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, and now writes their INTENTIONAL SPACES blog. Trained as an artist in figurative oil painting in Florence, Italy, she uses her art background and her undergraduate degree in psychology to help clients make optimal design decisions, and to create intentional and meaningful spaces in their homes. In 2014, Gianna incorporated mindfulness into all her work, sharing Mindfulness and Empathy Practices throughout the construction industry. As an entrepreneur at heart, Gianna is also owner of Beyond Gifted - a wellness-based gift portal, and is founder of Disability Inclusion Guild - a 501(c)3 dedicated to breaking social barriers for people with disabilities.
Gianna uses neuroscience, art, yoga philosophy, and mindfulness principles in her workshops, sharing how to optimize the brain for creativity, motivation, and thriving within our communities. She is specialized in teaching the practice of Yoga Nidra as a method to find deep relaxation, improve sleep patterns, and set and manifest intentions to create desired life experiences. Gianna is a speaker, retreat leader, mindfulness and 200 RYT yoga teacher, and an inclusion advocate, training businesses, communities, and schools in Mindfulness and Intuitive Creativity, as well as Inclusive Diversity, Equity, & Belonging. She is always deepening her mindfulness practice, and is currently participating in the 2 year MMTCP Program through The Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
Services & Events
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.
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.
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…
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