Lino Miele’s initial interest in yoga dates back to the early 1980s. It was Tina Pizzimenti who introduced him to yoga and later inspired him to travel to India in search of a guru. On their trip to India in 1988, Lino met his guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”), and thus began a long-term, teacher-student relationship.
Lino became a devoted Ashtanga yoga student while maintaining his work as a technical director in a theatre. In 1993, he created the Federation of Astanga Yoga Centres with a few other dedicated students. Lino’s passion for the practice and curiosity for really understanding the vinyasa system led him to research and write a manuscript under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The final manuscript contained the profound study of the exact vinyasa in the first and intermediate series, and upon Guruji’s request, it was published under the title Astanga Yoga Book in 1994. Shortly thereafter, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois acknowledged Lino for his personal research on the vinyasa method and his many years of apprenticeship by giving him the certificate to teach (1994).
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