Francesco was born in Italy in 1988. Since very young he practiced several kinds of sports. From 2003 to 2008 he was snowboarding at a professional level, thanks to which he travelled around the world for competitions.
Besides his passion for sports he has always been interested in philosophy and spirituality. This interest and few fortunate coincidences brought him to discover Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s work, which then led him to Auroville.
In 2008 he quit his snowboarding career as well as his studies on education at the University of Torino and moved to Auroville, where he started working with kindergarten level children. Soon after he discovered ATB and fell in love with it: it included everything that he was interested in, was beautifully arranged in a comprehensive but flexible curriculum, and it was fully in line with his views on life and education.
He has been trained in ATB by Aloka Marti and Joan Sala. Since some years he keeps deepening his knowledge of ATB and practicing it by giving classes in the schools of Auroville to children between ages 3 and 11 and facilitating workshops for adults both in Auroville and abroad.
Francesco is also a certified Somatic Movement educator. He studied with the Ingle Institute of Somatic Education, and is currently learning and practicing Iyengar yoga.