Hi There ! I'm Laura
My training and certifications are from the Pilates Method Alliance, Balanced Body Pilates Comprehensive training, and Smart Spine Wellness System’s Smart Core & Scoliosis
During my training I was an apprentice to Sydney Craig and an Instructor in her studio following my training. It was was through Sydney’s teaching of Pilates, the Smart Spine System for Wellness, and her use of Kit Laughlin's stretching techniques that I fell in love with movement and Pilates for myself and others.
I had the privilege to do my certification with Balanced Body Master trainers Jennifer Gianni and Casey Herdt at Fusion in Asheville, NC 2013-14. Their work highly influenced my approach to seeing bodies in movement and helping people find ease while doing the challenging work of Pilates.
I am thankful to have studied Marie José Blom-Lawrence's SmartSpine System. I love her work for welling being and breath work method for Scoliosis. I had the joy of being a demonstration model at one of her workshops in 2014.
In October 2018 I completed an intensive workshop “Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis Supporting the Teachings of the Schroth Method”. This workshop was designed to bring collaboration between Physical Therapists and Pilates Professionals. Pole Stare Pilates Master instructor and DPT Lise Stolze, presented the latest research on the condition of Scoliosis and the benefits of movement applying the latest research. DPT and Schroth Therapist Hagit Berdishevsky, presented some basic Schroth elements and a plethora of recent spine research in this workshop. I had the joy of also benefiting from modeling for this workshop to collaborate with other professionals and share knowledge of moving with my own Scoliosis.
I am CPR Certification through HSI.
I am currently working toward my next goal to cross train my mind body education with exercise science focused certification with ACE Fitness.
I am also a Fine Artist by education focusing on figurative and anatomical drawing from life observation. And a former athlete and coach for volleyball.
When I’m not in the studio I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog hiking.