In 2003, on the advice of my physical therapist, I began practicing Pilates in a mat class setting. I started noticing a dramatic reduction of pain in my back, so I moved up to taking weekly private lessons from the instructor. I became stronger and I no longer needed to take medicine to keep my back pain at bay.

While performing Pilates, one must be focused on breath, fluidity of movement and correct alignment of the body. To focus on all of these things at one time, the mind must be fully focused. The experience becomes a kind of mindful meditation.

I loved the fact that I was gaining strength, correcting my posture and meditating at the same time.

In August of 2006, I started the Polestar Pilates Instructor Training course. Polestar's teacher training includes approximately 400 hours of course lectures, written work, observation, self-mastery and apprentice teaching. There is a written and practical exam at the end of the course. I completed the training in June of 2007 and have been teaching clients ever since.

My goal is to strengthen my clients through the gentle application of Pilates principles and to enable them to practice Pilates for the rest of their lives.