As a runner, dancer, and violinist, Sandy always had the great fortune of an active life. However, years of less than optimum alignment from holding a single sided instrument and compression from athletic activities led to imbalances in her spine. After the birth of her second child, she suffered from sciatica and a friend recommended Pilates. The Pilates method was not about how hard she could push herself, but instead stressed the importance of working from the deep musculature of the body. In short, she gained a stronger body, better posture, and less pain and she was hooked!
Sandy has practiced Pilates since 2002 and became a certified instructor in 2007. She completed her Pilates certification at Turning Point Studios with Nora St. John and Naomi Leiserson.
In 2010, she completed Movement Medicine, a comprehensive Pilates-based rehabilitation program training at Turning Point Studios. She loves the way this training applies the Pilates method as a rehabilitative and injury prevention tool. She has taken many hours of continuing education with leaders in the Pilates field and is currently very interested in a greater understanding of fascia and its role in movement.
Her ongoing Pilates practice teaches her that the human body has an exceptional ability to heal when we allow it to, and her B.A. in Psychology helps her understand the delicate mind/body connection that is at the root of a Pilates practice.
Her greatest joy is to help clients achieve their goals. Whether it is a reduction of discomfort, enhanced athletic performance, or a better quality of life through awareness and posture, Sandy firmly believes that Pilates can help anyone achieve a healthier body – one that is strong, supple and centered.
When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking, gardening, swimming, and cooking.