I have been moving since I was a child, starting with modern dance.
I discovered Pilates when I was at Purchase College, SUNY where it helped me recover from a lower back injury. I performed in modern dance groups in Toronto, New York and Chicago until I moved to Amsterdam.
I worked with several Pilates studios: Studio Annamora, The Movement Practice and Smartbody Studio, the latter where I worked from 2006 to 2022 as a master trainer and assistant director for the Teacher Training Program.
Presently, I am expanding my teaching to Strength and Mobility as well as giving classes in pelvic floor education.
Body Balance LTD
Svaha Yoga 500 Hr Training
Mobility & Strength Opleiding:
Movement Based Athletics (Erwin Maaswinkel and Virgil Spier)
Pilates for Diastasis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Carolyne Anthony
Pilates for Menopause, Carolyne Anthony
Pilates Through Pregnancy: Ashley Steele (BASI)
Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies: Samantha Wood (BASI)
Kathi Ross-Nash, Cara Reeser, Sagrario Castilla, Elizabeth Larkam, Rachel Taylor Segal, Amy Taylor Alpers, Deborah Kolwey, Tom McCook, Kirk Smith and Sharon Gallagher,
Ido Portal, Fighting Monkey.
Restore Your Core®
Functional Range Conditioning®
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving posture, and enhancing flexibility and balance. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and has become popular worldwide. Pilates exercises are typically done on a mat or with specialized equipment, such as a Reformer or Cadillac. The practice emphasizes controlled movements and proper breathing techniques. It can be beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Restore Your Core®
RYC® is a whole body approach to healing pelvic floor and diastasis recti. Healing pelvic floor or diastasis recti is not a one size fits all situation. Nor is spot treatment the answer. Learning about our bodies and how they move, or don't move, is what we do in RYC®. Using movements from Pilates, Yoga and Natural Movement, we work on discovering movement patterns that can be making prolapse or diatasis symptoms worse, and work on uncovering compensations patterns to create a functional and responsive core.