• Experience

    Hey, listen to me, where do you live now?

    “Ma, ascoltami, dove vivi adesso?” Quante volte mi sono sentita rivolgere questa domanda. Quante volte avrei voluto rispondere: “cazzi tuoi mai?” Quante volte non l’ho fatto.  Troppe.  A molti questa domanda può sembrare banale. A me, ogni volta che mi fanno questa domanda, un po’ mi sento morire. Non perché non lo voglia dire, ma perché c’è così tanto racchiuso dietro il nome di una semplice città.  Se dicessi semplicemente Siviglia, ometterei che l’Italia è dove sono nata, perderei di vista quei due anni negli Stati Uniti e i tanti viaggi passati nel mezzo. Perché sì, vivo a Siviglia, ma c’è tutta una lunga serie di avventure che mi hanno…

  • Yoga

    Meditation for beginners + FREE PRINTABLE

    Even though I’m a yoga teacher, meditation comes really difficult for me. I’m good in breathing techniques, but at the moment in which I stop counting the breaths or repeating inhale, exhale, my mind starts to wander without control. That’s why, I choose meditation for my January challenge. Each month I’ll challenge myself to add a new healthy habit in my life. I give myself a month to see if the new habit sink with me, or it comes difficult. JANUARY: 21-DAY MEDITATION Did you know that the words “medicine” and “meditation” come from the same Latin word? The root is “mederi” that means to heal. This information was given…

  • Health coach

    What does a health coach exactly do?

    Since I’ve started my yoga teacher certification I felt the need to know more. I rediscovered a love for learning, left behind when university almost dragged me to depression. That’s why I’ve decided to connect my yoga teacher knowledge with something interconnected: health coaching. WHAT DOES A HEALTH COACH? A health coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority helping clients feel their best through food and lifestyle changes, tailoring individualized wellness programs to meet their clients’ needs. Firstly, we health coach ourselves. We are constantly learning from within ourselves and from our clients. We help transitioning into those important healthy habits that can lead to a better lifestyle. Health coaching…

  • Experience

    Body shaming: my experience

    Have you ever been a victim of body shaming? I was, and it’s not funny. The middle school period was hell to me. Ask my mom, she definitely remember as much as I do. She was my rock in a moment in which I felt I was about to sink. Everything started because one girl wanted to be best friend with my best friend. She wanted to cut me out of the picture, and she succeeded. I was losing my best friend, and these girls were treating me like shit. Every day I was coming home crying, overwhelmed by all the mean things that her and my ex-best friend would…

  • Health coach,  Intentions

    Focus word and intentions of 2019

    Happy New Year lovely people! 2019 has officially begun and all the brand new firing resolutions are out there. For this year, I took inspiration from Kayla In The City and decided that, rather than writing resolutions that I’m definitely not going to follow, I’ll set intentions and a specific focus word for this brand new year. I’ve seen a lot of people using fancy words to focus on in their 2019. Mine is not fancy, romantic or elegant. My word is BUSINESS, and now I’m going to describe why. I’ve always been struggling with jobs. I don’t like the idea of working for someone, I love making my own…

  • Health coach

    How to stick to your New Year’s resolution

    At the end of each year, everybody sets a resolution or multiple ones: I want to lose weight, I want to find a job, I want to find the love of my life. Most of the times, the resolutions that we set are too big and unrealistic that, by the end of the year, we forget it and we don’t accomplish anything. Do you want to know how to stick to your New Year’s resolution? Follow these 5 simple advice before setting your resolution: 1. SMALL GOALS Start simple. Don’t set goals that feel impossible to realize the minute after you said it. Losing weight is a huge goal, amazing…

  • Health coach

    How my approach to fitness changed in 2018

    At the end of 2018, I find myself certified as a yoga teacher and in the middle of the process of becoming a health coach. With six kilos less, I carry a different mindset to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. How was I at the beginning of 2018? Let’s walk down a little bit on memory lane. I spent New Year’s Eve high as hell in Madison, Wisconsin. I was sad, my journey as an au pair was about to come to an end. I didn’t know what to expect from my coming back to Italy after two years. On January 6th, I took the flight back to…

  • Yoga

    Christmas presents for a yogi

    Do you have a friend who’s a yogi but you have no idea what to gift them for Christmas? Well, you came to the right place. I’m that yogi friend, so I can easily help you with your task and suggest what I would love to find under a Christmas tree as a yogi (wink to all my friends out there). 1. YOGA MAT BAG Most of your yogi friends will probably have a yoga mat yet, that’s the first tool that a yogi needs. Most of all, if in the yoga studious where they practice they have to rent it. Sometimes, when you buy a yoga mat, the bag…

  • Yoga

    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR HAMSTRING RELEASE

    Are you scared of going to a yoga class because you are not flexible? Do you think because you can’t touch your feet you are not going to be able to do yoga? Well, I’m telling you something: I was scared too. Another secret that I’d like to share is that I’ve never really been flexible. Not even when I was a little kid practicing gymnastics. All of my friends were doing splits so easily, while I was truly struggling. Eventually, I gave up on gymnastics, I started swimming and that definitely didn’t help my flexibility. My legs became stronger than ever, but they lost a lot of flexibility.  When…

  • Yoga

    How I Became a Yoga Teacher

    THE BEGINNING Crazy to think of how I became a yoga teacher! The first time I set foot in a yoga class, it wasn’t even a yoga studio. It was exactly one year that I was living in the United States. During all that period, even though I wanted, I couldn’t find the courage to step into a yoga class. I thought I wasn’t good for yoga because I wasn’t flexible, thin or had a background in gymnastics. I was scared by all those amazing yogis doing weird ass poses on Instagram. I thought I was never going to be able to do them. I wish I could go back…