About Me

Roberta Dessalvi BA (Hons), MA, MSc

Roberta Dessalvi - Tuerredda Beach, Sardinia 2014

I moved to London from Italy in 2004 to progress my career in events and conference management, a project that I left behind a few years later in order to start exploring new avenues and move into corporate training. I went through a personal and professional transition period during which my life unfolded in mysterious ways, revealing new paths and bringing about unforeseen opportunities. It was my lifelong interest in social sciences and spirituality that propelled me to study the human mind and all things related to personal development.

It was not long before I realised that my life purpose was to be a teacher and a healer, and in order to get started with my holistic wellbeing project I gained certification as an NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner. Later on I completed an MSc in Psychology, and became an accredited certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner.

All this happened in parallel with my yoga studies that started in London with the Yoga Alliance 200 hours and British Wheel of Yoga teacher training. More recently, in order to advance my studies, I took a life-changing trip to India to gain my Yoga Alliance 500 hour teacher training qualification, complete a 500 hour yoga therapy teacher programme, and qualify as a Consciousness Awakening Technique® meditation teacher. Shortly after my return from India I completed my pilates teacher training, as I believe that yoga and pilates are complementary approaches to a subtler, deeper strengthening of the body and the development of body awareness.

My private practice is based in East London in a strategic location between the City and the Canary Wharf financial district. I am an experienced psychologist and human development trainer, an EFT accredited practitioner, a life coach, and an NLP master practitioner. I work with clients worldwide via Skype and Zoom, and offer home and office visits to teach yoga, yoga for specific health issues, and pilates to private clients around London. My speciality is to blend body and mind therapies in a unique and tailored way, using talking therapies as well as yoga, pilates, meditation, and breathing techniques to restore balance to the body and mind. Last but certainly not least, I am greatly inspired by the practice of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism I embraced in 1995 and that has since infused my life with a deep sense of meaning.

My professional qualifications, accreditations, and memberships


-MSc Psychology, University of East London – London, UK

-Accredited Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, The Energy Therapy Centre – London, UK

-NLP Practitioner Diploma, National Federation of NLP – USA

-NLP Master Practitioner Diploma, National Federation of NLP – USA


-British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teacher, TeachYoga – London, UK

-Yoga Alliance 200hrs Accredited Teacher, TeachYoga – London, UK

-Yoga Alliance 500hrs Accredited Teacher, Paramanand Yoga Institute – Indore, India

-Yoga Therapy 500hrs Accredited Teacher, Paramanand Yoga Institute – Indore, India

-Registered Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 and RYT500

-Meditation Teacher, Paramanand Yoga Institute – Indore, India

-CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates, Health and Fitness Education – UK

-CYQ Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People – YMCAfit, London

-REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) Registered Yoga and Pilates Teacher – UK