I never could sit down
I love to move and started my journey into movement as a dancer in college. It was, however, after a long dreaded, but required course in anatomy and physiology that I discovered my fascination with the human body and how it works. I suppose, in many ways, this was my first step on the road to Pilates.
After college, while pursuing my dance career, I studied massage therapy. This not only deepened my understanding of anatomy, but it began to train my eye to see the body from the inside out. I love massage therapy, but I missed the movement.
In my ongoing exploration of movement, I stumbled onto Pilates. Being a dancer, I had heard of Pilates, but had not yet experienced it. I signed up for a private session and that was IT! I was hooked! I fell in love, not just with the movement, but the mental aspect of the work. Doing Pilates, I had to be in the moment and focused. My mind and body coordinated at all times. I was amazed at the power the mind has over the body and how the body responds to the mind. When the mind and body work together you become capable of doing things you never thought possible. I would (and still do) leave my sessions with my mind focused and clear and my body worked out and energized.
I am a third generation instructor in the lineage of Joseph Pilates. I have been a practitioner of Pilates since 2004 and have been teaching professionally since 2005 after having completed a 700 hour comprehensive teacher training program in Classical Pilates.
I have continued my studies with The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO (considered the “Harvard” of Pilates schools). I completed their Master’s Program in 2012 and their Bridge Program in 2013. Additionally, I am a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center, enabling me to mentor Trainees of the The Pilates Center’s teacher training program.
I continue to participate in classes and workshops as I believe the best way to grow as a teacher is to be a student. Besides, I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!