Please bring your pilates/yoga mat if you have one.
ABOUT THE INSTUCTOR
Rebekah Batyah Freedman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Arizona, and it was there that she was first introduced to the Pilates method. After just a few months of practicing Pilates regularly, she saw first hand how Pilates could enhance a dancer’s training and a person’s overall strength and flexibility. She also got to experience first hand the power of Pilates to help heal the body; she was in a car accident that resulted in a serious back injury and an achilles tendon rupture. Even while in a cast she continued to practice Pilates. Not only was she was back dancing in 6 months, half the amount of time that she was told she would need, but she was stronger then ever. Pilates had reshaped the connection between her mind and body and as a result, her body could now move and dance with more ease and efficiency.
Rebekah Batyah had the amazing opportunity train under master teacher Kyria Sabin and Deborah Mendoza, as well as first generation teachers Ron Fletcher and Sonje Mayo, both direct disciples of Joseph Pilates himself. In 2006 she began the extensive 1000 hour teacher training program at Body Works Studio in Tucson AZ, to become a level one Fletcher Pilates teacher. In 2007 she completed the advanced level of the Fletcher Pilates certification program, becoming one of the few “Qualified Fletcher Teachers” in the Country.
She has been teaching Pilates for over 8 years, and while staying true to the classical form, she always strives to challenge her clients both in mind and body, creating a holistic workout that integrates her body knowledge, dance training, as well as some learned Feldenkrais and Alexander Techniques. She believes that Pilates can benefit any one, regardless of age, size or background. She always strives to create a holistic, challenging and individualized workout for each client, so that they leave their sessions feeling energized, healthy and strong.