Gianna Vallefuoco

About

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Artist, entrepreneur, and mindfulness teacher

As Co Owner of Vallefuoco Contractors since 1999, Gianna has spent over two decades helping thousands of clients manifest their creative projects. Trained as an artist in figurative oil painting in Florence, Italy, she uses her art background and principles from her undergraduate degree in psychology to help clients make optimal design decisions, and to create intentional and meaningful spaces in their homes.

In 2014, she incorporated mindfulness into all her work, sharing her practices throughout the construction industry. As an entrepreneur at heart, Gianna is also owner of Beyond Gifted® - a compassion-based gift portal, and founder of Disability Inclusion Guild® - a 501(c)3 dedicated to breaking social barriers for people with disabilities. Gianna believes a conscious intention and a sense of belonging are the key to self empowerment. She began writing her INTENTIONAL SPACES blog in 2020 for her construction clients, but her audience had already expanded well beyond the construction industry. Gianna teaches mindfulness to diverse populations including private companies, pediatric psychologists, non-profits, public and private schools, trade associations, and at retreat centers around the world.

As an undeniable science geek, she is known for weaving neuroscience into her art workshops and creativity retreats, teaching how to optimize the mind for creativity, motivation, and thriving within our communities. As a long time yoga practitioner and RYT200 yoga teacher, Gianna incorporates the practice of yoga nidra into her workshops for manifesting desired life experiences, as well as deep relaxation and improved sleep patterns. Gianna's winding path has lead her to become an inclusion advocate, speaker, and mindfulness & creativity teacher, and her path continues to evolve. She is completing her 2 year MMTCP curriculum with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield through The Awareness Training Institute and Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Gianna feels that to create anything, we must be intentional. "Intention steers us from the heart & saves us from the ego."

Services & Events

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MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS

Neuroscience Meets Mindfulness – Whether you’re looking for tools to regulate emotions, find motivation, or break unwanted patterns and habits, my workshops will empower you to make long term shifts to design and create your desired life and experiences. Start working toward a life you love, the one you get to choose.

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INTUITIVE ART SESSIONS

Small Groups in the Art Studio Join me in my own home in my N Bethesda, MD art studio to harness your creative spirit. In this small group session, we practice meditation, unleash your innate creativity, and help you discover your intuitive calling or purpose. You will create your own artwork to keep forever. All art supplies and media will be provided. Bring only an open mind and heart.

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RETREATS OF A LIFETIME

Life Changing Retreats April 20-26, 2022, join me for the RETREAT OF A LIFETIME in Tuscany, Italy. Spend 6+ life-changing days learning to manifest your ideal life in Montepulciano, Italy at the renowned Relais Ortaglia with Sandy Ferretti,  Sandy Abrams, Elia Nichols and me. Join us to learn concrete ways to optimize your life through breath, voice, posture, intuition, and creativity.

In addition to improving our lives, our extraordinary agenda includes a variety of unforgettable, interactive experiences. View the Tuscan countryside from a hot air balloon (or from the ground,) go truffle hunting for rare culinary treasures, sample Montepulciano’s divine wines, and learn to eat intuitively as we taste and cook some of Italy’s most cherished cuisine together. Enjoy movement and yoga (all levels) while looking out at the breathtaking Italian landscape. More info to follow soon…

As humans, we tend to conform to social norms to be accepted. Often this means suppressing our innate calling in order to do what's expected of us. This includes how we choose our friends, life partners, studies, professions, and our belief systems as a whole. We attach to the identity we create so we can feel like we fit in. Unfortunately, this can mean abandoning our intuitive calling, "our truth." After years of feeling unfulfilled, despite a seemingly successful life, I was able to quiet the influences around me, to find my own truth, and reconnect with my calling. I found a way to weave my existing life into my new life as an artist and a healer, empowering others to create their own ideal lives. Join me to create your own truth, your purpose-driven life.

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WHY CAN’T I MEDITATE?

WHY CAN’T I MEDITATE?

  ONE SIMPLE SHIFT TOWARD STILLNESS   Many of us are curious about the concept of meditation, but we often feel we're not cut out for something so passive. In fact, the most common reason I hear for why people can't or don't engage in meditation is because it...

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