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 whilst dancing professionally to support my body through various nagging injuries.
In 2003, after finishing a contract with Norwegian National Ballet I decided to continue my movement journey with a career change and embarked on a holistic 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 across London including pre and postnatal, in Health Clubs, private studios, group classes 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 before having my first child.
With a relocation to Singapore and two more pregnancies I have used the time to continue growing my skill set and 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 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 through lack of movement, the systems of the body, the pelvic floor and posture.
Last year I added a Sustainable Yoga Certification with Brea Johnson and over the years have also pursued studies with Biomechanist and Yogi Jules Mitchell, Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains, Eric Franklin, Kelly Kane, Ellie Herman, Irene Dowd and Liz Koch to name a few. I love to learn and educate my clients through alignment, movement and knowledge sharing of the various modalities I draw from.
The below is a list of some of the studies I have undertaken:
Pilates FoundationUK Matwork, Apparatus &
Comprehensive Certification 1700hrs
Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist 200+hrs
GYROTONIC® Level 1 & 2 Certified Instructor
GYROKINESIS® Certified Instructor
GYROTONER® Certified Instructor
GYROTONIC® Applications for Golf
GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board Certified Instructor
Heart & Bones Yoga 200hr certification with Brea Johnson
Body Ready Method Prenatal training
Science of Stretching with Jules Mitchell
Yoga Deconstructed with Trina Altman
Body Language/seeing fascia with Tom Myers , NY
Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Pilates Foundatin UK
Pilates Through Pregnancy with Debra W.Goodman, MSPT
Reiki Level 1 & 2
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
English National Ballet School Graduate