Andrea Sara

I have enjoyed a variety of physical exercise throughout my life, and like many people accumulated a few injuries and misalignments along the way. After the birth of my third child I was having trouble and really feeling the accumulative effects of previous injuries that hadn’t been rehabilitated. A friend suggested Pilates so I tried it.

 

 

I knew very quickly that this was what i needed and practiced regularly. Here was a form of exercise that required a considerable amount of mental focus, coordination, strength and control which, having enjoyed Ballet from childhood to teenage years I missed. My third and last child was just starting school, I signed up for a Mat course with Polestar Education, then a Studio course, and later updated to a Diploma certification.

Learning to teach was the beginning of a wonderfully rewarding and fulfilling journey that continues to this day14 years later. The more I learned the more my body thanked me for it. My core strength improved as did my postural awareness. I was managing my injuries more easily and was a great deal more flexible. I found an adult Ballet class and decided to give it another go. Pilates practice became an essential part of ensuring progress without injury and now many years down the track Ballet and Pilates continue to be a restorative and energizing constant in my life that feed me both mentally and physically.

 

The most enjoyable aspect of teaching Pilates is being able to play a part in helping others with their own journeys. Whether it’s towards a higher level of expertise in sport or being able to take a walk along the beach without pain makes no difference, the work is always interesting and the experience a pleasure and a privilege.

 

Your Pilates teachers

 

Andrea Sara

Fully certified by Polestar Pilates with a Diploma in Professional Pilates and 12 years teaching experience.

 

Penelope Johnston

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction.

 

Haylee Binks

Fully certified to teach Mat by Pilates International Training Centre.

 

Julie Nada Kohl

Fully certified by Tensegrity Training with a Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and teaching methodology and 8 years teaching experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew very quickly that this was what i needed and practiced regularly. Here was a form of exercise that required a considerable amount of mental focus, coordination, strength and control which, having enjoyed Ballet from childhood to teenage years I missed. My third child was just starting school, I signed up for a Mat course with Polestar Education, then a Studio course, and later updated to a Diploma certification.

 

 

 

Andrea - Proprietor/Pilates teacher

Haylee Binks

When I was growing up every afternoon and weekend was busy with either netball or soccer. It’s from here I developed my love for moving the body. The first thing I love about Pilates is the ability it has to challenge your body and fitness without the high impact that many sports have. I first started Pilates in 2013 at a local gym and wanted to find out more, eventually finding Andrea at Positive Energy Pilates who helped me to train as an instructor.

 

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, which is where I have started to learn the importance of a holistic view of health. I believe the dynamic approach Pilates takes to your body and your life helps you to achieve a happy balance. In practice it focuses on how the entire mind and body interacts, encouraging you to be more mindful in everyday tasks.

 

Since training to become an instructor I have developed a much deeper awareness of my own body and the Pilates method and want to be able to help others do the same. The core strength has helped relieve my lower back pain, which I used to experience as a result of scoliosis as well as improving my flexibility meaning less injuries. I am now a qualified Pilates Mat Instructor, trained by Pilates International Training Centre as well as Andrea Sara.

 

Haylee - Pilates teacher

Julie Kohl

Julie comes from an extensive dance background including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary, with over 14 years’ experience as a professional dancer and choreographer. After touring Europe as a fire dancer, she returned to Australia to train as a Pilates instructor. Julie has cured her own dance related injuries by using the Pilates method end loves giving people the tools to keep their bodies pain free and mobile. Julie enjoys dance, yoga, meditation, and is currently finishing a bachelor of Psychology to integrate a holistic mind-body wellbeing approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penelope Johnston

Exercise, in many different forms, has been a part of my daily routine for as long as I can remember. When I was advised to slow down and seek a less strenuous exercise regime, I turned to Pilates and since then I have not looked back. This is when my love and passion for all aspects of Pilates practice began, from the mind body connection through breath, the strength and flexibility and many others, yet so gentle on the body. After attending studio sessions for four years, studying a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with Pilates International Training Centre (PilatesITC), was the obvious next step for me. I wanted to share my passion and assist others to discover another level of body awareness that practising Pilates brings.

My mission every session is for clients to leave feeling longer and stronger, having moved the body in all planes of movement.

 

 

Julie - Pilates teacher

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