Highly recommend. I am new to pilates and I cannot imagine a better or more positive introduction than I received here.
Kara began studying Pilates as a modern dancer in college. Within a few sessions she quickly saw an increase in her strength and efficiency of movement. A year later she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Determined to keep moving, Pilates became an essential part of her wellness routine helping to maintain her strength and range of motion while keeping her joints safe. In 2009, with more than 600 apprentice hours completed, Kara became a classically trained Pilates instructor through Power Pilates in NYC, and its affiliate studio, Beacon Pilates in upstate New York. She has been a senior teacher at both The Pilates Boutique in Brooklyn and The Center Studio in Manhattan.
Kara brings to her teaching the influence of a lifetime of movement study including ballet and modern dance, Pilates, vinyasa and alignment based yoga. With an eye for detail, students are offered clear instruction for a refined practice. Kara specializes in working with students of all abilities to overcome the mechanical, habitual and injury related challenges that can often limit movement.
A mom of two small children living in Brooklyn, Kara has a particular interest in supporting women through pregnancy and the often challenging postpartum period. Her most rewarding clients are often those that walk through the door dealing with complicated and painful injuries.
What is she like as a teacher? I like to keep clients moving with clear and refined instruction. I like to help clients work more deeply so that they leave every session feeling strong and connected.