Freddie moved to London in her early twenties with a backpack full of dreams and no idea what to do with her future. She was curious to see the world outside the small town in Italy she was from, so she traveled to distant lands and faraway continents in between desk jobs. She took up the practice of yoga after her first trip to India in 2000. Poses and breath-work soon became a way of balancing the frantic pace of her city life. Yoga gradually improved the way she lived and her interactions with others. When a flatmate suggested she could be a yoga teacher, everything suddenly made sense.
Freddie trained under the guidance of Tara Fraser, her main yoga teacher, but was also influenced by Simon Low’s Yin Yang Yoga and the strength-based approach of Zoe Knott. She holds a 500+hr senior level diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, and is also qualified as a Foundation Course tutor and assessor of trainee teachers.
Freddie has been regularly teaching classes in London since 2007. Her style of dynamic yoga integrates breath-initiated movement and elements of applied anatomy and movement science into a steady, deep, unrushed flow of poses that increase physical activity as well as encouraging mindfulness. Her intention is to infuse your busy life with clarity and strength, helping you to live stress-free, but also guiding you towards an enhanced feeling of wellbeing and a clearer sense of self.
Freddie draws inspiration from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, and the current forms of yoga that stemmed from him. In 2008 she spent a month in India training at the K.Y.M. school in Chennai founded by his son T.K.V. Desikachar. She also trained in London with some of the most influential Western yoga teachers including Donna Farhi, Max Strom, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers and Shiva Rea. Freddie continues to be a dedicated student. In the past few years she was influenced by Jason Crandell’s teaching method. More recently, she has been gradually adopting a functional movement approach to postural practice. Yoga is her way of life and like life it keeps evolving.