MEDANZ is a dream project created and launched during the 2021 lockdown
by Claudia Massera and Manfredi Gelmetti
to help us heal & empower our body and mind
by bringing the Mediterranean to us
MEDANZ METHOD, MEDANZ EXPERIENCE, MEDANZ RETREAT
Both Claudia Massera & Manfredi Gelmetti
were born in Rome & raised between
London, Rome and Madrid,
Claudia & Manfredi have more than 20 years experience in the entertainment industry
and in the health and fitness world as professional dancers, choreographers,
personal trainers & wellness coach,
They both have a burning passion for the language of the body and for the
ravishingly beautiful, powerful & magical culture
of the Mediterranean where they grow up in
The MEDANZ METHOD
is an holistic approach to dance and fitness
that uses Mediterranean music and dances with a modern touch
body and mind
to work together in symphony
to flows together naturally
so movements becomes
healing, empowering and authentic
Although the idea of MEDANZ came alive few years ago,
it is only during the lockdown that they both understood the importance of,
not just for the body to be strong but also for the mind.
They also realised how much dancing has been helping them and their students through the years,
and with dancing not only the actual movement of the body but also
the power of the music
and the social aspect of it and sharing the fun with other people!
Adding to this their strong expertise & passion for
flamenco, belly dance, pizzica, taranta, sirtaki and their love for the Mediterranean culture
they have decided "
TO BRING THE MEDITERRANEAN TO US"
AND THAT IS HOW MEDANZ THE METHOD WAS BORN
But that wasn't enough..
After creating the MEDANZ METHOD they got inspired to bring it on a stage 2/3 times a year with live music, performers and mediterranean food creating a real MEDANZ EXPERIENCE and bring the Medanz Method in 3 Mediterranean destinations 3 times per year with ravishingly beautiful MEDANZ RETREATS
THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN A GOOD WORKOUT
IS A FUN...MEMORABLE ONE!
Let us bring the heart of the Mediterranean to you!
Claudia Massera is wellness coach, professional dancer & choreographer, personal trainer, crystal healer, life coach, NLP practitioner,
STORY TELLER, PUBLIC SPEAKER,
founder of Dance Body Mind & MEDANZ,
with a burning passion for the language of the body...DANCE!
and with a dream to make the world dance. .
"Dance, music and sun are my kind of medicine and I believe soon dance will become a healing tool as popular as meditation & yoga"
Born in Rome and raised in London,
Claudia classically trained as a singer and dancer from a young age.
It was her mother, an amateur theatre producer, who inspired her talent and had her performing on stage from 5 years old.
Needing a bigger platform, Claudia left Italy at 18 to pursue her dreams for performing in London as a singer and dancer.
Discovered after a stint of performance with her band, Claudia kept pursuing her dream as both singer and belly dancer
And then her love affair with belly dance began
Claudia trained in bellydance in courses both in London and Egypt with tutors including Raqia Hassan, Dina Jillian and Suhaila Salimpour.
In 2010 she opened Dance Body Mind the leading belly dance school in London , performing for the likes of BBC Dancing with the stars, RADA Royal Academy of arts, The Ritz, Grosvenor House, B4U TV Comercial, Momo, Cafe de` Paris, Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts, Sky channel and more..
Manfredi Gelmetti is a personal trainer, pilates coach,
international dancer, choreographer & actor,
For over twenty years I have been working in theatre,
dance shows, cinema and TV.
I have been involved in fitness for 10 years &
I dedicate myself to the well-being of my clients
by offering workouts from musical fitness to pilates,
from circuit training to barre.
I created the wellness weekend project in collaboration
with La Tenuta I Segreti del Borgo where every year
I gather groups of participants between fitness, nature and good food. Music is never lacking in my training as in my life.
Since 2020 I have been collaborating with Fisal Fisioterapia Roma
where I offer lessons for patients in rehabilitation.
In 2017 I directed a training session for the corps de ballet
of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Since 2016 I have become an affiliated technician of CSEN,
I collaborate as an instructor and trainer with the English brand Dance Body Mind.
I am a member of the IPA (Italian Pilates Academy)
and I am a certified European personal trainer
with the MASTER Y SALUD school in Madrid-Spain.