In Italiano


She teaches us to have fun during the practices, to take ourselves less seriously and at the same time to be deep and concrete in our emotions through poems, anecdotes and stories she shares during the practices. If you leave the camera open, she is sure to call you by name and give you suggestions for moving forward in the practice!

What do you have for breakfast in the morning?

Coffee with almond milk, fruit and whatever I can find that is chocolate.

What is the first thing you do every morning to start your day the best way?

I sit on the edge of the bed, move my back slightly with my eyes still closed, stretch my arms, open my eyes and off we go!

What would you write on a billboard in the centre of your city?

I would write what for years has been kind of a motto for me and which is a word that goes with me. I had the chance to participate in the production of a documentary on Martino Oberto, a visual poet, artist and exceptional conversationalist. In his studio there was a piece of writing composed of typographic characters, it read 'reflect'. Martino's words and his drive towards self-analysis have never left me.

Do you have rituals that help you feel more confident with yourself?

I have no real rituals, now that I think about it the only ritual in my life is yogic practice. Certainly being on the mat for my self-practice allows me to confront my body and my thoughts. The contact is so intimate that self-awareness can only grow. In my opinion, there is no security without awareness.

What comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘success’?

When I first read the question I thought of the past participle of the verb “succedere” (to follow something in italian), so perhaps I associate the word success much more with the concept of organisation in time and space rather than arrival at a goal. I think that for me today success is really linked to the achievement of a smooth succession of life and the flow of experiences rather than an arrival.

If you were invited to speak at a conference and you didn't have to talk about your work, what would you talk about?

Definitely feminism, which is an important part of my life, just as politics has always been. So I would talk about the fight against patriarchy, about rights, equality, sisterhood, the examples of the past and those of today. I would also talk about the extraordinary women who fought for the women of today and the extraordinary women of today fighting for the women of tomorrow.

Is there anything you believe in that other people find crazy?

The influence of the moon on everyday life.

What human characteristic most appeals to you?

I am very undecided between empathy and kindness. I think perhaps the gift of kindness is among the most valuable in existence.

Three people you would invite for dinner if you had the chance and why.

Can I choose from the past? Definitely David Bowie, perhaps in the Ziggy era, eternal icon of style and symbol of exploring one's own possibilities. Gertrude Stein, because a better patron, mentor, organiser of incredible salons than her has perhaps never existed. Adolf Loos because I have too many questions to ask him not to have him at this table!

Do you tend to choose courage or comfort?

Courage, always. And isn't life much more comfortable when we can take courage instead of waiting and filling ourselves with anxiety?

If you could change your job for a day, what would you become?

A ballet dancer. Ballet, a great love of my life, has had so much to teach me and if it were my job for a day I would enjoy it and honor it with a heart full of joy.

Do you have any favourite podcasts? Which ones would you suggest?

I admit I don't listen to podcasts! I prefer reading or listen to music. So I might suggest books, that this summer have awakened a great interest in ancient Greece and classical works. Madeline Miller with "The Song of Achilles", "Circe" and Natalie Haynes with “A Thousand Ships” have awakened a great interest in ancient Greece and classical works.

Describe your practice in three words.

Playful, intense, rooted.


Your everyday uniform: All white! I'm always a butter stick.
Favourite flowers: Thistles.
Your comfort food: Pasta with tomato sauce.
Your favourite magazine: Apartamento.
The book of your heart: Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari.
Your favourite artist: Marco Cerone in the contemporary panorama and I would say Hans Arp from the past
Your favourite city: Paris