13 Oct Instructor Spotlight!
Sarah Smith, a native of Fort Worth, TX has studied and performed dance since the age of 3. She graduated with a B.P.A in dance performance from Oklahoma City University and has performed in regional productions of Crazy For You, 42nd Street, The Producers and Christmas Dreams. Understanding how important Pilates has been for her dance training, health, and well-being, she went on to get her Pilates certification through the Kane School. Since receiving her certification, she has studied Pilates through Pregnancy, Post-Natal Pilates, and Gait Analysis. Sarah currently studies Voice with Tom Burke, The Alexander Technique with Emily Whyte and dance with various instructors throughout Manhattan. Sarah believes that each individual is unique, with their own set of needs and that knowledge of one’s own body inherently leads to self-appreciation.
“The Diaphragm is my favorite muscle. It is unique because it can be controlled consciously and unconsciously. It supports the voice through speech and singing and it supports life via breath. Understanding the diaphragm and utilizing it in various patterns can help us to relieve stress. And who doesn’t need a built in stress reliever?”
“Physioball. It can be as functional as a chair, a footrest, or an inexpensive version of a rocking (or bouncing) chair. But you can also use the physioball to work your entire body in fun and challenging ways.”
“I do a great Aaron Neville impression.”