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Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Barre Above
Trigger Point Foam Rolling Principles & Practices
TRX Suspension System Qualified
Helene was born and raised in Southern California and recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest in early 2018. Helene started her journey with Pilates in 2014 when she decided it was time to take charge of her health. She was aware of Pilates for a long time and as a child she studied ballet for several years, so it seemed like a natural fit. She fell in love with the movement and the science of the movements and wanted to become an instructor so she could share the love and benefits of Pilates. Helene is trained in both Classical and Contemporary Comprehensive Pilates. She also holds Certifications in Above Barre with a Pilates Influence, TP Trigger Point Therapy Level 1 and is a Qualified Instructor by TRX. She is currently studying nutrition in order have more knowledge while the healthy lifestyle. Helene is constantly looking to further her knowledge/education, and brings new movements/exercises to her classes. Helene is also an artist and pastry chef, and she is working on her own line of “clean cheat” baked goods.
"I enjoy taking reformer Pilates classes from Helene. She is a very conscientious instructor. She knows the program and is able to lead the class in a very professional manner. Each class is different and interesting. Helene's enthusiasm helps guide her students to their maximum potential.
I always look forward to her classes!"
The Pilates Instructor
(What separates the Pilates Instructor all other fitness instructors.)
The typical Pilates instructor must complete approximately 500 hours of lectures, self-study, observation, preparation, training, and practical work. We are required to complete coursework and pass examinations in Anatomy, Body Analysis and Movement, and the Fundamental Principle and Philosophy of Pilates, as well as all of Joseph H. Pilates' Repertoire (exercises). After passing the extensive education program, we are encouraged to obtain additional certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) which is a worldwide organization that sets an industry standard for the Pilates Practitioner and requires re-certification every two years. The PMA Pilates instructor is also required to complete additional yearly training and education called "Continued Education Certification".
YRT - 300
Savannah is a 300hr certified yoga instructor. She began practicing in her living room around six years ago with a basis of yoga.
“I was just learning to move mindfully, something very new to me. After a while I attended my first yoga class this is where it all began. I knew fairly early that I wanted to share this experience with others. I started healing my mind through movement and I found that I was able to peel away layers of myself that no longer served me by releasing things held in my physical body. This is my yoga why. By forming a connection between the mind and body I heal emotional pain through the release of physical pain. As a teacher, I guide you through the asanas (physical aspects) of yoga. The rest is up to you, I invite you to rise to the challenge.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Michele was introduced to yoga after being injured while serving in the military. The yoga asanas helped to realign and reduce pain in her spine and hips and strengthen her body and mind. While continuing her practice, and studies in yoga, earning her 200 hour training Hatha Certifications in 2006 and continued on to receive her 500 hour training certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Since this time, she has received certified training in Kundalini, Yin, & Restorative Yoga disciplines.
Michele instructs a form of yoga that fuses together the different yoga techniques and formats she has learned to hone over the years into one seamless flowing practice. Her classes teach to all people from every walk of life with compassion, a concentration on breathing techniques and an intense focus on correct alignment with the use of props as needed.
In her spare time, Michele writes about various yoga topics including her newest book Yin Yoga Flow Life Manual. Michele holds a degree in Liberal Arts, and, is also a professionally trained chef with a Bachelor of Arts, in Culinary & Hospitality Management and enjoys preparing healthy cuisine that compliments a yogi lifestyle.Type your paragraph here.