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Vrschikasana at Samadhi Yoga

Practicing yoga on the shores of Lake Garda / Praticare yoga sulle sponde del lago di Garda.

Samadhi means “estate of bliss” that you might achieve by practicing yoga. Unfortunately we are not God to bring that estate of bliss, but it is nice to be aware that you may have a moment in your life where everything will come together and you feel very connected with yourself, with the planet, with the universe, with your family, with your friends, with the things that you do, with the things that you don’t and you fell very grateful for being who you are. It might happen in the middle of the day having lunch, not necessarily during the yoga practice.

Samadhi Yoga ASD is an amateurish association affiliate to the Italian national sport education center CSEN. Samadhi Yoga ASD is based in Riva del Garda on the shores of Lake Garda.


Raoul Defant started the Samadhi Yoga experience, after successfully completing the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course developed by Jacqueline Purnell at the Ibiza Yogashala. Raoul is a 500 hours Registered Yoga Teacher. A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) is a credential earned by yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance Registry Standards. A RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), be confirmed by RYS and keep current with Continuing Education.

raoul defant regsitered yoga teacher

Thereafter, Raoul has successfully completed the 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training for Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Adjustments at Kranti Yoga in Goa (India) and is therefore authorised to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Meditation and Kriyas.


Raoul also successfully completed, always at Kranti Yoga, the 100 hours Continuing Education Program in Yin Yoga and is therefore also authorised to teach Yin Yoga.

Raoul’s dedication to the practice has given him a particular insight to the Hatha yoga as well as to the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice. Through a very simple technique, this approach is transforming the way students of varying different levels of, strength, experience and flexibility, see and understand the purpose and relation between the practice of yoga and the cycle of life itself. Raoul now teaches Yin yoga and Flow yoga at Lake Garda in Riva del Garda and in Arco.

Raoul’s yoga classes weave together a creative sequence of postures, including sun salutations (warming), standing postures (stabilizing), forward bends (introspective) back bends (invigorating) and twists (cleansing) linked together by the thread of the breath, gradually warming the body, stretching muscles and opening the joints and finally concluding in stillness and deep relaxation (savasana).


Kristina Raskina.
Insegnante di Vinyasa Flow Yoga e Yin Yoga,  registrata con Yoga Alliance International RYT 200. Trainer dell’innovativo programma di AntiGravity Fit&Yoga.

Kristina Raskina Yoga Teacher 

Kristina è stata fin da molto giovane attratta dall’Oriente e dalle sue discipline e nel 2005 ha avuto l’opportunità di conoscere l’Iyengar Yoga che da quel momento non ha più lasciato. Kristina insegna, pratica e continua con diversi corsi specifici per perfezionare le sue tecniche e desidera diffondere la sua passione profonda per lo yoga ed aiutare gli altri nel loro viaggio condividendo il proprio.