Francesca Giusti's teaching seeks to bring together the elements of a deep inner quest with the joy that comes from the present moment, combining a powerful and energetic practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
Italian by birth, Francesca has lived in different countries since her early twenties - from England to Egypt, Spain to Australia and Ireland. She is currently living in the UK.
After practicing yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for few years, Francesca trained as a yoga instructor in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia. The wealth of wisdom of her teachers (Emil Wendel, Rachel Zinman, Louisa Sears amongst them) opened a door to philosophical investigation and different practices such as pranayama and meditation, deepening her quest. She completed her second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with David Curtis from Dublin, who is a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. She was then drawn to a more serious practice of the Iyengar Yoga method, attending classes in Ireland and continental Europe. Her teaching is influenced by this strong and precise system.
Francesca is very much a travelling yogi and undertakes intense and rewarding pilgrimages in India where she practices the physical and the devotional aspects of Yoga. She studies with renowned teachers in Mysore (Yogacharya V. Venkatesha), Kerala and Goa (Sharat Arora, Brahmani Yoga, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty), and Rishikesh and Tiruvannamalai (Jnana Yoga). Her passions and self practices are moving towards Jnana Yoga and the Advaita Vedanta tradition, with the joy and surrender that she embraces under the guidance of Clive Sheridan. She regularly joins Clive and on his annual retreat in India.
Francesca also incorporates Yin Yoga in her teaching and practice (she studied with Sarah Powers), holding the stillness of the poses to stimulate the physical and energetic body in a balancing and powerful blend.
Read more about Francesca in this interview