With a love of movement since I was a young child, Pilates came naturally into my life in 2002 at a time when I was struggling with lower back issues. After tremendous healing I became fully certified through Karen Sanzo's program in 2004 with the hope of sharing the freedom from back pain and strength with other people.
The opportunity came quickly to start a mobile Pilates business in 2005 and with great success was able to open my first Pilates studio in Charleston in 2005. This only fueled my desire for more education and afforded me the opportunity to surround myself with other amazing teachers and students alike. My passion for movement was expanded when I was introduced to the GYROTOINC method and became fully certified in 2012. I am now also fully certified in the Jumping Stretch Board, Musical Journey, GYROKINESIS, and became a certified GYROTOINC- Pre-Trainer in 2014.
I also have had a dedicated yoga practice for the last ten years and was thrilled when I was able to complete my first 200-hour "Natural Teacher Yoga Training" with Andrea Boyd Cohen and Jeffrey Cohen at Satsang Yoga in Charleston SC.
After being the owner of The Mindful Body Pilates Studio for so many years... I made the decision last year to sell the business and to solely concentrate on my personal growth as a teacher and to dedicate more time to my home life and equally amazing family. The studio is now growing and thriving, more than ever, under the guidance of the new owner Stacie Barber and I am thrilled to be here teaching everyday and watching her expand the studio and love her new role.
I hold a great deal of gratitude for all of the amazing people that I get to surround myself with.... breathe and move with everyday, and feel only the best is yet to come.