Patricia Martello

Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she took her first studies in Arts and Dance Movement Education. In her twenties, as a result of her talent, passion and training, she was already leading groups of people seeking self expression and personal development.

Patricia’s first methods and studies were in Therapy Movement, Integrative Gymnastics and Physical Education, Art, Theatre, Shamanism and Biodanza. She participated in researches of Reading Telepathy Posture, Psychodrama, Genealogogical Family Tree, Family Constellations, Gestalt Therapy Groups Effects with Dr Eduardo Keller Sarmiento and Psychologist Ana Maria Riva, and studied Biodanza with psychologist Rolando Toro and Doctor Mirta Schinini.

Several disciplines, philosophical and spiritual approaches have converged into the unique holistic method called Vital Development.

In 1991, she started working in Europe, more specifically in the United Kingdom. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean many times to assist her groups – both in Argentina and England, Patricia moved to London with her husband and children, where she launched the first Biodanza School in the UK. After that came other pioneering professional stages: in Paris (France), Amsterdam (Holland), Brussels (Belgium), Tokyo (Japan) and Lesvos (Greece).

In 1999 Patricia received the certificate of The British Register of Complementary Practitioners, Physical Medicine Division for Dance Movement. She is currently member of Complementary Medical Association – UK.

Nowadays, she is one of the most important names in the body-development field. This position came with the launching of Vital Development – Patricia Martello Method®, that combines decades of worldwide workshop experiences, researches and trainings.

Patricia brought her attention to Vital Development® due to the deep needs in the modern world, where human creative energy seeks to unfold into a new vital consciousness – for physical and spiritual integration and transformation in order to recycle emotions and to renew the body and soul into the expression of the wellness of being and feeling alive.

In the last 10 years, she guided and lead Vital Development® Training courses, seminars and workshops in London, Bristol, Wimborne, Didlington and Brighton (UK); Sligo and Galway (Ireland); Amsterdam, Zoetermeer, Leeuwarden, Grou, Enkhuizen and The Hague (Netherlands), Helsinki, Bromarf, Espoo, Turku and Lempäälä (Finland); Lesvos (Greece); Bergen (Norway); Los Angeles and Phoenix (USA); Tokyo, Mt Fuji, and Osaka (Japan); Castro Marim and Silves (Portugal); Toronto (Canada); Buenos Aires and La Plata (Argentina); Porto Alegre and Brasilia (Brazil); Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Madrid, Valencia, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, El Hierro and Logroño (Spain), Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, Rosenheim, Prien and Wuppertal (Germany); Salzburg (Austria) Rimini and Porto Ercole (Italy); Hangzou (China); Moscow (Russia).

Her ongoing workshops include programs and trainings in Vital Development in general and for psychotherapists, artists, families, couples, pregnant women, children and people with special needs. Her lectures and conferences span all over the world of Dance-Movement – Body Education and Psychotherapy. Patricia also worked voluntarily for Age UK Wellness and Holistic Fitness Program in the UK. She also is a writer and author of e-books “The Words of the Body” and “Vital Development Patricia Martello Method”.

She lives in London with her loving husband and associate, Marcelo Di Matteo, and their two children, where she directs the International Institute for Vital Development and ViDA – Vital Development Association.

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