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Profile - Mara Musso


My yoga journey started in the mid-80s in Italy. When I came to Britain, in the late 80s, I started attending yoga classes again with some inspiring BWY teachers.  I must thank Richard Adamo for providing the inspiration to train as a yoga teacher.

It was Godfrey Devereux who introduced me to Dynamic Yoga in the early 90s, which, in time, led me to Astanga Vinyasa Yoga. I was a student of John Scott for 10 years, in London first and later in Penzance. I feel very privileged to have met Pattabhi Jois on a few occasions in London and also on a month intensive in Mysore in 2004.

As my yoga practice and teaching continue to evolve, in the last few years I have found my inspiration in Julie Martin from Brahmani Yoga. I try to attend Julie’s workshops and intensives whenever possible.

Yoga related qualifications:

  • BWY Teacher’s Diploma (1996),
  • BWY Yoga for Pregnancy Teaching Module (1999),
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology Theory (2001)
  • BWY Certificate of Licence to train yoga teachers (2003),
  • Spiritual Heritage of Yoga Certificate (Yogic Philosophy Module BWY accredited) (2005)
  • YogaBirth Postnatal Module (2011)
  • Refugee Awareness for Yoga Teachers with Ourmala (2016)
  • Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for PTSD with the Minded Institute (2016)
  • Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to young Adults with Teen Yoga (2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (updated every 3 years)
  • DBS checked

Teaching experience:
I have over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga all over Central and North London, in community centres, health clubs, local education authorities and for corporate and private clients. Additionally I have:

  • run several BWY Foundation Courses in London from 2002 till 2015;
  • run one BWY Diploma Course in Central London which completed in 2006;
  • been a mentor for trainee yoga teachers at YogaCampus from 2009 till 2012;
  • delivered BWY approved IST days in London and other counties;
  • taught at the London Yoga Festival, London Yoga Show and for International Yoga Day;
  • run yearly yoga retreats at Grimstone Manor in Devon and, more recently,
    at Florence House in East Sussex;
  • been teaching at my home yoga studio in North London since 2011;
  • been a teacher for Ourmala, a London charity offering free yoga classes to refugees and asylum
    seekers in London.




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