I stumbled across pilates quite serendipitously. After sustaining a sacroiliac joint injury in 1998 while lugging a 50lb. suitcase across India for a month, I spent the majority of my 20s co-existing with pain. In 2005, I began taking pilates classes at a fitness club in New York City and started noticing an improvement in my back pain. I soon moved onto small group classes and then private sessions to get tailored exercises for my specific issues. I was elated to feel whole again.
When my husband and I decided to move to Bristol in January 2013, I did a mental run-through of all the things I would need. Pilates ranked high, but smuggling my teachers, I could not. The common thread, lucky for me, was that my favorite teachers graduated from the same pilates school - the renowned Kane School of Core Integration - in New York City.
In 2010, I embarked on the same rewarding journey at the Kane School learning antomy, biomechanics, and the art of touch from some pretty amazing teachers including Kelly Kane and Matt McCulloch. I am also fortunate for the knowledge and understanding I have acquired through participating in the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries workshop at Mount Sinai Hospital and through studying the Whole Body Alignment course taught by the one-and-only Katy Bowman at the Restorative Exercise Institute.
I enjoy teaching all types of classes and sessions, but my areas of specialization include general alignment issues and biomechanics, the sacroiliac joint, shoulder pathologies, foot problems, and ante/postnatal womens' needs.
Whilst teaching pilates at Kinected Pilates Center and Streamline Pilates Studio, I worked at the New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene as the Director of Policy & Compliance for a project aiming to improve public health through electronic health records.