Hello, I’m Giulia!
Born in Naples in 1991, I have studied dancing since young age and moved to London in my 20s to start working professionally as a contemporary dancer. As a mover, I’ve been working with the body since my all life.
What brought me to yoga is the will to find a stability and a steadiness in my freelance career. I started on my own as a self practitioner, but moving forward I understood I wanted to deepen my knowledge and go beyond the physical practice. I did her first teacher training with Ambra Vallo and now I am a Hatha Raja Vinyasa Yoga 500hr.
As my practice has always been influenced by different lineages, I am also qualified in Forrest Yoga (130hr), Rocket Yoga (100hr), Poppy Perinatal (50hr).
Find your style
Hatha Raja Yoga
Hatha and Raja yoga are known as the most traditional forms of yoga. Probably the yoga of the yogas, a balancing practice with the goal of unifying mind, body and spirit.
Through Hatha we honour the energies of the sun (HA) and the moon (THA) and through Raja yoga, known as the Royal path, we work towards tapping into our inner self.
Expect to practice Pranayama (control of the breath), Asana (physical postures), Kriya (cleansing techniques), mantra, meditation with the purpose of balancing the body and the mind.
‘Vinyasa’ means ‘placing with awareness’. In these open-level classes you will synchronise breath and movement as you flow through the postures and transitions.
Dynamic and open to all… expect to focus the mind, build strength and flexibility, at the end you will feel energised and inspired.
A powerful and fast practice that includes dynamic sequencing as well as static poses. There is an emphasis on strength, conditioning and balance. Expect to be challenged playing with inversions, transitions and arm balances. The perfect practice to awaken your entire body, the nervous system feeding it with lots of prana (energy) while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in your practice.
Forrest yoga is at its core a self-healing practice. The intense physical work accompanied by a deep connection with the breath allows you to access and release emotions stuck in the body and to develop a deep awareness and connection with yourself.
The pillars of the Forrest practice are: breath, strength, integrity and spirit. The main differences from traditional yoga are the deep abdominal work and working with neck relaxed (no drishti here!).
A therapeutic practice on a physical and emotional level, intense, but very different from the experience of a dynamic class. Suitable for all levels and for all types of injuries.
6 good reasons to practice yoga
1. It helps us live in the present
It is very important that we learn how to unplug and focus on what’s going on in our body and in our mind right now. Happiness can only be found here and now.
2. It makes us stronger and more flexible inside out
Not just physically, but also mentally.
3. Gain a sense of inner calm
Yoga quiets the monkey mind. Yoga chitta vrtti nirodha: “Yoga is the stilling of the vortex of the mind.” Yoga teaches us how to step back from our churning thoughts and maintain a state of inner calm.
4. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude
By bringing awareness to our body and what it can do and clearing your head, we can become aware how much we have to be grateful for in our life. Can’t we all agree that the world could use a little more gratitude?
5. It’s our time to explore and be more playful
Practicing yoga encourages us to approach new and challenging situations with curiosity and playfulness instead of ego and frustration. As adults we rarely attempt new things, like balancing on our hands or our head. Taking on physical, mental and emotional challenges as part of a ‘practice’ (instead of a ‘performance’) helps us cultivate ‘child mind’… where we are less goal-oriented and more present from moment to moment.
6. It reminds us to breathe!
…How many times do we forget to breathe?
Why practicing with me
I have been working with my body for my entire life. As a teacher, my intention is to stay present and guide you with integrity and discrimination but not speaking over your inner teacher, which has always been there, we just need to learn how to speak its language again. My practice is an invitation to slowly soften into the trust our body has been waiting for all along.