Hi, I am Vanessa!

Yoga, Pilates and Barre teacher
Dance Artist
Former Postdoc Researcher
Mental Health advocate
Obsessed with: neuroscience, cats, coffee

My mission is to help you move in an intelligent way to manage stress, feel healthy, fit and confident, and clear-minded.
I believe movement is not brainless exercise but art, medicine, pleasure, a portal to connect to the best, most authentic version of yourself.

How can I support you?

Crafted self-study mini courses 

Follow step-by step movement programmes to focus on your specific physical and emotional goals. From Stress Relief restorative journeys to Immune System strengthening immersions, I have got you covered!

Transformative Movement 6 months programme

Part in LIVE streaming, part as a self-study course, experience a balanced movement & mindset journey integrating techniques from Yoga Psychology, Pilates, Barre and Somatic Dance to reduce physical and mental tension, improve mental health and feel strong, flexible and graceful. 

121 bespoke training

Book a private session or full  training programme completely tailored on your needs and desires, and achieve your wellness goals effectively and with no more time wasting. 

I am your biggest fan!

My teaching style makes you feel welcome, included, respected and safe.
My movement-based approach empowers you to notice how your energy levels, breath quality and emotions can flow when you use your body in specific ways. With practice, you learn the power of movement and breathwork to achieve positive mental and emotional states.
 
Why am I so passionate about this stuff?

I feel in love with Ballet when I was 4 years old and after many career detours I went on to become a freelance professional in Contemporary Dance. I achieved an MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and a doctorate in Cultural Heritage, and trained in Community Dance, which has been a significant influence on how I have developed my teaching around inclusivity.
 
What I share with you is the result of a 30 years journey through movement including Yoga Psychology, Pilates, Barre and Somatic Dance, which I integrate to help you alleviate stress, fear, anxiety, and soothe the nervous system.

"Even though I now access to a wide variety of classes I have still not been able to find a teacher like Vanessa. Vanessa is so passionate about her classes and she has a unique way of connecting the mind and body. I always leave her classes feeling not only physically relaxed and revived but also mentally recharged."

Monique 

I offer you a unique perspective on how moving mindfully and becoming aware of our habitual holding patterns can help break the stress loop we are often stuck-in, so your body and mind can be free of tension, strong, grounded and more energised.

A little bit of my movement background...



MA Dance Performance - Trinity Laban Conservatoire London

PhD Cultural Heritage - Polytechnic of Turin



Advanced Yoga Psychology 300h (in progress) - Yoga Psyche Soul

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety - The Minded Institute

Ante/Postnatal Pilates and Pilates for Orthopaedic Conditions - Future Fit

Advanced Mat Pilates L3 - Future Fit

Mandala Vinyasa - The Yoga People

Yin Yoga - Sarah Lo Yoga

Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga 200h - Hari Om Yoga School

Barre 200h - Barrecore

Contemporary Dance Specialist - International Dance Association

Community Dance programme - University of Turin