Love is my ‘superfood’ to living a life steeped in conscious passionate pursuits. I am the director and senior teacher of THE INTUITIVE Room.
I am a creative yogi and a flexible thinker.
For the past 30 years yoga has been my passion. It has carried me when nothing else could. Supported and loved me and shown me the true meaning of discipline.
It’s wisdom is vast and right from that very first class, I was gripped. Yoga has been a presence in my life everyday since that first session. My yoga time is my sanctuary that magically smooths away the jagged edges and returns me to my place of perfect peace. I have followed many lineages on my yoga path including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Yoga Synergy teacher training in all three. I also did martial arts for many years and today my teaching is a beautiful blend of it all.
Being a teacher means I will always be a student. I’ve taught many varied people from all walks of life but my most challenging students where locked away in a high security prison. These women had done some nasty things, some of which needed to be kept in isolation. Yoga found them, caressed them and ignited something in them that bought me to tears every time I walked out of there. Every time! Yoga needs to be offered to all people in Prison full stop!
I teach nationally and internationally every year. It feels good to expand my offering to the wider community of yogis. I love to collaborate with musicians and healers in an effort to tell the yoga story in many varied and different ways.
‘Intuitive yoga’ is what I call my teaching style… it's about tuning in to individual needs and using yoga as a beautiful tool to respond in a healing and supportive way. I liken the practice of yoga to the lens of glasses. Yoga is like the cloth that knows just how to clear the fog and muck, restoring us to pristine clarity. When I am fully present to myself and clear of mind, it’s possible that what I teach in class may speak to you in a very deep and personal way. Yoga has opened a door in me that can often see beyond the physical veil. I am very respectful of your privacy and will only ever bring something up in class in a general way. Further insights may be shared in privacy after class.
In my class you can expect to always be greeted with warmth, wrapped in some beautiful music and taken to the edge of your soul for a peek and a prod of your magnificence. Yoga is about breaking down the divides that disconnect us from ourselves and presents us with a constant awareness of recognising who we are. When we know ourselves we know each other. This is ONENESS. This is YOGA. Move. Breath. Trust. Study. Sweat. Float. Smile. Be in your truth and surrender to love. These are my teachers.
I bow to you and offer my respects, beautiful friend.
I look forward to sharing my love of yoga with you. Namastè.
"Adriana Cortazzo walks her talk like no other Yogini that I have ever met. You can feel it in her energy and presence and her passion for Yoga is unsurpassed. Adriana sees every individual as unique and treats them that way always giving them an experience that connects directly to their heart"
Daniel Coates, Sound Healer and Amazing human
Adriana is a superb, authentic and knowledgable teacher. The quality of Adriana's teaching is of the highest standard. So much yoga philosophy and knowledge of the body and mind were infused in what I learned from her. Learning from Adriana one knew they had access to the full spectrum of yoga. The teaching always had a reach that was beyond the confines of the mat. Through the time I practiced regularly with Adriana, I was pregnant, birthed two babies and went through many life stages and changes. She was always very knowledgeable about how to handle my changing body and her gift of yoga was immeasurably helpful in navigating all the changes in my life.
Sandra Wang, Yoga Teacher/Mother of three/Beautiful human
“Upon entering the Intuitive Room you are greeted with the infectious and genuine smile of Adriana. An instant feeling of warmth and generosity from her heart is sensed within the calm yet vibrant beauty of her sacred space. I am fortunate to collaborate with Adriana in facilitating live music in her yoga classes. Her care and genuine love for each and every one of her clients brings about a comfortable, warm and safe environment, while encompassing a beautiful flow of asana as well as incorporating her soulful chants and blessings. As an unstructured musician I always find it a great pleasure sharing space with Adriana as she delivers a dynamic class with an intuitive heart, encouraging me to seamlessly merge with the flow of energy that she so openly and instinctively gives. Adriana’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious and once you have experienced her beautifully delivered classes you will no doubt be back for more.”
Peter Bajic, Reiki Master, Healer, Shaman, Music Maker and Beautiful human
"Adriana has truly inspired me to become a better yoga teacher. She is able to read a room full of students and what they need, which she then adapts the class to suit everyone overall. I love attending her classes as I never know what to expect, which I love and each class I have been to has been exactly what my body or mind was after that day. I am very attracted to her caring nature and extended and valuable knowledge. She taps into your soul and reads you to deliver exactly what you're in need of at the perfect time. Namasté"
Vanessa Cuesta, Yoga Teacher Beautiful soul
"Adriana is passionate and committed to yoga and to sharing its values and benefits. It is an integral part of her life and she practices and lives yoga on a daily basis. She leads by example and this has a positive impact on her students and the people she encounters. Adriana is an attentive teacher and is dedicated to her students. She demonstrates this through her care and interest in the heath and well being of every student whether on a physical, intellectual, emotional and/or spiritual level. She is intuitive in her approach to teaching and has the ability to sense what is needed and respond or alter the focus of a class to suit the energy presented. Adriana has a thorough understanding of physiology and is very experienced in her teaching of the yoga asanas. She demonstrates this through her ability to adapt and modify poses to suit differing needs and abilities of participants. She is encouraging and respectful in the support she provides to students to extend and/or challenge themselves in an appropriate and safe way.
Elisa Moechtar, Accessibility Consultant and Beautiful human