Since my childhood I felt attracted both to arts and to the knowledge of the human body functioning, and I have been always fascinated by connections. Growing up I started exploring various forms of art, from painting to performing arts, including music. The practice of piano brought me to negotiate with chronic inflammation and pain, and for years I received all kind of treatments, getting only temporary results. In the meantime, beside my training in acting and dancing, I started practicing Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido looking for increasing body awareness and improve my posture. Finally I found Rolfing Structural Integration, and receiving Rolfing sessions I started understanding the effect of gravity on my body. This was my turning point, and I could finally feel my body free from any kind of pain and restrictions.
I’ve been working as a professional performer for years, constantly deepening my expertise and knowledge about the body in motion. My passion for connection and communication has brought me to explore the fascinating world of interconnections between body structure, thoughts, emotions and environment by studying and practicing many other disciplines. Among them, I can list Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Coaching, NLP, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, even Astrology and the symbolic world of Tarot. Finally, the love I developed for Structural Integration brought me to attend the certification both as a Rolfer and a Rolf Movement Practitioner.
As a dancer, I was blessed by the meeting with M. Philip Beamish, one of the most famous coach in the world of classic ballet. I worked beside him for years to create the Beamish Bodymind Balancing method, integrating the floor exercises he designed with the principles of Structural Integration.
After years of practice as a movement coach and Beamish Bodymind Balancing trainer, in 2009 I created the Move In Mind method with my husband, the neuropsychologist Davide Pierini. Move In Mind is a method based on the use of mental imagery, and has achieved extraordinary results both in performing arts/sports and rehabilitation. In 2012 we moved to Montreal. In 2017 I met John Sutherland, starting an inspiring collaboration which led to a further step, with the development of the Move in Mind – Intrinsic Sensory Integration method. This is a powerful method aimed to maximize performance and achieve a flow state.
I love to give movement sessions especially to performers, because I think I can easily understand their issues, being a performer myself. I could define my approach as “cognitive” because I love to give my clients and students all the tools they need to create the prerequisites to health, making of gravity their best support.
Among the books I wrote, Move In Mind – The power of Mental Imagery in nervous system rewiring (Kindle Edition) is the one in which you can find the genesis of this powerful approach to movement through mental imagery.