Originally from South Africa, Paola was inspired to become a Pilates instructor when studying dance. Pilates improved her performance, body awareness and enabled her to recover from a back injury. It helped her discover new ways of moving she had never had access to before. This revelation about the mind body connection has kept her fascinated ever since.
Paola became a Pilates instructor in 2001, while completing her degree in dance-teaching. In 2006 Paola moved to London where she was given the opportunity to further her knowledge as a Pilates teacher and continued her education with The Pilates Foundation UK. Anne-Marie Zulkahari, her master trainer, was a major influence as she encouraged Paola to keep questioning and learning.
In 2017, Paola’s discovered Slings Myofascial Training. Not only has she been completing her Diploma in this course, she is host for them right here in Sydney. On top of that her next journey is to become an educator for Slings Myofascial Training in conjunction with Anatomy Trains AU & NZ. Her time is spent studying, teaching and growing.
Paola is experienced at teaching clients of all abilities, continually being amazed at how Pilates and Slings Myofascial Training can assist in speeding up the recovery process and create long term benefit. Paola welcomes working with any client, no matter what level or age.
Look out for Paola’s workshops and Pilates Retreats at the studio.
Paola is a certified Pilates Instructor, soon to be Slings Myofascial Trainer and qualified Yoga Teacher.