Hi, I'm Kristin! I have a fully equipped home studio nestled in quiet Morningside Heights (Columbia University territory). My intention with my humble inviting studio, Mind Body Aware, is to build a community-based authentic Pilates studio and wellness center. Mind Body Aware is a positive learning environment for people to explore movement and functionality in body, mind, and spirit through the use of the Pilates method and holistic health coaching.
Originally a farm girl from Virginia, I am a teacher through and through. I started teaching as a career at the age of 18, teaching swim lessons at the local YMCA. While attending the University of Virginia, I decided to grow my teaching from the pool to the classroom. Upon receiving my Masters of Teaching from UVA’s Curry School of Education, I taught 4th grade, 1st grade and kindergarten in the public school system. My career as a teacher continued to evolve, and at last, I was able to meld mind and body through teaching the Pilates method as a Romana Certified Pilates Instructor. I received my comprehensive certification through True Pilates New York in 2012 and went on to obtain my INHC certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013. I currently teach in my home studio Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday and Thursday you can find me at Pilates on 66. I utilize my classroom teaching skills, athletic experience, and health coaching credentials to give my clients a well-rounded experience in facilitating mind-body awareness.
The Real Deal
I am a die-hard Pilates enthusiast, herbal tea junkie, smoothie sippin', green juice lovin', runner(ish) and avid cyclist that is completely in love with my crazy-beautiful family who includes both my husband Brandon and our little girl Marly June.
Message to You:
You ARE enough! Mind Body Aware teaches you how to use what you have in the kitchen and on the mat to take charge of your life increasing your energy, vibrancy and overall wellbeing.