My dance experience began at the age of 5, a passion for movement and expressive emotions through dance evolved, as I discovered the beauty of ballet, contemporary, jazz and african just to name a few.
I danced professionally for 5 years with Kmad.com and Mzansi Dance Company, touring the country with Flash Republic, and during this time I discovered Pilates. It taught me how to push my body beyond its comfort zone, I could feel every muscle in my body stabilize and perform with ease as my entire body strengthened. Pilates was my rehabilitation haven and in that moment I knew my next calling was exactly this.
I began teaching at various Pilates studios over a period of 4 years and successfully completed my Fully Comprehensive Pilates course through Pilates SA as well as a mat course through Equilibrium. I regurarly attend courses to make sure our studio is on top of all new developments.
In 2006 I opened my own, Body Synergy Studio.
The biggest learning experience and knowledge that I have gained has been through working with my gorgeous clients, who bring so much joy and job satisfaction to my space.
I'm interested in taking you on a journey, a path of discovery; it's not just about a syllabus but imparting knowledge so that you as the client are working synergistically with your body.
I started practicing Pilates in 2007 and I became hooked on this wonderful method, which tones your body, changes your shape, balances out imbalances and leaves you feeling wonderful. I did my Pilates course in 2009, first with the intention of instructing in a part-time capacity but after 6 months, I decided to pursue this as a full-time occupation.
The most fulfillment I get from instructing Pilates comes from the results people get. Clients do Pilates for a wide range of reasons, which can range from pain management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and an improvement in general health, changing the shape of the one's body, and improving quality of life. Every single person finds not only the results they are aiming for, but also experiences an emotional and physical joy.
Pilates is so versatile that it is suitable for people of all ages, gender types and body types.
My background is ballet and dance and after teaching ballet for many years I moved to the UK in 2000. My love of movement led me to Pilates and I studied and trained in London under both the Pilates Institute and Polestar. I was an instructor for the Holmes Place gym group (now Virgin Active) for 2 years and then moved on to open my own studio in London’s Notting Hill where I taught for 8 years.
I truly have a passion for Pilates and the benefits it brings to the body and the mind. Pilates is life changing, I am experiencing the benefits every day and want to show everyone how it can change their lives as well! I love that no matter what your current level of fitness is it will always challenge your ability and keep improving you, as it does with me. I keep learning from every person I'm blessed to work with.
I also believe strongly that synergy of Yoga and Pilates complement each other beautifully and as such I decided to study Yoga which I feel only adds to the holistic approach of this way of life. I qualified as a Sivananda Yoga teacher in Austria in 2007.
I invite you to come and breath and stretch with me to a stronger, more flexible, healthy happy body.