My name is Valentina Sofia, Turin-born and Roman by adoption.
After about twelve years of martial arts practice, including Aikido, Kick Boxing, Viet Vo Dao and Karate, I felt the need to expand my vision of the body and its correlation with the mind.
I thus embarked on the training path to become a Masunaga-style Shiatsu operator, graduating from the European Shiatsu Institute in Rome.
During my studies, I dealt with both the anatomical and physiological aspects of the human body, and its vision and conception according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The school's introduction to the study of the Meridians has allowed me to study the Makko Ho, or stretching of the Meridians.
I'm a Yoga 250H Plus teacher - approved by Yoga Alliance - graduated from the Yoga e Medicina® Training School in Rome and I'm continuing my studies, deepening the correlations between Qi Gong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga, following training courses and seminars with Masters like Mimi Kuo-Deemer.
My desire to discover how the body works and the desire to study something that also includes the more specific anatomical and physiological aspects led me to undertake a university course in Sport Sciences with a Bio-Health focus.
My goal has become to find the correspondences between the physical body, the Meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Nadi of subtle Yogic physiology, in order to bring a different and greater awareness to movement, also thanks to Mindfulness and Qi Gong.
Hence, my project: QIOGA®.
A combination of the West, India, China and Japan.
We are a wonderful microcosm in the macrocosm.