About Giovanni

GportraitGiovanni Felicioni is a certified Advanced Rolfer, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher, practicing as a bodyworker in London and abroad for over 28 years.

I teach regularly for the International Rolfing® Faculty. I also teach Yoga and Anatomy for the London based Yoga Teacher Training Course, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga, and based on the pioneering work of Mary Stewart and Vanda Scaravelli.

I run a Rolfing®/Yoga practice in London and lead workshops and retreats world-wide. I have recently been very active in setting up the British Academy of Rolfing® (BARSI) as one of its Directors. I teach for Trinity Laban in Association with Independent Dance on its MA course and have participated in a government funded Pal Lab on the theme of ‘Movement and Meaning’.

Professional Interest

I’m inspired by the work of Hubert Godard and Peter Schwind and by the relationship of meditation practice to the “integration” themes we are passionate about in the embodiment of the Rolfing Process.

I’m interested in investigating what happens when we explore the relationship between human verticality and the context it is in.

This has something to do with how embodiment (verticality) and embeddedness-in-the-world (context) are part of a dynamic flowing loop, or circularity, which we sometimes call well-being or integration or ‘my life’.

The exploration and study of this ‘loop’ has been the daily work and play of bodyworkers, movement practitioners, dance artists and performers as well as meditators, cognitive scientists, gardeners, potters, people who love to go for walks, contemplative carrot choppers, hermits and bathers.