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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 and you feel very grateful for being who you are.

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 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course developed by Jacqueline Purnell at the Ibiza Yogashala.

raoul defant regsitered yoga teacher

Thereafter, Raoul also successfully completed the 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course for Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Adjustments at Kranti Yoga in Goa (India) and is therefore authorised to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Kriyas. Raoul is now 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 a RYS and keep current with Continuing Education.


In 2019 Raoul has successfully completed, always at Kranti Yoga, the 100 hours Continuing Education Program in Yin Yoga and is therefore also authorised to teach Yin Yoga. In 2022 Raoul has also successfuly completed two more 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Courses, one at Devvrat Yoga Sangha in Varkala (India) and one at Samyak Yoga in Mysore (India), bringing his training hours up to 1000.

Raoul’s dedication to the practice has given him a particular insight to the Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. 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 Vinyasa 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.

Aldona Dudek
Passion for yoga and life.

Aldona Dudek yoga teacher at lake Garda.

Aldona è una RYT 500, ha frequentato i suoi “corsi di formazione per insegnanti” in India a Varkala, Mysore e Rishikesh ed è qualificata ad insegnare Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, pranayama e meditazione. Aldona ha anche ottenuto la qualifica di “Insegnante di Yoga Prenatale” presso l’Andiappan Yoga Education and Research Trust di Chennai (India). Aldona ora insegna yoga in presenza a Riva del Garda, Arco e Torbole oltre che online con allievi di diverse nazionalità.

Aldona is a RYT 500 and has done her “Teacher Training Courses” in Varkala, Mysore and Rishikesh (India). She is qualified to teach Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as pranayama and meditation. Aldona has also obtained the qualification as “Prenatal Yoga Teacher” at the Andiappan Yoga Education and Research Trust in Chennai (India). Aldona now teaches yoga live in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole, as well as online, to students of different nationalities.