18 Jul Italy
Laura Tonello is a translator and a womb yoga instructor with a degree in theology and a diploma in sex education. She is mother to three sons, and lives in the north of her native Italy. Currently she works in collaboration with the “L’Acqua che Balla” (Dancing Water) Association in Trento (www.acquacheballa.it).
In addition to her work, Laura organises and manages regular seminars and events on self-empowerment for women, promoting self-awareness through deeper understanding of the menstrual cycle as well as leading weekly classes in pregnancy yoga.
Laura trained as a pregnancy yoga teacher with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. In collaboration with Jane Bennett, Laura completed her program for mothers and daughters on the passage into puberty marked by the onset of menstruation (menarche): A Celebration Day for Girls. Laura was also one of the first intake of women to complete Alexandra Pope’s pioneering “Women’s Quest, Women’s Leadership Apprenticeship Training”, a programme of feminine empowerment through awareness of the menstrual cycle.
Laura has also created a nine-month program called “Cerchio Rosso” (Red Circle), which she runs regularly in Italy to promote the practice of the female cyclic nature based on the awareness of the menstrual cycle.
Throughout her career, Laura has continued to deepen her understanding and practice of yoga, meditation and psychotherapy. This has led her to offer regular classes of Womb Yoga for women, Celebration Day for Girls workshops with mothers and daughters and the Menarche Ritual as one-day workshop for women.