Erika was first introduced to Pilates as a way to complement and enhance her study of classical ballet and modern dance. Years later, after hanging up her dancing shoes, she began taking Mat classes while living abroad as a way to improve her French language skills. Seeing the positive benefits of this form of mind-body exercise and aching to return to a more physical lifestyle, she became increasingly interested in not only taking Pilates classes but also in teaching them.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2007, Erika decided to begin training to become a Pilates instructor and received her full certification through STOTT Pilates. She is passionate about the amazing effects Pilates has on the body and sincerely believes it is great for everyone -- whether you're a seasoned athlete, recovering from an injury or just in need of a little exercise TLC.
In addition to completing annual continuing education credits through STOTT Pilates, Erika has earned her Pre & Post Natal certification through Fusion Pilates and has completed the Pilates Therapeutics' Specialization in Scoliosis Management. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College in Sociology and Dance and an M.A. in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University.
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