As an avid runner, I discovered Pilates as a way to prevent and recuperate from running injuries and started taking lessons as a student while still living in California.
I relocated to Rome in 2002 and continued to take lessons. In 2004 I started my teaching journey with the Polestar Pilates teacher training course, becoming a certified instructor in Matwork and Studio in 2005.
In 2007 I was invited to participate in the comprehensive certification course offered by Balanced Body University in Italy and had the opportunity to study with Elizabeth Larkam. I earned the Mat and Reformer certifications in 2007 and the Comprehensive certification in 2019.
In 2009 I certified as a Level 1 Trainer in the GYROTONIC® method.
Throughout the last 15 years of teaching I have attended many conferences and studied with leaders in the field such as Madeline Black, Trent McEntire, Brent Anderson, Jenna Zaffino and many more. I am currently preparing to become a Certified Practitioner in The Roll Model Method® and will be studying under Jill Miller. My vast personal movement background ranging from competitive athlete to recovering new mom, combined with countless hours of courses and hands on experience, provide me with a toolbox full of knowledge and empathy.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century designed to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Mr. Pilates created his exercises to be performed on the mat as well as on the many different pieces of equipment he designed and built. The most widely used pieces of large equipment found in studios today are the Reformer, Trapeze, Chair, and Ladder Barrel. The versatility of the Pilates method and equipment allows for the exercises to be modified to fit everybody’s needs and abilities.