I have been a Pilates instructor since 2004. I started with Pilates as a way to ease stress, get in shape and help a chronic low back problem. What I found after a year of doing Pilates, is that my desk job was getting in the way of my health. That is when I decided to change careers. Movement is a passion of mine and although Pilates is by far the tool I use the most, I have studied and taken classes in Yoga, Mindfulness meditation, Qigong, Structural Integration, Ashiatsu as well as becoming a Pilates Master Trainer, Burn at the Barre Master Trainer and massage therapist. I incorporate whatever makes sense and works the best for my clients. My instruction is filled with interesting and creative exercises while keeping focus on that mind body connection. As a daughter of two teachers, I love to share my education and knowledge taking the approach of teaching others rather than using route instruction and routines. I embarked on a journey into Bodywork because I thought I could help my clients more if I could also use massage as a tool. I have that opportunity now to get a 3 dimensional picture of the body. Many of my clients get to experience a unique combination of my skills, they like to call it Malates (Ma-la-tees) a combination of Pilates and massage. But most of all, I think that movement should bring you joy and I like to be playful while teaching my clients how to be more efficient and productive in their workouts and overall movement patterns.
In my spare time, I am busy cooking and looking for new healthy recipes. I love to eat and talk about food. I also write frequently, fiction and non fiction, but lately mostly musing of things I have discovered in my life and wellness journey. I am a mother of two beautiful boys that keep me occupied and remind me everyday that movement is a song, a gift and a joy.
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