Five years ago, I began practising Pilates. It was at a difficult time in my life and I found it gave me a sense of strength and peace that I had never experienced. Pilates has changed my life, and I tell everyone about that.
Having started my training in Classical Pilates, then having a baby, I experienced the benefits of rehabilitative Pilates work.
I put my Classical Pilates training on hold and in 2016 completed a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy with Pilates Teacher Trainer, Carla Mullins from the Australian Pilates Method Association. I continue to be mentored by Suzanne McCarty. I am grateful to have learnt from, and learnt with, strong, intelligent and knowledgeable women.
I believe that Pilates can provide a strong sense of center, that it can release and strengthen, and above all, make you happy. I look forward to working with you at HARA.
In November 2014 I started my Classical Pilates Teacher Training with my teacher in Canada who is a 2nd Generation Pilates Instructor. I feel blessed to have been introduced to this method of body conditioning by two such knowledgable teachers. I have recently moved back to Coffs Harbour where I am honoured to have joined Hara and will continued to be mentored by Suzanne. My posture has and core strength have improved significantly over these years, and in turn I no longer suffer from any back pain. I truly believe that Pilates can benefit everyone and I look forward to working with you in the studio.
The Classical Pilates MAT
This class is suited to experienced students of Pilates with a sound body.We recommend that you have prior Pilates experience to taking this class and recommend the Pilates Beginners 5 week course if you are a beginner.
*If you have a current injury,pain or health condition we highly recommend that you attend an initial consultation and join either our "Pilates Therapeutics class courses or individualised Pilates studio sessions.
This is 50 minutes of flowing power taught how Joseph Pilates intended it. We follow the original Classical Pilates MAT exercises. Just you, your body and sometimes the magic circle and the arm weight series to heat it up! This is a challenging MAT class providing rigorous body conditioning and a cardiovascular workout.
Suzanne McCarty is a second generation Pilates instructor ( which means she studied directly with one of Joseph Pilates proteges Romana Kryzanoswka). She is a principal level pilates trainer level member of The Pilates Alliance Australasia and has been teaching Pilates full time for almost 2 decades.
class size 6-max 12