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Yoga Retreat Leader: Interview with Dakini

This October, the beautiful and inspiring yoga retreat leader, Dakini will be teaching a Vino your Vinyasa retreat in Italy. Read on to learn who she is and how you can join her adventure!

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True Nature Education: How does the idea of Vino your Vinyasa play into your upcoming Yoga Retreat, and what themes do you see coming up throughout the journey? 

Dakini: Vino Your Vinyasa is obviously a play on words but it also metaphorically represents the feel of how I guide yoga.  While I believe the practice delves into the inner depths of a person’s psyche, I also see being whimsical-the Divine play of Lila Rasa- as a way to lighten the mood.

TNE: Who has been your greatest influence and why? 
Dakini: I have been lucky to have a multitude of teachers that have inspired me throughout my life but true influence comes from my students.  I feel honored to be able to witness how this practice transforms each of them.
TNE: If there was a yoga pose or meditation practice that described you – what would it be and why? 
Dakini: Bhakti.  I have found as my practice has shifted so has my need to be connected to the Divine.  There is beauty in every being and chanting the names of the gods and goddesses has helped me to personally experience peace.
TNE: Other than yoga and meditation – what are some of your passions? Will these be explored in your retreat? 
Dakini: I am extremely into art and fitness and weave these two things into my teaching.  The retreat is a way for us all to explore things and ideas that inspire us.
TNE: What is on your “Italy bucket list” and what are you most excited about? 
Dakini: Cultural immersion is a part of my Italy bucket list.  I am excited to meet the locals and experience all the Italian culture has to offer.

TNE: Is there a saying or quote that really resonates with you and your upcoming retreat?  
Dakini: ‘Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.’ ~ Rumi
Find out how you can join yoga retreat leader, Dakini on her Italian adventure at!
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