Susanna started practicing in 1993 and has thus practiced more than 25 years – 21 of them also teaching. She is together with Jens the founder of Astanga Yoga of Copenhagen and was the main teacher of the shala on Vesterbrogade teaching hundreds of students.
She made her first trips to Mysore in 1995 and ’96 returning yearly since 2003 to KPJAYI. She was as a senior teacher invited to Sharathji’s special courses for teachers in 2009 and 2014 also having the honor to assist SharathJi in the shala in 2018.
Susanna has studied sanskrit at the University of Copenhagen which she also together with chanting and philosophy studies when in Mysore.
Susanna now lives in Rome and travels around Europe teaching shorter and longer courses to dedicated practitioners of Astangayoga.
She maintains her close relationship to the dedicated students in Copenhagen, where she lived and taught daily for more than 17 years giving significant inputs to the strong presence of Astangayoga and the building of the yoga environment in Copenhagen through her dedicated and compassionate teaching.
Susanna Finocchi - Authorized level 2 teacher
Jens met Guruji in 2001 and has made yearly trips to study at KPJAYI since 2003. He participated in the special courses for invited teachers in 2010 and 2014 and has twice had the honor to assist SharathJi in the shala.
Jens met yoga in 1997 and soon became part of a small group of Astangis in Copenhagen. Jens is together with Susanna the founder of Astanga Yoga Copenhagen and of Astanga Yoga Skole København.
His BA project in 2019 at University of Copenhagen was the translation of a sanskrit manuscript, titled aṣṭāṅgayogaḥ. He was in 2017 invited by the Indian embassy in Copenhagen to represent Denmark at the “International Yoga Conference” in New Delhi in 2017. He has also taken part in organizing the International Yoga Day in 2018 and 2019 in Copenhagen presenting Astangayoga under the collaboration of the Indian Embassy with other yoga schools in Copenhagen having connections to India.
Jens has also translated the two fundamental books on Astangayoga into Danish – Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Anusthāna by R. Sharath Jois, 2019, and Yoga Mālā by K. Pattabhi Jois, 2006.