Owner and Instructor, ON CORE Studio
A life long dancer, my professional career was cut short when I sustained a severe back injury in 2000. As part of my own rehabilitative process, I experienced the transformative effects of Pilates, Yoga, and GYROTONIC® firsthand. This led to my own continued study and work as a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2005, I moved to Maui and was thrilled to open my own studio, ON CORE – Maui’s first comprehensive Pilates, GYROTONIC® and yoga studio. After 11 years in Maui, I returned with my daughter to live and work in the Napa Valley. While I’m a strong proponent of movement as part of the rehabilitative process, I also believe that a body in motion and balance is essential to the prevention of illness and injury and ultimately, to achieving a unified body, mind, and spirit.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve been lucky to work with and be trained by some of the world’s most renowned practitioners, including Pilates masters Madeline Black and Jean Sullivan, Yoga instructors Alan and Jaki Nett, Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, and GYROTONIC® founder Juliu Horvath and many fine GYROTONIC® master trainers. Additionally, I have a BA in Modern Dance and Psychology from Mills College in California and participate in ongoing coursework in kinesiology, spinal and sacral biomechanics, anatomy and physiology.
Throughout my many years of teaching, I’ve had the opportunity to work with people at all levels – from longtime practitioners to absolute beginners. Sessions at ON CORE are fun, but focused, accessible, but rigorous. I believe that each person is his or her own best teacher and I work to facilitate your own highest experience. The body is transformed when aligned with the mind and spirit, and ON CORE is a safe, nonjudgmental, and open place to explore this transformation.
When not in the studio, I like to go on on adventures with my family.
I look forward to working with you!