What drives me: Inspiring people to be their personal best every day; guiding them to those "aha" moments, when the light goes on, and they accelerate towards personal goals. I aim to provide excellence in guiding people to heal themselves through movement--pilates and functional training--, to optimize human potential through movement, and to be a leader in educating and inspiring the public about health and wellness. My experience as a student at UCSF Medical School taught me a wealth of information about assessing states of health with great respect to the complex interconnected systems of the body and mind. My life as a professional dancer has allowed me to gain tremendous insight from my own body’s experience as a laboratory of injury and repair. My continuing education through pilates, personal training, the Gray Institute, and other functional medicine paradigms, add to the resources I bring when approaching each individual client. I have tremendous respect for the body’s ability to heal and restore homeostasis, or balance. I aim to guide people through a positive, pain free movement experience that is revitalizing, healing, empowering, and which advances the body's healing power, strength, mobility and overall performance; to help people get "unstuck" from a spiral of "dis-ease" and propel them forward to an optimal healthy, vital state of well being; to guide people to realize that even in the presence of injuries, or illness, we can move ourselves to optimal health, and live in a state of fitness, with lean, strong bodies and vibrant, strong minds, aligned and well. I aim to guide people to understand there are alternatives to surgery and/or medications and that efficient movement -- together with strategic nutrition, and positive lifestyle changes,--heals the body; to promote the philosophy that we can up regulate expression of the body's DNA, hormones, and biochemistry—the body’s intrinsic healing system-- on a deep cellular level, leading to enduring and profound advancements in health and, therefore, function.
And I just love seeing people light up with the joy of movement!!