My journey to Pilates
I once suffered constant neck and shoulder pains due to my Scoliosis, and sitting long hours in front of computer working as a secretary in a corporate setting. Massage therapy and alternative holistic treatments were great, but they only brought temporary relief from pain. As a result, I turned to Pilates as a form of rehabilitation, and slowly but surely, I started to feel more relaxed and pain gradually got better.
Having experienced the benefits of Pilates, it lead me to quit my corporate lifestyle and begin training as a Pilates instructor.
As a late bloomer, it definitely was a challenge in many ways, but I DID IT and it was all worth it.
My goal is to spread the joy and benefits that Pilates has given me, and to assure people that it is never too late to start!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time at home cooking plant based meals, and to wind down with a glass of wine!
Certified Level 1 Mat and Reformer STOTT PILATES instructor
I started pilates when feeling discomfort in my body from long hours of office work and very quickly, began to physically feel much better. I was inspired to share what I had learned to eventually become a pilates instructor. After a few years, I became pregnant and although I was confident about my physical condition having practiced pilates, my pregnancy did not go as I expected. I felt constantly sick throughout and even after birth my pain continued and could not enjoy simple daily activities. Feeling disappointed and down, I knew I had to work on my body to enjoy motherhood and life, so I started medical pilates first to gradually get movements back. This process took quite a long time but with a lot of patience I could begin to move my body naturally and started teaching pilates again. I’m still working on it, but pilates did wonders for my mental health, well-being and was able to feel social again.
Through pilates, I’ve gained an understanding that everyone’s body has an amazing ability of natural movement and beauty. Pilates is not about ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ movements. There are so many different variations and there’s a different approach for every body. Pilates movement helps you discover how your body wants to move and who you really are physically by raising the awareness of your body.
My goal for teaching pilates is to listen to clients' bodies and help them articulate their own movements. I also hope, with their bodies, they can enjoy their daily activities to the fullest.
Body Arts and Science International（BASI）Mat work
ITT Essential Exercises
Polestar Comprehensive Course（Studio course）
Watching movies, meditation, baking, playing ukulele with my son, walking, finding great curry restaurants in Tokyo.
I am a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, experienced in teaching Pilates both in Japan and Poland, my home country.
I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2013. Later in 2017 I moved to Japan with my family, and since mid-2018 I have a great pleasure in running Pilates classes for both the local and international communities in Yokohama and Tokyo. I have experience teaching Mat-work and equipment classes (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels) including group and private sessions.
So why Pilates?
Pilates was designed to deal with pain, faulty posture, weaknesses and injures but also to give natural grace, and to bring joy and happiness in our life. This is what I share with everyone who comes to my class. With its focus on core stability and natural alignment of the body, Pilates helps to restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self- confidence.
Teaching is my passion and well-being of my students is my greatest reward.
Join the classes and feel the benefits of a balanced and aligned body that looks fit and moves with ease!
Malu & Pinky
Meet Malu & Pinky, our studio Mascot!
Job description: Cuddles , tummy rubs
Working day: Irregular