I’m a passionate dancer, music lover and nature lover.
I left London where I was born and grew up at the age of 21. My first destination was the Italian Alps. After the winter season there I moved to Milan where I lived and worked for several years. Several years later I moved to Tuscany to became part of a project to create an alternative, ecological way of living in the Tuscan hills where I still live today.
I taught children and teenagers English in private and state schools in Italy for almost 30 years.
I developed a method of teaching a second language using creativity and movement which I then also used to help children with learning difficulties in the school system. After some years I opened a studio where I offered support to young people with difficulties at school not only with English.
I had learned from a very early age classical and then contemporary dance in some of the best schools of London. Dance was my refuge as a dyslexic child stressed by the school system, it was where I found peace, inner strength & joy. I don’t think the classes were enough because I improvised every day on my own, personal creative dances wherever I was.
In my turbulent adolescence I continued to study dance in the dance academies structure and at the same time went out dancing on the week ends in clubs and discotheques. I loved the freedom that the dance gave me and the ecstasy I felt without any use of drugs at all! Many years later I understood that it is in moments of free expressive dance and movement that dance can be a support and healing tool.
I eventually left the academic structure of the dance schools and London in search of the myself and free expression.
In Italy I participated in several courses of dance (Indian, African, Tarrantelle etc.,) and finally dance as a healing instrument by training in Trance Dance and Dance Movement Therapy, Maria Fux method.
In the years that followed I continued my formative training in numerous self-healing courses, movement practices, Shamanic practices and women’s circles which have helped me feel free and finally find the 5Rhythms practice and Conscious Dance.
I am certified to teach the 5Rhythms Waves level, a mentor for the Spaceholder program and mentor to new certified 5Rhythms teachers. I am currently in training to teach the Heartbeat level and studying to become a MindBody Therapist.
All the different practices and research I have done in my life integrate very naturally with the 5Rhythms. I work with dance & movement as a healing process and a way to become more embodied and mindful. I work mainly with groups but also individual one to one sessions helping people specifically discover and accept their true selves and find their path to manifesting there talents.
I love to create conscious dance retreats in the beautiful Italian countryside, integrating all my studies together with the power of nature.