I’ve been occupying space in “The Florentine” for the past three months, writing about eating together, our relationship with the scale, and where to go when you need a “WiFi diet.” But I haven’t told you anything about myself yet!
My origins are a bit tough to guess. With a father from Cameroon and a mother from Russia, I was born and grew up in Paris and then spent 12 years in Berlin. Now I’ve called Florence home for 18 years.
What would one naturally be obsessed with given my upbringing? Food!
And… a fear of gaining weight, of course.
This was what motivated me to become a nutrition coach and yoga teacher and to found FiloCIBOsofia Slow Life” (side note: “CIBO” means “food” in Italian). Getting to know the huge food world “behind the scenes” allowed me to understand how I could become free of mea culpa and my fears surrounding food. The answer was very simple: practicing slowness, especially at the table; and for doing that, the practice of soothing yoga is a wonderful tool in learning to listen and respect the signs our bodies send us while we eat.
But enough autobiography: what do my clients say about me? They describe me as empathetic, a good listener, and they consistently comment positively on my deep and soothing voice (check it out here). But I also have a sense of humour, which, of course, I can only prove to you in person.
It will be my pleasure to meet you soon at one of my yoga events!