Pilates and GYROTONIC® Teacher

Mara is a therapeutic movement teacher and dance artist with an extensive career in movement and dance. She is a fully accredited member of BASI Pilates UK and the GYROTONIC® ExpansionSystem. Mara holds a PGdip in Advance Dance Studies and an MA in Choreography by The Place – London Contemporary Dance School (University of Kent).

Her lifelong fascination with the body in motion led Mara to first train as a Pilates teacher alongside her full time job as a dancer at the Opernhaus Graz in Austria. She began her training in March 2009 and immediately started teaching Pilates. Her deepening self research led her to train in the GYROTONIC® method completing her training in May 2016.

Mara has experience of working with people from all walks of life. Her class emphasises flow with focus on breath and ease of movement. She believes this approach leads to a more integrated use of the body, improving both strength and flexibility. Mara aims to facilitate people’s sense of everall well-being and contribute to their healing process.

Her constant exposure to Somatic Practices and her passion for dance continue to strongly influence her teaching practice. Since her arrival in the UK Mara has continued to dance and choreograph, bringing her continuing movement exploration, and sense of creativity and play to her class.

Dylan Elmore
Maria Trindade