Sasha fell in love with Pilates after attending a class wth her mother who used Pilates to fully recuperate from ankle surgery. As a mental health therapist Sasha readily recognized the physical and mental healing potential a Pilates practice offers its participants. Soon after, she graduated from her first comprehensive training through Midwest Pilates Institute. Eager to learn about other methods, she completed yet another comprehensive training with Polestar Pilates.
Currently, Sasha is a mentor for Polestar where she is responsible for training future Pilates instructors. As a teacher she is mastering her own technique. As a student she is learning how to better address the unique goals of clients who are pregnant, recovering from birthing, live with lower extremity pathologies, spinal issues and those with other physical therapy needs.
Drawing upon her knowledge of multi-systemic therapy, Sasha relates to her clients in a thoughtful, caring, and personalized manner. She is focused on proper alignment and precision in movement as a means to feeling good! Having personally dealt with chronic back problems, Sasha speaks from experience when she describes the pain relief one can achieve through a dedicated Pilates practice.
In addition to teaching at Shawn's Studio, Sasha is the studio's client consultant monitoring and responding to emails and phone calls, as well as, handling other communications between the studio and its members. She is a valuable addition to Shawn's Studio team of skilled instructors.