I have been practicing yoga for over forty years and teaching for almost that long. My eye has gotten trained to observe and a sixth sense has developed over the years. I love to teach and am pleased to share whatever knowledge, limited as it is, with any student that asks.
I stumbled upon yoga almost by chance. In 1993, Sandra Sabatini was looking for a vegetarian cook for one of her seminars. It was the last thing I wanted to do, having just sold my part in the restaurant “Il Vegetariano” in Florence, where I also met Elizabeth. Destiny had other plans for me. Sandra suggested an individual yoga lesson in exchange for a session of Trager Pschophysical Integration , the other passion in my life. Since then I have continued to practice yoga alongside Trager, and in addition to being a Trager practitioner and Tutor, I train Tutors internationally for Trager International. In that first lesson with Sandra I discovered a unique touch that wakened parts of me that I didn’t even know existed. I thought that years of dance and study of the human body, from dance therapy to shiatzu, plantar reflexology, years with Jack Painter and Postural Integration, and in 1988 introducing and subsequentially cultivating Trager in Italy was more than enough.
Perhaps a graduate degree in Philosophy and Religion at Vassar College in 1976 had already, unknownst to me, paved the way. In any event, this yoga enchanted me. After many years of study with Sandra and Elizabeth, in 2002 I began to teach and at present, in addition to the New Yoga Center, I teach in various places in Florence and Pontassieve. I do continue cooking, at times for yoga seminars, and sooner or later (because of many requests) I’ll surely offer a seminar of yoga and cooking!