Gianna Vallefuoco


Peaceful morning on the lake with mountains in the background

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. As a 200RYT yoga instructor, she is specialized in teaching the practice of Yoga Nidra for Creativity, for manifesting desired life experiences and opportunities, as well as deep relaxation and improved sleep patterns. Gianna is a speaker, mindfulness & creativity teacher, and an inclusion advocate, sharing her methods with businesses, schools, and communities. 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.

To create anything, we must be intentional. Intention steers us from the heart & saves us from the ego

Services & Events

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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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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.

Farm in Tuscany Italy in the sunshine with fields to be harvested


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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