To balance a challenging and demanding profession, Candida started practicing yoga in 2003, in her native Rome, and in 2007, she began meditating during a trip to Leh (Ladakh, India).
Experiencing the profound benefits that both disciplines had on her life prompted her to want to share them with as many people as possible. For this, she trained as a Yoga instructor under the Jivamukti Yoga method (800 hours, Germany), as a Yoga therapy teacher (Asanga Center, Madrid) and as a Mindfulness instructor at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.
She has been teaching Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga courses and workshops for several years.
In her Yoga classes, she incorporates elements of reflection on Yoga philosophy, mantra chanting and a physical practice centered on Vinyasa— intense but at the same time welcoming and inclusive for all participants. For Candida, “Yoga is compassion towards all beings and the realization of the interconnectedness/unity of all that exists.”
She continues to train and participate in yoga and meditation retreats in various parts of the world (meditation and Buddhist philosophy in Kopan-Kathmandu, Yoga for Trauma with the Radika Foundation, Vipassana meditation in Dhamma Sacca-Avila and more).
She recently participated in the Course on Compassion Cultivation Techniques, which for her is the heart of all teaching and the most important motivation for our own well-being: that of a civil society and the preservation of the planet.
JIVAMUKTI YOGA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (JTAP, 500 hrs) in Berlin.
JIVAMUKTI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (300 hrs) in Munich
MBSR FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.
MBSR (MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION) PROGRAM at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.
COMPASSION CULTIVATION TRAINING PROGRAM (CCT) at Nirakara, Madrid, based on the Stanford University curriculum.
COURSE ON DEVELOPING ACCEPTANCE AND RESILIENCE. El Rincón de Mindfulness. Dr. García Campayo.