- Certified Pilates Instructor
- Certified Gyrotonic® Level 1 Instructor
- Certified Garuda® Barre Instructor
I became involved with Pilates while attending SUNY New Paltz as an undergraduate. soon after completing my degree, I began an apprenticeship program under Petie Russo’s tutelage. It was during this period of focused study, observation, and supervised teaching that I discovered the subtle beauty of Pilates.
To stay connected to the discipline and as part of my apprenticeship, I worked with Pilates Instructor and fitness “guru”, Steve Giordano, focusing on the anatomy of movement. Pilates is the connection between mind and body manifested through physical movement; my training with Giordano focused on the anatomical part of that relationship.
In 2010, a move up to Albany, NY put me in contact with Brian Hull at the ReCenter studio. Our relationship soon became a collaborative one. With his guidance, my understanding deepened. I began to concentrate my work and private study on the inexorable connection between the systems within our bodies and movement.
My exposure to Gyrotonic Expansion System® came first as a client, followed by completing the initial certification program in 2015. I spent the previous year as an apprentice, devoted to learning the intricacies and real heart of this movement system. Gyrotonic® casts a net that allows the practitioner to draw on an array of movement systems – like yoga, ballet, swimming, – while still connecting back to its core principles. I am continually excited and surprised by the Gyrotonic® Method and am committed to understanding and expressing its layered and intelligent beauty in my teaching and practice.
Through continuing education, I have worked with amazing movement specialists, including Bob Liekens, a Pilates Master Trainer, Bill Hedburg of Shen Tao Studio NYC, and Cori Doetzer Gyrotonic®Master Trainer. Their influence and vast reservoir of knowledge has fundamentally changed how I understand movement, as well as the instruction of others in movement.
I currently reside in the Hudson Valley and teach at Physique. I am always intently focused on understanding movement and its relationship with our anatomy, while drawing inspiration from what I encounter in my daily life and other physical disciplines.
I have been instructing since 2009 and have worked with people of all levels – including pre-teen athletes, post-surgery recoverers, and expectant mothers
I look forward to helping you strengthen and understand your body!