I am most inspired by the way Pilates develops and deepens the connection between our minds and our bodies. I have always loved to exercise and challenge my body, but it took surviving breast cancer to shift my focus from working hard to working smart and taking care of my body in the process. I work with my clients to change ingrained movement patterns by taping into all the their senses. I believe Pilates has the ability to allow our bodies to work smarter and more efficiently ultimately enabling us to enjoy all the activities we love for years to come.
I believe every body can benefit from Pilates. I enjoy tailoring challenging sessions for my clients based on their particular movement history. I have worked with people recovering from knee, hip, ankle and shoulder injuries as well as spinal issues and back pain. I like finding a balance between healing and strengthening for the best possible outcome. My favorite part of teaching is helping my clients discover and feel a difference in their bodies that carries over into their everyday lives. My specialty is getting the brain on board so that the work we do in the studio results in both a mental and physical shift leading to an overall improved quality of life.
Experience and Credentials
I am certified as a Vitality Pilates Instructor; Pilates for MS Advanced Training; received training in Brain-based Education for Movement Professionals, and volunteer weekly at Swedish Hospital teaching MS patients and patients with neurological disorders.
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