Duet session with Shelby was both challenging and also so relaxing and rewarding. She was attentive and explains things clearly and thoughtfully and I felt completely comfortable as a newbie. I cant wait for the next class!
Growing up in big cities created more of a challenge for Turu to
find her ‘peaceful place.’ Taking time out for self-care and whole
body/soul regeneration became of utmost import. Dealing with a
challenging body chemistry led her to a natural course of research,
experimentation and understanding practical applications of the
various modalities available.
In her youth she enrolled in massage school as her fascination with body mechanics gave her the desire to “see inside the body.” She was hired at one of the most prestigious boutique spas in LA but found it less desirable in application that in the studies.
Her first love was always music so in 2006 she moved to England to tour with her band throughout Europe. The lifestyle was exhausting so after several years she returned to the states and focused on foods. What we take internally to satisfy the best of the bodies needs. Along that pathway, with a health issue in the family, she and her mom diverted energies to an underserved community. Greek heritage is all about brining family together at the table to eat. So many Celiacs and GF people were left out. Together they opened Coquette’s, a 100% GF restaurant/bakery with a highly creative menu. The restaurant that was a city favorite and top award winner for 11 years.
The stories people shared with her about the depth of their issues, the more she missed the physical aspects of healing. That first brought her to get more deeply involved with Pilates, Barre and other forms of movement and weight training. She knew the clear path was before her.
Studying at Sun Pilates, Turu emersed herself and didn’t stop there. She was fascinated with the cadaver lab and what our bodies were meant to do and what we do to them! Her plans to assemble a variety of modalities is now in the works. Between her entrepreneurial spirit, her healing soulfulness, her unending search for the best of what the always changing world of health and fitness has to offer, Turu is now available for personal training as well as group classes at Sun.