In Italiano


Yoga came about by chance. In a moment of difficulty, the practice came into her life, initially as a simple physical movement up until the exploration of meditation. She trained with Max Gandossi to teach the first series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. From there, her path shifted towards the practice of Rocket Vinyasa, learned from several teachers including David Kyle (Baba Rocket) and Beatrice Mezzanotte. One of the recent discoveries in her practice is Dharma Yoga, in her teacher Mark Kan's reinterpretation.

What do you have for breakfast in the morning?

Breakfast for champions! Vegetable milk with whole grain cereals and oats, rye bread, a couple of bananas and another fruit. I always add a protein such as edamame, tofu etc. and of course a teaspoon of honey (from a beehive I have 'adopted') with lemon and ginger.

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

Feeding Zlatan, my cat, who patiently waits until five o'clock to wake me up. Then my Ashtanga practice.

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

Heart forward.

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

No, if you have any, tell me!

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

Mmm that is a past participle. It's a past tense which is not here now so it has little value to me.

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

I guess I would try to explain how the world around us works through the eyes of the new discoveries in quantum physics: reality is a magical world if you open your mind.

What human characteristic most appeals to you?


Do you tend to choose courage or comfort?

Courage: I am a wimp full of fears to be in the world. I have learnt to face them with awareness. I will never find courage only for one thing: water slides. I will continue to watch them comfortably lying in the sun.

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

Forest ranger.

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

So many, I have an avalanche of them. I recommend Pm Confidential by Paola Maugeri, Keen on yoga by Adam Keen and to start the day News dal Pianeta Terra by life fare radio.

Describe your practice in three words.

Strength, fun, listening.


Your everyday uniform: 50/50 between jeans, fleece and cap (I also keep it at home) and leggings and yoga bodysuit.
Favourite flowers: no flowers, plants: lemon, olive and cherry tree
Your comfort food: cocoa beans
Your favourite magazine: The International
The book of your heart: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez
Your favourite artist: just one?!?!
Your favourite city: Lyon because I spent most of my childhood there