simon borg olivier

Moving Meditation for Slow Flowers Italy

Last spring I was lucky enough to witness and participate in Slow Flowers Italy. This movement started in 2017 and wants to promote the use of seasonal flowers from local producers. The founders are a group of floral designers and flower producers (La Rosa Canina, Puscina Flowers, Il Profumo dei Fiori, Flora Toscana) and I strongly recommend to take a look on their website HERE. For this year’s edition the small town of Monticchiello was chosen and dozens of volunteer florists and flower enthousiasts helped build the decorations inside this Tuscan pearl.

Being not only a florist, but also a yoga teacher I thought it would be wonderful if we could somehow combine the two and have the audience partake in this experience. Tommaso (La Rosa Canina) suggested we create a floral Mandala and it was a perfect fit to have people move inside it.

A big thank you to Slow Flowers Italy, Simon Borg Olivier (best yoga teacher ever :) FunkyBird Photography (best photographer ever :) Simona Nannelli and Giulia Pulcri (best friends and colleagues ever :)