Mom, Wife, Movement Educator, Dancer, Adventurer, Lover of Life
With a deep history in movement modalities, you will find my personal teaching methods a complex fusion of styles. I am a retired professional dancer, and spent my first 15 years of teaching in the world of dance. I found my passion and natural gift for mentoring and educating others as a teen. It established early, a strong skill set in body awareness, verbal cueing, and eye for details.
I was introduced to Pilates in 1996 as injury rehabilitation and later again in 2004 as a professional dancer for injury prevention. I earned my Pilates Method Teacher Certification in 2008 alongside my B.A. in Dance Choreography. During the past decade I have also obtained education in self myofascial release techniques, and am currently studying to add Franklin Method to my endorsements. I am also a licensed Reflexologist deepening my knowledge of energy work and foot health (the foundation for all movement). 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.
Currently I own my own studio at home where I train my clients. 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.