Vanessa Michielon

Vanessa Michielon

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
    Barre and Pilates

    16 Steps

    Join Amy Holly, Sally Parkes & Vanessa Michielon for our energising and strengthening barre and pilates course.

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  • Strong for Summer
    Strong for Summer

    22 Steps

    Your essential collection of strengthening classes for the summer.

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  • Yoga for Anxiety
    Yoga for Anxiety

    45 Steps

    There 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.

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  • Pilates for Strength
    Pilates for Strength

    6 Steps

    A strengthening pilates course with Vanessa Michielon which strengthens as it lengthens and tones the whole body.

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  • Springtime 30 Day Yoga Challenge
    Springtime 30 Day Yoga Challenge

    30 Steps

    MFML's Springtime 30-Day Yoga Challenge: Taking Small Steps to a Healthy, Happy and Sustainable Life

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  • Christmas Yoga Course
    Christmas Yoga Course

    25 Steps

    25 days of Yoga to ease frazzled nerves around Christmas time and help you to enjoy and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.

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  • Prenatal Yoga and Pilates Course
    Prenatal Yoga and Pilates Course

    8 Steps

    Yoga and Pilates can help during pregnancy, a time when the body is undergoing so many changes.

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