a STOTT certified Pilates Instructor and owner of Conscious Body Pilates. She began her Pilates practice in 1998 after a car accident left her with a severe back injury. Since then, Pilates has become essential to maintaining her health and her ability to lead an active life. After a career in corporate training, she decided to pursue a STOTT certification at Bodycenter Studios in 2004, the same year she became pregnant. She opened Conscious Body Pilates in March, 2007. Because she received her Pilates training during her own pregnancy and post-partum recovery, she decided to focus her specialty on these populations. She also enjoys working with athletes, those recovering from injury, and those who just want to lose an extra 10 lbs and stay strong and fit. Her love of Pilates arises out of a natural affinity and love of dance, movement, sports, health and wellness, along with a joy of learning and teaching movement to others. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington.