STOTT Pilates FULLY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels (Basic / Intermediate / Advanced); Injuries and Special Populations
ZEN*GA Qualified Instructor (Equipment)
Certified YOGA TEACHER, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hrs
Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate (AASFP)
Certificate in General Thai Massage from the Wat Pho Traditional Medical School
Born in Russia. As a child I was not particularly athletic, but adventurous, curious and open to new experiences. In my student years I discovered dance and was a member of the Uni dance group. With my first (serious) job I got a membership at a fitness studio and very soon became addicted to fitness and exercise. I have tried everything in group fitness: Body Jam, Step, Slide, Body Pump etc etc and was a regular gym-goer in all cities where I lived: St Petersburg and London, Fontainebleau and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is known as „the New York of Asia“ and offers an unbelievable choice of training and exercise options, including such oriental specialities as yoga and martial arts by trainers from India, Korea and China. This incredible city is open to everything new, cool and unknown and follows latest fitness trends and fads from the US and Australia.
Naturally I had to try everything: martial arts, ballet, Yoga, Pilates. I quit my corporate job at the end of 2011 and made my lifelong fascination with movement and exercise into my calling. I am infinitely curious about how our bodies and minds work – and these cannot be separated but must be considered together!
Pilates for me is the source of inspiration. The Pilates Method helps to strengthen the muscles around your spine, improve the mobility of the joints and stretch the muscles – all that is necessary for a healthy body. That also means that Pilates can considerably improve the quality of life.
For me personally, the greatest benefit of Pilates is the universality of the Pilates Reformer, where you can train absolutely all your muscles. Looking back at my previous dance experience, I see the authentique Reformer Training as a fun and joyful dance of the body.
Fitness & Pilates education:
2007 – Dance School graduate (Classic/ Contemporary)
2009 – Fitnesstrainer – Diploma in Group Fitness – Aerobic/ Stretching/Barre Workout/ Back Mobilisation
2012 – Diploma in Yoga Instruction – Yoga Alliance
2013 – Diploma in Pilates Mat – Pilates Institute Russia
2015 – Zumba Certificate
2016 – Piloxing Certificate
2020 – Diploma in Pilates Reformer
Further Education/Workshops: Ballett Toning/ Pilates MESIER-TECHNIK/ Mobility of the Joints. Boris Buzzani and more.
When I discovered the incredible functionality and efficacy of Pilates for healing my own back issues – I fell in love and started my teacher training journey.
I spent the last 5 years living in Cape Town and Los Angeles absorbing everything fitness and well-being related.
I studied the STOTT Pilates Method under Lead Instructor Trainer Lisa Palmer in Cape Town and have been exposed to many great teachers all over the world whose love and passion for movement has always inspired me to dive deeper and expand my knowledge.
I am also a certified yoga instructor and love how the aspects of breathing and mindfulness is such an integral part in both Pilates and Yoga.
It is my absolute passion and mission to help people gain physical as well as mental strength through mindful movement and body awareness.