With over 7 years of experience in the dance and yoga industry and over 4 years in Pilates, I’m excited to pass along my passion to you, the clients at Esprit de Core!
I was born and raised in Russia. I started my journey in the health industry with Hatha Yoga and became a certified instructor in 2006. I became increasingly interested in Pilates during this time as there was a growing need for a method to better prepare clients for Yoga.
In 2004 I took Fitness Theory and Mat Pilates courses through BCRPA. I trained in the Balanced Body Pilates method which allowed me to work with clients on the Reformer and Cadillac machines, mat, arc barrel and many other types of Pilates equipment.
My teaching style is geared towards safety, effectiveness and fun! I’m as comfortable teaching a class of 6 as I am being one-on-one. My repertoire of new exercises is never ending, and I enjoy keeping clients on their toes (quite literally). I want to make sure whoever I’m training is working their mind as much as their body. You never know what is going to come next!
The most rewarding part of my profession is seeing the huge progress my clients show in their bodies and lives! Pilates and Yoga are very adaptable and I therefore welcome any level. I know my job is done when my clients experience body awareness and control and learn to love and respect their bodies.