Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor / Owner
9 years of working in a sedentary and stressful environment,
I suffered from chronic lower back pain as well as shoulder and
neck tension. I was mentally active but was beginning to realize
that my mind and body had become disconnected. I wanted to be
energetic in my mind and body -- to feel physically ready and
able to do whatever I could dream of doing.
trying countless activities in order to overcome the muscle imbalances
and poor posture that were affecting me, I tried Pilates.
the New York City Studio in 1997 because the program was
taught by Romana Kryzanowska who studied with Joseph Pilates for
years. After only a few sessions I realized Pilates had the
potential to free me from pain. Even more valuable to me was the
of The Pilates Method to realign my body so that the possibility
of aches and pains would be diminished. It was clear to
me that, with instruction, I could re-train my body the proper alignment
and good posture which would give me the solid base for physical
activity that I wanted. I also knew that with proper posture
came better circulation, improved function of the internal
and an abundance of energy.
I decided to
pursue the instructor's certification program to learn
the exercise system and to possibly share it with others. I studied
the scrutiny of Kryzanowska in excess of 700 hours of theoretical
and practical instruction. While in New York, I was able
to observe and share in the transformation of hundreds of students
Pilates Method, who worked closely with the instructors
and the renowned physiotherapist, Sean Gallager, co-owner of the
Studio. I am proud to be able to use my acquired knowledge
and skills to help my clients live pain free and to progress to
levels of physical fitness and body awareness. I also get
tremendous satisfaction from training and certifying Pilates Instructors.
By passing my knowledge on to future instructors I can
more people and carry on the tradition of excellence begun
at Joseph Pilates’ New York Studio.