Gabriella Pascoli was born in Italy and raised in Australia. She is a “life traveler”, a mother and a nurse. She holds a diploma in Accupunture from Dr Jayasurya, Kabovalli Hospital; Sri Lanka and is a Level 2 teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. She has spent 27 years living in India with her husband and their 2 sons weaving together the richness of the Indian culture with the wealth of her life experiences. From 1996 until 2001 she lived in Mysore and studied daily with ‘Guruji’ (Shri.K.Pattabhi Jois) and R. Sharath Jois. In 1998 she was authorized to teach the Ashtanga Yoga practice and later went on to work in Goa as the senior teacher for The Purple Valley Yoga Centre. She has conducted classes in Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and was based in Goa, India until 2010. She has returned to live and teach in Sydney after many years ‘on the road’.