In Italiano


She leaves Rome and moves to the middle of a forest in Umbria with her son Teodoro and her partner. She writes poetry and paints. She has been practicing yoga since she was 18 and her practices are fluid and dynamic. What is fundamental to them is the breath, which is combined with the movement in search of physiological alignment that is beneficial to both the body and the mind. Each sequence becomes a meditation in movement.

What do you have for breakfast in the morning?

A teaspoon of ghee butter and a glass of water and lemon. I don't like eating in the morning and for a long time I practised intermittent fasting so I didn't eat breakfast.

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

I live in the countryside and I love taking walks with my dog very early in the morning. Morning walks for me are moving meditations. I often sit in a meadow or in the woods or wherever I feel there is a good energy and do Pranayama exercises. Or I just stop and listen.

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

Take your eyes off your phone! Look at the beauty of the sky today!

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

Practising yoga every day helps me a lot.

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

Waking up every morning and being happy with your life.

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

About the importance of choosing vegetarianism or a more conscious diet.

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

I believe that one day we will all be 'forced' either by personal choice or by the natural course of events to become vegetarians. Violence always generates more violence. A world where people don't kill for food is an evolved world.

What human characteristic most appeals to you?

Goodness of spirit.

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

Fedor Dostoevsky because he is one of my favourite writers of whom I have read almost everything: he had a full and also quite hallucinatory life, he was even sentenced to death and at the gallows he was granted a pardon. I would say that already this could be a good topic for dinner conversation. Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher, an absolutely brilliant and enlightening person from whom I would be afraid to even ask a question, as he punctually asks you questions and without you realising it makes you analyse yourself and the meaning of your life. Chet Baker, a jazz artist who I love madly and to hear him live would be indescribable.

Do you tend to choose courage or comfort?

When I realise that I am entering moments of comfort I look for the courage to get out of them.

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

I would have always wished to become a doctor. My life, however, has taken other directions from the very beginning. I believe that somehow teaching yoga helps me to help people and this makes me, at this point in my life, happy for the choices I have made.

Describe your practice in three words.

Authentic, fluid, creative.


Your everyday uniform: 501 and white shirt
Favourite flowers: Wild flowers.
Your comfort food: Parmigiana.
Your favourite magazine: Vice, even though it's been ages since I read it.
The book of your heart: Les fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire.
Your favourite artist: Caravaggio, Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Monet, Borondo, Picasso.
Your favourite city: Rome, but the first time I saw Venice I literally wept for the beauty.