I’m Tara, a Master Pilates Trainer with over 15 years of experience who guides people to understand their movement patterns and build strength so they can pursue activities they enjoy and live with less pain and more confidence.
I was introduced to Pilates through the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Program, when my teacher recommended it as a way for me to prevent injury. I fell in love with Pilates, because of how it improved my physical abilities and mental health. I already liked teaching dance, so I decided to pursue a Pilates certification. I discovered that I actually enjoyed teaching Pilates more than dance, because it meant I could share the joy of movement with more people.
CERTIFICATIONS + CREDENTIALS
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Pilates Teacher since 2006
Long Beach Dance Conditioning, Advances in Pilates Technique, Instructor Certified
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Foundations of the Dancer Patient
Movement Immersion Course with Tom Myers
Fascia in Movement in Sport Workshop with Robert Schliep, PhD
Fusion Pilates, Pilates for Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy, Instructor Certified
Core Conditioning Pilates, Instructor Certified
BalleCore Barre Pilates©, Instructor Certified
The Gyrotonic® method of exercise, Instructor Certified
The people I work with come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Here are just a few examples of the types of people I help:
- Women reclaim their bodies before + after motherhood
- Golf, Tennis, and Polo athletes improve their game with less pain
- Breast cancer survivors restore their bodies post surgery
- People who want to exercise with less joint pain and inflammation
- Anyone who wants to improve their core strength and flexibility
- Celebrity entertainers looking to maintain their health and wellness
- Dance soloists (and enthusiasts) improve their balance or avoid injury
I’m also a Movement Educator who helps newer instructors find the best vocabulary to explain the connections and complexities of Pilates in a way that makes sense to them and their clients.
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