A little more about me and why I do what I do

I am a Nutritional Therapist, Yoga Teacher, NLP Master Practitioner and Cranio-Sacral Therapist
But... I am also a Performing Artist and Model from Venice, and I love to dress up in everything that sparkles. I'm the fierce Italian Cat Worshipper who's mission is to awaken the Sophia Loren within you and invite you to live the Dolce Vita in pure style!
I will teach you how to cheat your way into wellness! Without sacrificing your pleasure for life and food, so you can have the best of both worlds.

I had to learn how to live and breathe wellness whilst keeping up with the intensity of being a performer, aerialist, model and yoga teacher. This is how I gained “The Wellness Mistress” nickname.

When your body and health becomes your work, you can’t mess about
You need to deliver
You cannot hide
And the pressure is high

Commitment is non negotiable

A Mistress is a woman in a position of authority or control, cooly self-possessed.

Being a Wellness Mistress is all about having a healthy relationship with yourself and your body. It’s a secret love affair with your ideal self.

I will share with you all I know about feeling and looking fabulous and live a life on your own terms. Yes, I will help you lose weight, improve your eating habits, get lean and limber


But most importantly, I will help you become your very best friend, own your life, craft your future. Because will power NEVER LASTS – good habits LAST FOREVER. And “good habits” are what you need for a sustainable and balanced weight loss program.

I’ve lived long enough to know how important this is, as I almost lost my mental and physical health when I was trying to conform to what others were expecting from me: let them control me and give up my uniqueness to disappear into mediocrity. 

My Mission: I want to share my experience and knowledge to make you aware that there is a way out, so that you too can finally experience happiness.

Because trust me, I know how you feel. 

I know how bad you want it, but you don’t know how. 

Perhaps you have tried many ways but you have found yourself slipping back to the old ways.

And I know the reason for this too… Because there’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing you smile!


Because trust me, I know how you feel. 

I know how bad you want it, but you don’t know how. 

Perhaps you have tried many ways but you have found yourself slipping back to the old ways.

And I know the reason for this too… Because there’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing you smile!



I used to love sports as a young girl, I trained as a gymnast and acrobat. I loved to dance and being creative.

But at some point we are forced to grow up and conform, make a life for ourselves, you know… have a career – whatever that means

I moved to London to escape an abusive relationship, two car accidents and one motorbike accident with my luggage filled with dreams. Not long later I found myself burnt out in a stressful and busy career as a designer in Soho, that almost destroyed my mental and physical health.

On a slippery slope of depression, loneliness and low self worth, that I masked by numbing myself with anything that could suppress that feeling. I was truly unhealthy and un-happy, sharing my days with unhappy people trapped in a soul less career driven path

A path far away from the values I’d always held sacred in my life. Self-Love, Loyalty, Integrity, Creativity, Freedom.

I didn’t know then that the toxicity of the life I was living, both physical and emotional, was affecting me in such way to make me feel empty, helpless and lost.

I felt that I had no control over my life and my choices, and just blindly resigning to a bleak routine of automated actions, convinced that there was nothing I could do that could change my reality, there was no way out.

I had managed to create a shield around my soft vulnerable sensitive being by surrounding myself with other toxic people I called friends and abusive relationships, to reinforce my self-hate cause for not being true to myself..

Then one day something happened, that changed my life completely (more of this another time…) I remembered how I felt when I was fit and healthy, creative and full of projects and aspirations… where did that girl go? What happened to her? I had let her down massively, and instead let someone else’s expectations carve me into someone I didn’t want to be and force me into a life I didn’t want to live. 

Suddenly it all made sense… nothing will change if nothing changes. And I would have to be that change.

That day I decided to take the reins of my life and honour my sacred power of choice.

I promised to myself I will always live life on my own terms.

I didn’t know yet what I wanted, but i knew exactly what I didn’t want. And that was more than enough for me.

I joined a gym. I stumbled into a yoga class, where I found myself crying my eyes out as I reconnected with my soul for the first time in years! And it felt amazing!

I decided to leave my old life behind (again!). I went to an Ashram and became a yoga teacher

On my return to London, I opened a yoga studio, years later I founded a Yoga Teacher Training School. This was some 20 years ago and I never looked back since. 

During this time, my life radically changed.

I continued to explore the art of healing, fascinated by the way food, lifestyle and emotions affect our physical and psychological state, and vice-versa. I studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Naturopathic Nutrition.

And now I want to share all that I have learned with you!


  • Nutritional Therapy 89% 89%
  • Weight-Loss 95% 95%
  • Yoga and NLP 85% 85%
Your Turn Now!
Because Valentina follows a healthy lifestyle herself and is living breathing evidence of its effectiveness, I jumped at the chance to follow her approach.  It was well worth it. Not faddy or extreme like some approaches to health and nutrition, quite the opposite, it’s well thought-out and, most important, balanced. Valentina is there for you all the way – ready to answer questions and support any concerns you may have. She always says you should enjoy life, take it easy and do what’s right for you as far as you can. Balance in all things.

I would thoroughly recommend Valentina’s simple, healthy approach to food, nutrition and daily life. My goals were weight loss and general health. I totally achieved them both. I lost 3 kg in a week, gained a lot of energy and my skin appearance improved! The program was exactly what I expected and I was satisfied with the overall content of the material and how it was delivered. I will definitely join another program in the future! Valentina was always friendly and responsive and ready to help.

Thank you so much for making it all seem accessible, practical and less frightening than these kinds of programmes seem to be. You have such a warm, infectious personality and it was lovely connecting with you in this space. I followed her 10-day guided cleanse with yoga exercises to compliment the eating plan and it worked really well for me. I felt good, had more energy and was so happy that I had given my physical system a good healthy boost. You have a lovely relaxed coaching style, helping the very different people on the plan – as a group – to get the best out of the opportunity.

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