Yoga Alliance® International Online Journal

Yoga Alliance® Online Namaste’ Journal

Yoga, Meditation, Wellness, Ayurveda Medicine, Pilates, Spirituality, Holistic Health, Nutrition

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Write for us: The Yoga Alliance® Online Journal is a vibrant platform available by invitation only to offer the opportunity to anyone to share common passions and interests for Yoga, Yoga History and Philosophy, Pilates, Meditation, Ayurveda Medicine, Nutrition, Wellness, Spirituality, Holistic health and living well.

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Meet Our Editor in Chief Francesca Cassia “The  First Lady” of Italian Yoga

With yoga it has been love at first posture! Francesca Cassia.

Francesca Cassia - Yoga TeacherFrancesca Cassia, described by colleagues, students and followers as “The First Lady” of Italian yoga was born in Rome, Italy.

In her early twenties, Francesca  undertook karate and yoga under the guidance of Sensei Roberto Milletti, karate champion, world renowned presenter and Master Yoga Teacher  featured in “Om Yoga Magazine UK” as one of the three world leaders in contemporary yoga.

Roberto’s teaching methodologies and techniques deeply influenced Francesca both as a martial artist and yoga teacher. Inspired by her “mentor”, Francesca went on to earn her first Dan black belt in karate and the title: Niji. She went on to became the first female Italian world acclaimed Master Yoga Teacher and International presenter in her own right.

During their yoga and martial arts training together, Roberto Milletti who also happened to be very handsome, and Francesca a stunning young lady inevitably fell for one another giving life to one of the most solid and long lasting love story and professional partnership the Italian yoga industry has ever seen.

Together, they co-founded Odaka® Yoga, an innovative style of yoga based on over thirty years of experimental research. Roberto Milletti and Francesca Cassia gave life to a new concept: “Live Centered, Liquefy Your Limits, Embrace the Power,” which finds its inspiration through observing the movement of the ocean.

Odaka Yoga®  incorporates martial arts, Zen and traditional yoga postures. Based on the dynamics of ocean motion and body rhythms that connects us. This beautiful flowing yoga style lead us to melt into the liquid form of the body making you free from all constraint and giving you the ability to transform and discover new shapes in ourselves.

Francesca is a member of Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Alliance® (International), Yoga Alliance® (Australia/International), Yoga Alliance® (Italia/International) and is on the board of the European movement for yoga and Ayurveda and she specialises in women’s self-defense training courses.

Roberto Milletti and Francesca Cassia are the only Italians invited to teach at studios and yoga festivals worldwide. To find out more about Francesca and Roberto please visit their website:


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