Owner/Certified Instructor I originally found Pilates after sustaining a ballet injury as a teenager. I fell in love with the core strength and body awareness that Pilates allowed me to bring back to the dance studio. I completed my first 500-hour Matwork and Apparatus Comprehensive Instructor Certification through The Physicalmind Institute in 2006, and completed my second 500-hour Matwork and Apparatus Comprehensive Instructor Certification through Balanced Body in 2019. I also completed the Tribeca Institute’s Trauma-Informed Pilates Certification in 2019 (renewed in 2022). I completed my teaching apprenticeship under second-generation instructor Justine diCostanzo in 2006-2007 in NYC. Since I first began teaching in New York City in 2006, I have acquired over 10,000 hours of studio teaching experience on Gratz, Peak, Balanced Body, and Stott equipment.