I grew up in Germany, India, and the UK before moving to Florence after university in 1997. After years of working in fashion and hospitality marketing, I realized that I finally had to dedicate myself to what gives me serenity and completeness: yoga. Yoga has always been an important part of my life and I completed my first Yoga Teachers Training course in Italy. I then decided to deepen my yogic studies directly under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand, the founder of Yoga Alliance International, in India and received the master level certificate in Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. I’m also certified in teaching yoga to kids and teenagers.
After some years in the field, I feel much honoured and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the certified training in Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga at The Trauma Centre, Boston.
Giuma is a journey in itself for me. It’s a journey that started twenty years ago when I first got introduced to yoga, a pilgrimage through which I see the world and live my life. The name “Giuma” is the union of the names of my daughters: Giulia & Emma who constantly encourage me to follow my heart.
Yoga & Art
I have been practicing yoga for last seven years and now I am a certified Yoga Alliance International teacher since 2012. My interest lies in Ashtanga Vinyasa. My exposure to Ayurveda for two years at Ayurveda International Academy in Italy increased my knowledge of corporeal processes of human body and helps me in personalizing the yoga practice according to individual need. I have a degree in art history and am specialized to work with children in museums. My interest to work with kids resulted in me attaining a teacher training certificate for kids and teens from Balya Yoga in 2012. I believe that the combination of art and yoga is an important instrument for an experimental education, especially for kids. I continue my practice following the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga.