‘‘Fascinated by the fluidity of movement’’
My sporting life began already when I was four years old. I was a little girl full of energy, sharing my time between gymnastics and school work. When I was ten we moved back to the ‘magic island’. Here I took athletics outdoors, began to dance – modern, classic, hip hop – and my awareness of the body began to grow. I was fascinated by the fluidity of movement. Yoga came into my life after some years of study – AcroYoga, Aerial, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Hatha and Yin.
‘‘It all started to take flight’’
While working and travelling with my father in different countries, I became interested in different cultures – and the significance of both mind and body. Out of curiosity I did a teacher training and realised there was no end to my path. But something was missing from all the different practices. Perhaps it was the art of moving freely between them. So I playfully began to mix gymnastics and yoga. When I met Fabrizio it all started to take flight!
‘‘Paragliding – the place my gravity game began’’
My youth was filled with outdoor activities. The mountains of Ciociaria were my gym, where I learned physical fitness through running, climbing, crawling, jumping and swimming. At 13 I began to study Ninjutsu, then Krav Maga. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to explore ancient martial arts, yoga and Qigong – outdoors. From there I went on to rock climbing, trail running, Capoeira, kite surfing, SUP, free diving, and the place my gravity game began – paragliding.
‘‘Trapped in the cage of an office’’
Then for a while a I was trapped in the cage of an office. I practiced CrossFit, MovNat and studied different aspects of training, nutrition and psychology. I was soon buried under a mountain of books, blogs, podcasts and videos. And I couldn’t stop thinking about movement. But it was more than movement – it was the sense of freedom that came with it. I needed more of this in my life, and I wanted to share it with others. So I pulled out of city life, and then I met Lohene!
FAI Tandem Professional Pilot \ ISA certified SUP instructors \ FIN lifeguard \ \ MovNat L1 \ Apnea Academy L1 \ CrossFit L1 \ First Aid \ RLS Remote Life Support (Wilderness Medicine Society)