Aloha! I'm Arlene
I’m an informed and educated Classical Pilates teacher and I strongly believe in the power of this work to transform the human body and alter your psychic state. What I know from 20+ years of experience is that the closer I researched the source of this amazing method, the more potent my practice became. I am a Vintage Pilates graduate which means I learned my craft from some of the brightest minds in the industry, including first generation teacher Jay Grimes, who learned the Method directly from Joe Pilates.
Who I Work With
I work with a wide ranging clientele of various ages and fitness levels, as well as apprentices just learning to teach and as a mentor for dedicated teachers who want to deepen their understanding of Classical Pilates, improve their practice and create community.
Autonomy and independence are encouraged at my studio. I invite my students to learn their exercises and help develop their intuition in regards to movement. I do this mostly by getting out of their way and letting them move. When necessary, I use my hands as a way to guide them and add to the energy of their workout, but I believe it's mostly through autonomy that one begins to access the layers of body awareness, mental and physical stamina that builds like magic with daily practice.