Meet the Teachers
How and Why
After a car accident in 2004, I was left with numerous health issues including chronic back pain. I needed a way to heal the deep trauma my body had undergone without prescribed drugs, which only lead to other issues. I had heard about Pilates from a friend, and decided to give it a try. I knew Pilates was for me the first time my feet left the mat after my first class. I felt an awareness, strength and control about my body I never knew I had. Pilates is more then exercise, it is a whole new way of moving. For the first time I felt attached to my body instead of wanting to be detached from it, especially from my back pain. I finally had a way to manage my pain without prescription drugs. Freedom set in and Pilates became a way of life.
In 2011, I became a certified Mat Instructor through the Body Harmonics Pilates and Wellness Centre in Toronto. Also, through Body Harmonics I have been certified in both Standing and Balance Apparatus Pilates.
As someone who is fascinated by movement, I continuously learn about the human body. To hone my skills I read, write, watch and participate in all aspects of my Pilates community. Currently, I am working towards my Post Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist certification and my Comprehensive Studio Pilates certification.
It is my hope that my passion and enthusiasm for this method of movement will encourage people to seek out their own journey into a more meaningful way of moving through life. Once you feel the ‘power’ your body connects into, you will not want to miss a class!