and I believe each and one of us let something heavy go, and we felt not only much more open in our body and mind afterwards, but also in our heart.
I really recommend Alida and any of her trainings. She is a knowledgeable and caring teacher, challenging on what needs to be outgrown and efficient in all of her teachings, in theory and in practice.
I remember at the end of the course she told us she believed she had taught us everything she knew, and I strongly believe she did.
A thousand times thank you Alida, you will remain one of my strongest mentors.”

Alice

” If you don’t want to read a long review, let me just say:
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 5 STARS!!! IT’S LIFE CHANGING!!!
I chose Alida’s Yin yoga teacher training because I wanted to visit Italy PLUS I wanted to gain more knowledge about how best to teach Yin yoga so my students can receive the most benefit from their practice. Before deciding on this training, I researched Alida’s background as a yogi and a teacher, and I researched the location. Everything I read convinced me that it would be a good experience – and it was! It was beyond my expectations: amazing, rewarding, enriching on so many levels, outstanding in every way!
Alida’s yogic presence set a beautiful tone. She was an attentive hostess, a beautiful role model, as well as a knowledgeable teacher. In her teaching style, one quality I really appreciated was her openness to new/different ideas. Other teacher-trainers I’ve worked with have been more dictatorial in imparting their views – not so welcoming to questions or suggestions.
I highly recommend this training! Alida is a beautiful spirit, a gifted teacher, deeply committed to her practice, and the location, Zen Sicily, is a dream!”

Barbara

” I don’t have social media and I normally don’t leave comments, but the experience on the Yang& Yin retreat and the lovely Alida, kind of made it impossible not to.
I have been practicing different styles of yoga in the last 10 years and I can honestly say that Alida is a very mindful, kind and patient teacher. She is able to support and push her students in a very gentle way and always with a big smile. We all felt very free to be ourselves and had a great time with lots of laughter as a community. In particular, the OSHO meditations were for me, a liberating and exciting new way of practicing meditation. Alida is a very intuitive and knowledgeable teacher that has led by example, providing a wonderful experience of Yoga as a lifestyle to us all. I wish you all the best, you really have a gift and I hope we will meet again some day on the mat”

Ines

” Alida is an amazing teacher, she creates such a safe space during her classes. I joined her for a yin yoga teacher’s training, and it was an enormously transformative experience. She shares her knowledge and smiles in the most beautiful way! Highly recommended!“

Gosia

” I attended Yin Yoga Teacher Training organized by Alida in Sicily and it was an incredible experience! I learned so much during just one week – besides the theory, philosophy, methodology, asana lab etc. (which will certainly help me in teaching!), she created the environment in which our group embraced what yin yoga really means and what it teaches about ourselves. Alida is super knowledgeable about yoga but even more importantly, she teaches from the heart. If you have an opportunity, give yourself a gift and join one of Alida’s classes, retreats, or teacher trainings – she is an excellent yoga teacher and facilitator!“

Ieva

” I participated in Alida’s Yin yoga teacher training last April in Sicily. I went without really knowing where I was going to. I found myself experiencing a deep and moving journey from Alida’s hand.
I met her kind humanity, her generosity in sharing from her open heart and experience, her passion towards yoga and her grounding presence.
She created a safe space for each member of the group to express itself, allowing whatever came through each one’s process with compassion, attention, and respect.
I profoundly recommend her and her sharing!
Thank you cara Alida.
Been a pleasure meeting you.“

Belen