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.
Courses with Vanessa
Barre and Pilates
Join Amy Holly, Sally Parkes & Vanessa Michielon for our energising and strengthening barre and pilates course.
Yoga for Anxiety
Yoga for AnxietyThere are times when life can leave us overwhelmed and anxious. Yoga, meditation and visualisation, breathwork and journaling can help.This is a four-week course to help you address your relationship to anxiety. In this course you will find:28 yoga classesBreathwork classes including an SOS breathwork classMeditation classesJournaling an [...]
Pilates for Strength
A strengthening pilates course with Vanessa Michielon which strengthens as it lengthens and tones the whole body.
Springtime 30 Day Yoga Challenge
MFML's Springtime 30-Day Yoga Challenge: Taking Small Steps to a Healthy, Happy and Sustainable Life + I had been doing Yoga for a long time, but that 30 day challenge gave me a much needed kick up the you know what!! Andy - Mover since 2020It can seem like everything is shifting around us. Seemingly everything we once knew as solid is melting into t [...]
Christmas Yoga Course
25 days of Yoga to ease frazzled nerves around Christmas time and help you to enjoy and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.