• Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor (NCPT) through the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)
• Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor Through Balanced Body Education
• John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist
My fascination with movement began as a young adult after the joy and freedom of moving without pain was taken away from me. At 17 a perfect storm of events caused my health to spiral downward and changed my world as I knew it. I suffered from chronic pain and a neurological disorder that left me mostly bed bound for the next 5 years.
I began to regain health as I worked with an OT that specializes in a form of bodywork called Myofascial Therapy. As my body began to heal it was clear I needed to relearn how to move! That is when Pilates came into my life. I worked with a Physical Therapist who used Pilates as a tool to teach movement. That allowed me to begin to break free from the ties that bound my body and the fear that had restricted my movement for so many years. I began to experience joy and freedom in moving again. That is where my passion and fascination of the human body and its power to heal began.
I pursued an education in both John Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) and Pilates through the Balanced Body training program. I believe that these two modalities complement each other in the most powerful way. MFR provides deep, authentic healing and Pilates makes functional movement accessible and fun! Pilates is so much more than an exercise regimen. It is a way to address dysfunctional movement patterns that may lead to injury down the road, or retrain muscles due to an old injury or chronic pain. I love using Pilates as a tool to help people tune into their bodies and find efficient movement that feels good!
I am forever a student and am always searching for efficient movement in my body without pain. My biggest education has come from my own journey to find healing and reslience in my body. I find so much joy in teaching movement and helping my clients find the ease in their bodies, rediscovering pain free movement and healing. I am passionate about reaching people who have suffered from chronic pain and have lost the joy and healing that movement brings. I am a full believer in Joseph Pilates approach to healing, “change happens through movement and movement heals.”
What I love about teaching and experiencing Mindful Movement
I love exploring all types of movements with my clients but specialize in dysfunctional or painful movement patterns. The best part of my job is helping clients find movement fun again!