ABOUT FRANCESCA AND HER WORK

FRANCESCA

Francesca Genco is a yoga instructor, singer and sound healer, massage therapist and interdisciplinary arts teacher.  She is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in sound healing, yoga and creative expression. Francesca’s classes and private sessions are based in creating an intimate relationship with the body as we learn to listen and respond to its natural intelligence and resonance.

Francesca’s work is also influenced by her exploration of Contact Improvisation, the Feldenkrais Method and Body/Mind Centering.  She has received several grants for her projects and performances, including a grant from the San Francisco Foundation in 1996 to create and lead GIRLS RULE!, an arts-based empowerment group for teenaged girls.  She was also a co-founder of the Philadelphia Contact Improvisation Dance Festival, which she co-directed with Leah Stein for 3 years. 

Her private practice is in the Elmwood area of Berkeley, three blocks from the Elmwood movie theater on College Avenue. She also facilitates workshops and private sessions on the East Coast and in Europe.