Sara Vannucci is a dedicated and experienced yoga teacher. She was born in Italy in a family where yoga and meditation were daily practices. Her father, Gualtiero Vannucci, co-funded the F.I.Y. (the Italian yoga federation) in 1974 and still teaches to this day. During her childhood and formative years Sara had the opportunity to travel to India yearly where she came in contact with many spiritual practices. Spending time with Indian spiritual teacher and social activist Vimala Thakar in Mount Abu, India, and with Vietnamese monk Tich Nat Han in France and Italy.
She studied under her father’s guidance from a young age which led her at 17 to enroll in the Yoga Sadhana Teachers Training School, a training taught over the course of four years, equivalent to 600 training hours recognized by the European Yoga Union. In 2015 during her undergraduate studies in Anthropology and Indian Philosophy at the University of Bologna she began a daily ashtanga practice further immersing herself in the tradition over her four-months stay in Mysore, India, studying under the guidance of Pattabhi Jois’s daughter, Saraswathi Jois.
Over the summer of 2016 she taught workshops, assisted and translated at the 43rd European Yoga Congress Meeting in Zinal, Switzerland.
During the following months, she collaborated in the realization of the first “International Yoga Day of Livorno 2016” leading yoga practices with over two hundred participants. In January 2017 she co-founded the Yoga Shala 108 Livorno Association, which continues to run to this day and returned to Bologna to complete her Masters degree in cultural Anthropology during which time she continued to teach on a regular basis.
She spent this last year in Paris, teaching and assisting Lucien Sanchez-Zuber, a level 2 authorized teacher in Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche.
Sara welcomes with joy the opportunity to share her love for yoga and her experience with students seeking to find their own practice.