My name is Ilaria.
I am a certified Breathwoker with Inspiration Consciousness School and have been studying and practicing Integrative Breathing for the last 6 years.
I am also a certified Life Coach with New Ventures West and have a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been deeply involved with the Enneagram, studying and learning from Russ Hudson,
and I'm part of a Fourth Way group since several years.
Each of these disciplines aims to help people uncover the depths of who they are, become more mindful, and change habitual patterns.
My personal calling is to support and facilitate this process of becoming more aware of ourselves
and of appreciating
our gifts and our way of being for the sake of having a more fulfilling, exciting, and expansive life.
I was born in Rome, Italy.
I have been curious about the complexities of the mind and the depths of my inner world for my whole life. I always knew I wanted to study psychology.
So, I did. Clinical Psychology was fascinating and yet, I felt it was missing something fundamental. Something about the true embodiment of the understandings I had about myself and others.
I then started studying the Enneagram, a model of the human psyche that shows the different ways we distort what is essential in us.
The Enneagram was a powerful and useful tool to me, as it really helped me to understand myself and others and to see the patterns of personality that keep us stuck.
In 2012, love made me move to the United States, unexpectedly. I landed in New York City that fall. A couple of months later, while I was participating to many Enneagram workshops led by Russ, author of The Wisdom of The Enneagram,
I started an 8 week "Awakening" course in Baltimore based on Integrative Breathing, led by Jessica Dibb.
At the time I didn't know what Breathwork was.
In the course, we were continuously invited to become conscious of the breath.
It seemed easy, but ended up being more difficult than expected. We were invited to get in touch with our life force and to express it without shame, attachment, or fear. We were invited to be ourselves and yet, to challenge the way we took ourselves to be.
I learned how to breathe consciously. I learned that no matter how much we study and understand ourselves, we can't heal trauma if we don't express and release it physically, if we don't connect body, mind, and heart, and if we don't EMBODY what we learn through practice.
Breathwork and the Enneagram have changed my life and made my understanding of the psychological realm so much deeper and more complete.
Through the Enneagram I saw and felt the brain patterns in a very specific and revelatory way, through Breathwork I was able to work with them and break out of them.
My hope is for Breathwork to become an accessible tool for all, and for people to dive into practices like this and like the Enneagram, which help us process who we are and how we are made in an integrative and powerful way that is not limited to the cognitive level, but takes into consideration the human being as a whole.