BASI Pilates Instructor
A British native, Sarah has always been passionate about movement and comes from a strong and diverse background in dance. She attended the prestigious Northern Ballet School, whereupon she graduated and traveled extensively--spending 13 years performing internationally with various resident, touring Musical Theatre shows and Dance Companies worldwide.
Pilates has always been very prominent in Sarah's life, especially when her dance career was cut short due to a reoccurring hip injury. Pilates helped Sarah rehabilitate and regain strength after her hip operations, and taught her to have a deeper understanding of the body and patience with injury and recovery.
Sarah received her formal Pilates education and training from Body Arts and Science International. Upon graduating, she was invited to teach at the BASI headquarters alongside the creator of the method--internationally renowned teacher, Rael Isacowitz. Sarah often appears as a print model, in both advanced education workbooks and the BASI website. She continuously takes workshops and courses to increase her knowledge and education. Recent completed courses include the prestigious BASI Mentor Program with Rael, Pilates for Dancers, Pilates for the Mature Client and a Pilates hip and knee biomechanics course.
Sarah has also completed the in-depth advanced education certification course Pilates Through Pregnancy. Sarah works with each new and expecting mom on tailored Pilates programs during the prenatal and postnatal period. Sarah is passionate about working with her women throughout their pregnancy, she encourages mindful safe exercise to correctly develop strength and flexibility and helps alleviate common pregnancy discomforts. Pilates improves awareness of the body, and that awareness is invaluable in labor. Her postnatal programs focus on helping the mother recover after the birth. By adding Pilates exercises to the postpartum period, Sarah has found her clients heal much more quickly and completely.
The expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm she has gleaned from her experiences are incorporated in her lesson plans. For Sarah, the well-being of the client comes first, and she finds great satisfaction in reaching her clients goals and needs through Pilates.