Movement Educator, Mentor, Dancer, Adventurer
With a deep history in movement modalities, you will find my personal teaching methods a simple fusion of styles. I began teaching movement in 1995 and established early a strong skill set in body awareness, verbal cueing, and eye for details. I am a retired professional dancer and have always enjoyed mentoring and educating others in the world of movement. My style is somatic in its approach, encouraging exploration of movement and it's relationship between physical and emotional wellbeing.
I began using Pilates in 1996 for injury rehabilitation and in 2004 deepened my Pilates practice for injury prevention as a professional dancer. I earned my Pilates Method Teacher Certification in 2008 alongside my B.A. in Dance Choreography. In 2014 I expanded my teaching to include workshops in self myofascial release techniques, and received my Reflexology license, deepening my knowledge of energy work and foot health (the foundation for all movement.) In 2105 I opened up my private Pilates studio. Currently I am studying to add Franklin Method to my endorsements. All of these modalities together have deepened my ability to educate, inspire, and mentor my clients to harness the beautiful relationship between mind and body. Today I use all these methods not only to keep me strong, flexible, and resilient for my active life, but to lay a foundation that transforms my clients lives.
I've worked with clients in every stage of life from youth to active retirees. I am a compassionate, supportive, and positive instructor that encourages client exploration of movement. I believe that slowing movements down, understanding the function, and embodying them fully sets us up for success. I believe learning to listen within ourselves is key to knowing what we need. I enjoy helping my clients use movement as a tool to prepare, restore, and heal their bodies.
I train clients in their homes, in my private studio, or online. I get to inspire them, and in turn they inspire me. The relationships built with my clients are extremely precious to me and foster a desire to be stronger, healthier, and more alive each day.
Whether I have the pleasure of working with you privately or in the community, I look forward to being a part of your movement journey.