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Nada Besir

Originally from Australia, I had my first experience with Pilates in 1995 before moving to London to study with the English National Ballet School. I continued with Pilates throughout my dance career with the English National Ballet and the Norwegian National Ballet as a way to support my body through various nagging injuries.

In 2003, I wanted a career change and decided to continue my movement journey in a more holistic way and embarked on Pilates training with the Pilates Foundation UK in London. The comprehensive 1,700 hour course gave me the opportunity to teach a vast array of levels including pre and postnatal across London in Health Clubs, private studios and in private clients’ homes.

In 2005, a relocation to New York led me to complete further training in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. I then spent 7 years in New York teaching and training under many renowned Gyrotonic® Master Trainers including the method’s founder, Juliu Horvath himself.

More recently after the birth of my two children I have completed biomechanical studies with Katy Bowman to become a Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist. Learning about Nutritious Movement™ has given me a strong focus on structural alignment and nutritious movement patterns needed to maintain a healthy pain free body. This new knowledge has further developed and enhanced my understanding of anatomy and functional alignment, together with its impact on cellular health, the systems of the body, the pelvic floor and posture.

Over the years I have also pursued studies with Tom Myers, Eric Franklin, Kelly Kane, Ellie Herman, Irene Dowd and Liz Koch to name a few and continue my love of movement and knowledge through teaching the various modalities.

The below is a list of some of the studies I have undertaken:

Pilates FoundationUK Matwork, Apparatus & Comprehensive Certification
Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist
GYROTONIC® Level 1 & 2 Certified Instructor
GYROKINESIS® Certified Instructor
GYROTONER® Certified Instructor
GYROTONIC® Applications for Golf
Jumping Stretching Board Certified Instructor
Body Language/seeing fascia with Tom Myers , NY
Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Pilates Foundatin UK
Pilates Through Pregnancy with Debra W.Goodman, MSPT
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
English National Ballet School Graduate

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