WHY I TEACH MOVEMENT
Movement has been the answer to convey emotions since my early age. Growing up I’ve tried different sports, but dancing was the more natural expression to me. After more than ten years between classical ballet, modern jazz and contemporary dance, I’ve discovered Pilates in 2007 in my town Padua, in Italy. I took my first mat Pilates class for mistake, in the sense that I thought I was going to take another dance class in a new studio for adults, but than when the teacher told us to grab the mats, I had no idea of what to expect. But then I’ve felt in love instantly.
In the years I’ve become an avid practitioner. Pilates is always challenging, requires a tremendous mind focus and I knew that it was a great method to condition my body and I was starting to see the benefits on my dance practice. I’ve injured myself several times, so with time I became even more aware of the importance of good functional movement for everyday activities, especially working every day all day long at the computer.
It wasn’t until I moved to California that I had the opportunity to change my lifestyle and I’ve decided to go deeper in my personal Pilates practice getting certified. When I first moved to California I started to teach kids ballet at the closest YMCA and I realized I was enjoying teaching very much. Again it was for another case that I’ve become fully certified in Pilates. I was starting to take Pilates classes at the BASI Studio thinking to pursue the mat certification, but one day I met another Italian girl at the studio, she’s just passed the practical exam with Rael Isakowitz and she tells me to go and observe her private session with him. I felt in love again and I had one very illuminating moment: I was sure I wanted to teach the whole method of Pilates.
So I guess, the reason why I teach movement it is because it was meant to be at first, then because I made it happen.
I feel extremely lucky to train with master teachers of this discipline, as I continue to practice, I believe with continuing education I can give the best service and care to my all my clients. I love to work with people, helping them healing from injuries, improving their postures, becoming stronger and I especially love their smiles when the session or the class is done.
A Pilates session is one of the best workout you can give to your body and it is also a continue journey toward body awareness and mind control to reach more balance and happiness.
Originally from a town in the northeast of Italy, close to Venice, Padua.
Professionally-trained dancer in ballet and modern jazz dance. During the dance carrier, Marta has been part of workshops with the Royal Ballet of London, The Opus Ballet of Florence and the MAS (Music Art Show) of Milan.
She completed the Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training through BASI Academy, studying under international teachers like BASI Founder Rael Isakowitz and Lisa Hubbard, creator of Rhythm Pilates. She is a Sleek Technique Ballet Bootcamp trainer. She is also certified in Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies through Basi.
In the years she has taught in various Pilates studios and physical therapy studios in the area of South Orange County.
She teaches Pilates private/duets sessions on all apparatus (Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac Trapeze, Spine Corrector, Basi F2 System, Ladder Barrel, Ped a Pole), Group Reformer classes, Mixed Equipment group classes, Mat Pilates classes, Ballet Barre classes. She has experience with all variety of population from active age population to athletes, and all level of experience.
She teaches in English and Italian.