Francesca is a Registered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (RYT500), constantly practicing and studying yoga and meditation. She loves the physical aspect of yoga but she believes we have to go beyond it to find stillness and awareness not only on the mat but in the whole life journey.
With a working sport background as a lifeguard, swim and postural gym teacher, Francesca started working as a full time alternative health care practitioner straight after her three years of professional education in Shiatsu Operator School in Milan. This gave her the opportunity to approach many different techniques that expanded and strengthened her holistic approach, making her method always successful by understanding the underlying connection between body, mind & emotions.
The wellness environment helped her to be more conscious about the self-development that yoga can help to achieve ultimate health. This made her to grow inside the desire to go deeper into the practice until she became yoga instructor in 2016. Her deeper experience and insights of yoga revealed through travelling in India where she learnt deeper aspect of yoga through Yoga Teacher Training Course, Meditation Teacher Training course and meeting many experienced yoga practitioners. Since then, she is using her passion & expertise to use the body as a vehicle for inner awakening.
Merging the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa style with the precision of the Iyengar alignments and the awareness of breath, she creates a perfect fusion of body, mind and spirit in her classes. She considers yoga as a gift, a beautiful tool to connect with our deeper Self, allowing us to start again to feel deeply rather than thinking. Speaking Italian as mother tongue, English, Spanish and French, she has already taught yoga and meditation in Italy, London, Switzerland and Seychelles before joining Yoga Essence, Rishikesh.