Moka Yoga Venice


My life, My journey

About Me:
I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher

My name is Bea, I live in Venice with my family, which I love. I’m a 200 RYT.

Why Moka Yoga Venice? I choose this name because when I think about Yoga, it reminds me a cup of warm coffee (Moka), which wake up my body and mind. And Venice because I’m strongly related to the city I live, and in all my classes there will be the fluidity of our lagoon.

I basically teach online. I collaborate with several corporate websites, offering private courses to many Italian and foreign companies and to their employees. I like my job because each class make me improve and know different people!

I was born in Rome and after graduating from high school, I moved to Venice to study and I had my Degree there.
I soon discovered Yoga, in 2012 I attended my first Hatha Yoga class at a local studio and I fallen in love. Then I also started to learn “Voga alla Veneta” so I missed my yoga path for a while.

In 2014 I had a bad accident and fractured my tibia and fibula, after 16 days in the hospital, and 2 surgeries, I gained a new way of looking at things and facing life with a completely different mindset began to make its way inside me. Now I realized that Yoga and Voga are both 2 parts of me! On 2019 I also had my 1st level Certification of Pilates with CSEN. 

I love teaching Vinyasa and Yin classes, but I also discover teaching Restorative and Chair yoga is very mindful, as I like the feeling I’m making someone feels better! And about Restorative, I discover that is soo relaxing and if done in the right way it can really helps the body to regenerate.

Just follow your dreams!  And BREATHE!

Bea Santoro - Founder
Bea Santoro


Continuing Education (CE)

Yoga believes continued learning and growth is paramount to the maintenance of high standards in yoga instruction. 

For this reason, all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) must meet Continuing Education (CE) requirements in order to maintain their Yoga Alliance credentials. Yoga is such a wide world. There are so many things to learn. Probably an entire life would not be enough to fully understand everything related to it.

CE - Face Yoga Method by Fumiko Takatsu

In November 2023 I achieved my Face Yoga Method Certification, by Fumiko Takatsu. A 360° program based not only on face Asana, but also on lifestyle, meditation, routine and a strong awareness! I will soon launch my program on which I’m working on these months!

CE - Arm Balances and Inversions

In 2022 I achieved my great dream – Certification: Arm Balances and Inversion. Still a lot to work to do on some poses… But that’s the beauty of Yoga!



CE - Yin Yoga

Another of my CE course was about Yin Yoga. This style of yoga is a passive practice designed to help you get more comfortably and for longer periods of time in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints. In a Yin Yoga practice, we hold poses anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes (but usually 3 to 7, or 2 minutes for beginners) in order to access deeper layers of fascia.  Yin tissues in our body (ligaments, bones, joints) respond well to long, passive holds. 

CE - Restorative Yoga

In a Restorative yoga practice, the poses are held between five and twenty minutes.  The postures are supported by a variety of props – bolsters, blocks, blankets, chairs, straps, sandbags, eye pillows, walls, and anything else that can assist in supporting the weight of the body.  The purpose of the props is to totally eliminate any unnecessary strain and allow the body to come into total relaxation. It allows the nervous system to switch into the Parasympathetic Nervous System that is responsible for regeneration and assimilation. This usually in our normal life happens rarely, so we are in most part of our lives in the Sympathetic Nervous System, that often means stress and related problems.

Restorative Yoga comes to us from BKS Iyengar (12.14,1918–08.20,2014). Iyengar authored “Light on Yoga” and is thought of as a worldwide authority on yoga. He is best known for his emphasis on alignment and deep level of anatomical detail. Iyengar creatively devised Restorative Yoga to help heal students with injuries or illnesses. Restorative Yoga has evolved since BKS Iyengar used it to heal those with injuries and illnesses, but most Restorative Yoga classes today have roots in his work. 

FOR WHO? Restorative Yoga is beneficial for people who go through most of their lives under stress, for those recovering from injuries or illnesses, for the elderly or with particular pathologies. For those who need a relaxing practice. Restorative Yoga is for everyone.

CE - Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a particular form of yoga as therapy, practised sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It has been developed in 1982 by Lakshmi Voelker-Binder. The poses are often adaptations on chair of classic asanas of modern yoga. Chairs have long been used as props for certain asanas in some schools of yoga, such as Iyengar Yoga.

Chair Yoga, along with other yoga methods, has been evaluated for its possible medical benefits. 

FOR WHO? Chair Yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, such as chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis etc. It may also benefit people over a certain age who have trouble moving through the up and down motions of traditional yoga. Chair yoga allows them to find stabilization. Moreover Chair Yoga can be practice from anyone having a break in their office, after long time passing on a desk facing a computer.

Our Yoga Community

Our aim is to build a strong community, based not only in Venice, but all over the world. Connecting people with the same interests and purposes.

Yoga Class

About Yoga

The word Yoga in Sanskrit comes from the same root of Latin “Joke”, Join together, Union.

Union of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Union of Conscious and Unconscious.

Union of Soul and Divine.

Union, in the sense of balance of Yin and Yang.

Pantajali is the father of modern Yoga and Yoga Sutras, he enhances the importance of achieving stillness of the mind, to find the true nature of ourselves. Yoga Sutras is a Philosophical Indian text, a collection of 196 Sutras (Aphorisms) written in Sanskrit about Yoga Theory and Practice. It is thought it was written between year 0 and 400 AC.


Yoga is not a Religion

Yoga is not Buddism, even if both evolved in ancient India and so share part of the same Philosophy

Yoga is not just Exercise

Yoga is much more than doing exercise. 

Listen to your body. 

Listen to your breath.

Yoga is Not About the Pose

Everyone has a unique body, a different History, and probably faced different injuries.  So each of us will do the same asana in a different way. But also even ourselves, doing the same asana after a while, probably will have a different shape!