Hi, I am Vanessa, a certified Yoga, Pilates and Barre coach and professional dancer, with more than 10 years of teaching experience and 30 years of movement studies under my belt.
Through this crowdfunding I invite you to be part of a generous project and contribute to create a FREE video library of practices to move out of stress and improve mental and physical health.
My biggest passion is to help people of all age and background feel healthy, confident and resilient through Movement for Stress Relief, my signature movement programme, so they can manage stress, build resilience and thrive in all aspects of their life.
Like for many others, with studios closing and in-person meeting becoming impossible, plus huge competition from gigantic health & fitness corporations online, in March 2020 almost everything I had built through years of hard work crumbled down.
Slowly slowly, investing my savings and learning new skills, I have started moving my activities online, but there is still so much to do.
My dream for 2021 is to be able to create a FREE online video library for people who struggle with managing stress and want to take care of their bodies through inclusive and sustainable practices they can do from home. With these free resources I want to share precious tools to calm our minds and bodies, which I have learnt through my training in Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Somatic Practice and Yoga Psychology for Mental Health, and my own personal experience.
In order to achieve that and to continue doing my job, I will need to update my recording equipment and get professional technical support. I would also like to invest on a new website that can be more accessible and suitable to host the video library.
Will you help me achieve that?
You can donate as little as you wish or choose a reward to practice with me online, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE!
p.s. this is what some of the people who have enjoyed Movement for Stress Relief practices in the past have said:
"It felt as if the tension in my cramped body could finally release. You were really respectful and gave many options to choose from, so I was stimulated to really listen to my body and tailor my practice to what I needed." Meriam
"A whole new world of body exploration and movement has been opened. I love being able to slow down and explore different themes such as spiralling or articulating movement in each class". Annelisse
"It was a completely new and exciting way to move my body and discover more confidence and flexibility". Michaela
If you wish to redeem your reward through a live or recorded group class online, here is the schedule:
SCHEDULE (UK time)
- Wednesday 13th January 8.15am-9am: EMPOWER (Pilates + Mobility)
- Thursday 14th January 7pm-7.45pm: RELEASE (Barre + Cardio)
- Saturday 16th January 10am-11am: FLOW (Vinyasa Flow + free movement)
- Wednesday 20th January 8.15am-9am: EMPOWER (Pilates + Mobility)
- Thursday 21st January 7pm-7.45pm: RELEASE (Barre + Cardio)
Once you have choosen your reward please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the class you want to join, I will send you the Zoom link (please note registrations close 20 minutes before the start of the class).
Disclaimer: if you engage in any of the classes you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risk of injury to yourself.