Since I can remember...
I found great pleasure and fun in moving my body. Dancing in the living room was - and still is - my favourite thing to do.
As a kid I also played tennis, a lot of tennis. My dad used to drive me all over Italy to participate in tennis competitions. When I was 16 years old, during training, one of my teachers said “you should lose a couple of kilos to be more agile on the court”.
Those worlds made me feel inadequate, fat and not enough. I struggled with my body image for many years afterwards. In my twenties, I was mentally counting calories of every food I was eating. And I was running like crazy to burn them.
A few years later...
my friend Louise convinced me to try Bikram Yoga in Brussels. I was very skeptical and I didn’t want to go. After a few classes I realised that on top of burning a lot of calories, I felt strong and relieved after the class. Yoga became an integral part of my life.
3 years went by and I moved to London. New city, new job, new friends, same willingness to practice. I joined a studio close to my workplace and slowly yoga became my obsession. The studio was my second home. I liked the friendly environment, the smell walking in, the practice, the people BUT there was something missing.
I started realising that there was something beyond the yoga poses.
In July 2015,
after 12 hours of labour my first daughter was born. I was in awe of this tiny baby sleeping in the crib next to my bed, but I was also feeling a huge sense of responsibility on my shoulders.
My perfectionism and insecurities guided me straight into postnatal depression.
I reached a point where I almost didn’t like my baby, I was angry at my husband all the time and I didn’t like myself.
That’s when I hit rock bottom, and at first I didn’t even realised I was depressed.
Meditation saved me
I’ve never meditated before and I started slowly. I kept meditating until I finally realised I was depressed and I needed help. So I chose to go back to my happy place: yoga.
Both yoga and meditation became a place of nourishment, happiness, self-expression and freedom. I started eating what I wanted, forgetting the notion of burning calories and gifting myself with moments of stillness. I won my battle against the darkness and I felt a strong desire to share my story to help others.
In March 2017,
I completed my first 200hrs yoga teacher training and I haven't stopped learning since.
A week later I was teaching classes at The Walt Disney Company, across EMEA. Tears of happiness ran down my cheeks when I was asked to be the company Wellness Lead.
This opportunity not only gave me the chance to advance professionally but over the years I built a beautiful community of kind & committed clients who are practicing with me still to these days.
that you've landed here because it's no coincidence. It means you're ready to feel good and to become a healthier version of yourself. I'll guide you through your unique journey of feeling energised, confident and calm. I'm here to remind you to take one breath at the time.
I'll introduce you to the 3 principles of my Oltre Yoga method: Awareness, Acceptance and Bold Action. This method works regardless of your yoga experience or fitness level. You can apply it to any personal goal you have, from building confidence to join group yoga classes, to be more calm and worry less.
I create a safe and non-judgemental space for you to express freely and to being heard and cared for.
When you work with me, your yoga practice continues beyond your yoga mat. I’ll teach you how to use the tools of yoga when you face the ups & downs of life so you can come back to balance and harmony quickly.
I'm here to make your experience accessible, effective & fun!
I can't wait to meet you!
Trainings & Certifications
200hrs Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training | Uplifted Kundalini University
30hrs Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | The Shala London
20hrs Sound Medicine Course Level 1 | Sound By Alizz
20hrs Yoga Anatomy | Yoga International
33hrs Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 | Triyoga London
40hrs Children's Yoga Teacher Training Foundation | Children's Yoga Tree
200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training | Lumi Power Yoga