Vanessa’s teaching style makes people feel welcome, included, respected and safe. Her movement- based approach inspires her students by empowering them to notice how their energy levels, breath quality and emotions can flow when they use their bodies in specific ways. With practice, they learn the power of movement and breath work to achieve positive mental and emotional states through her “Movement for Stress Relief” toolset.
Born in Italy, but now living in London, she started studying Ballet when she was 4 years old and went on to become a freelance professional in Contemporary Dance. She achieved an MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and a doctorate in Cultural Heritage, and trained in Community Dance, which has been a significant influence on how she has developed her teaching around inclusivity.
Her 30 year journey through movement has enabled her to develop a practice, which also draws on wisdom from Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates, Barre and Somatics, to alleviate stress, fear, anxiety, and soothe the nervous system.
She offers students a unique perspective on how moving mindfully with grace and becoming aware of our habitual holding patterns can help break the stress loop we are often stuck-in and allow our bodies to be more available, joyous and free of tension.