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photo Sarah Grace Kotzamani


I’ve been teaching Pilates since my certification in 2006 with Body Kinetics' 16-month classical Pilates teacher training program in Mill Valley, California. My background in the study of exercise, dance, and martial arts goes back more than 20 years, with ongoing studies in deep anatomy and therapeutic body work, as well as continuing education in advanced Pilates trainings. I am also PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) certified, and a Hendrickson Method practitioner in orthopedic massage.


My focus as a Pilates teacher is on educating and encouraging, having fun in the body with ever more physical confidence; balance and stability with mobility, and freedom of movement. My approach to teaching is compassionate, humorous and challenging, and I welcome and enjoy teaching all levels of physical ability.


I teach in Berkeley, California, and you can contact me by emailing sarkzi at gmail.com.

 

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ONGOING EDUCATION, TEACHERS, and LINKS

2011-2012   Hendrickson Method Advanced Training, Hendrickson Method Institute,
                        http://www.hendricksonmethod.com  Berkeley, CA                                         

2011    Gil Hedley, Integral Anatomy Intensive, http://www.gilhedley.com  San Francisco, CA
            David Weinstock, Neurokinetic Therapy workshop, http://neurokinetictherapy.com/ San Francisco, CA

2010-2011   Hendrickson Method Essentials Training, Hendrickson Method Institute, Certified HM Practitioner.          
                        http://www.hendricksonmethod.com  Berkeley, CA

2010   Mary Bond, Vertebral Segments: Core of the Core, http://www.newrulesofposture.com  Petaluma, CA
            Dr. Guy Voyer, Analytical & Segmental Muscular Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles                                                          & the Thoracic Diaphragm, http://www.guyvoyer.com  LA, CA
            PMA  http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org   Educational Conference, Long Beach, CA

2009    Rebecca Leone: Pilates Excel http://pilatesexcel.com   Seattle, WA (Feb & Aug)                                
            Dr. Rebecca Love: Cadaver workshop, Bastyr College, http://www.bastyr.edu  Kenmore, WA

            Tom Hendrickson, http://www.hendricksonmethod.com weekend workshop, Berkeley, CA
            Leslie Howard, Pelvic Floor workshop (also in 2010), http://www.flyingzebrayoga.com Berkeley, CA
            Dr. Guy Voyer, MyoFascial Stretching workshop, http://www.guyvoyer.com  Los Angeles, CA

2008    Deane Juhan http://www.jobsbody.com Connective Tissue workshop, Petaluma, CA
            Eric Franklin http://www.franklin-method.com Psoas and Diaphragm Workshop and
            Eric Franklin Walking, Sitting, Standing workshop, San Francisco, CA
            PMA http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org   Educational Conference, Phoenix, AZ
            Fletcher Pilates http://fletcherpilates.com Towelwork workshop, Half Moon Bay, CA

2007    Anatomy in Clay, http://www.anatomyinclay.com Boulder, CO
            Anatomy and Physiology, Merritt College, Oakland, CA
            Beginning Brain Gym, http://www.braingym.org seminar, Oakland, CA

2006    Pilates Method Alliance Conference http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org   Palm Springs, CA

2005-2006       Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certification, Carol Appel,
                        http://www.pilatespluspetaluma.com/staff.html  Body Kinetics, Mill Valley, CA
                                                           
2001    MFA Sculpture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1997    BFA Ceramics, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA