"“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”
I grew up in a small town in Italy where I explored the world through movement by dancing, running, and pretend games that I was Bionic Woman.
I used music & dance to quiet my mind and let go. In my body, I felt free from my outside circumstances of an unstable, broken family & home.
From 6 months to 6 years, I was loved by and lived with an Italian foster family in a beautiful warm community. After this, I started my education in a live-in catholic nun’s college and was only allowed to go back during holidays. This feeling of separation & isolation stayed with me throughout my life and spiraled into a repeating pattern of disconnection.
As I grew up, my personality shifted from an outgoing joyful girl to a depressed & insecure introvert until I had suicidal thoughts as a teen. This led me to a cross roads where I came to know & believe that one day I would be free, at home & connected.
When I was 18, I finally escaped to London where I entertained & looked for freedom in all the distractions that society suggested: shopping, drugs, alcohol, partying, sex, dependent relationships, travel, and big city thrills. I chased the university achievements, career ladder dream and got my highs from skydiving every weekend.
During my year and a half living in Nepal, I felt deeply inspired & heart melted by the culture. I lived in an ashram and followed a yoga teacher who helped me to fully recover from pneumonia & rock climbing injuries. This experience led me to discover the healing powers of yoga asana.
At age 26, I found there was still something missing. I questioned, “What’s the point of it all? What am I here for?” I left my boyfriend, career, home, & sold everything searching for inner peace and the true purpose of life questioning societies values. My inquiry led me to many years of travel starting in India where I found home & answers to my deepest questions through the studies of the ancient Indian scriptures of self-knowledge: Vedanta. It was there that I was first introduced to the philosophy of yoga.
Experiencing the spiritual & physical benefits started my lifelong ongoing journey of peeling through patterns of pain. Through connecting to my pain & letting go of patterns, I experienced a glimpse of the vision of unity that I was given through my spiritual studies. I was left open to create a new story of love & connection as opposed to fear & rejection.
I spent 4 years traveling while expanding my passion for self-growth, massage & yoga. I received several qualifications throughout Asia, India, & Australia. Massage became my meditation and allowed me to integrate back into the western world. I made a living while staying devoted to my calling for a deeper meaning.
Yoga is my daily practice on a journey of coming home to my body. It has been a transformational tool in healing repeating patterns of trauma & dealing with the challenges of pregnancy & divorce.
My daughter inspired the childlike joy & play back into my life which is when I opened my heart to Acro. Now, I gracefully weave yoga, massage & play together to help people feel connected, at home and free to be themselves.
Forever a student of yoga and life, my mission now is to share, connect & inspire as many people as possible on their journey to unconditional home. I believe that everyone is a powerful being and it’s the most fascinating journey to observe and participate in the awakening.
Welcome to Awakening Unity.