"I'm new to Pilates and love it with Shannon. What impresses me the most about her are her expertise and professionalism. It's obvious within the first five minutes of working with her that she has a thorough knowledge of anatomy, and tons of experience. I've already discovered how to use abdominal muscles I never knew I had before, something that immediately began to alleviate my frequently achy lumbar spine. I wish I started this amazing practice years ago as it is a basis for all healthy movement. Shannon's personality is as bright as her beautiful studio that is accessed through the back of a flower shop (So lovely)..Another huge plus is all the free parking nearby." Liesl F.
"I have been working with various Pilates instructors for the past 8 years--some of them very experienced, and Shannon is the best! Because of structural issues (back and hips) from birth, I am definitely a challenge work with and need someone who can focus on continuing rehabilitation and also challenge me. Shannon has been able to design sessions that address whatever new issue I present as well exercises that I can do on my own. I am committed to pilates for a healthy life and I love working with Shannon. Her lovely new studio really embodies her spirit of joy and celebration of health. PS, lots of free parking is another plus." Gale B.
Shannon's pathway of the psoas course is a true gem. My takeaways were many, but the main gift I received was ritual. I begin to write in my journal more, listen to the interiority of my body more, and I personally loved just paying more attention to my dreams and dream journaling. The movement videos were truly amazing, Shannon is such a great teacher on so many levels. Her experience really shines through as well as her dedication to her own movement and spiritual practices. S.S.
One of the things and excavating from this work is how to listen and care to myself versus using my movement practice to fix or escape discomfort in my body. I really loved this course. It was real and honest and I appreciate her openness. Even her voice set a tone where I felt able to be honest and open and brave to the work and the information that she presented to us. There is so much deep diving to do! I could imagine a month-long course on this just one module with you as my guide and exploring and going deeper with a group of people. I really felt a deep sense of trust with you as our guide. The sense of community help me to feel connected and get to work more into my body and out of my brain. All of the various modalities help to reconnect me to the parts of me that I have been neglected or that I am scared to enter again after injury or disappointment. Your course gave me another way in. Now I feel the challenge is to gently keep re-discovering this way inward. L.F.
"I started working with Shannon three years ago. I came to her with a shoulder issue I had had for over a year and never having done Pilates did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least! Shannon is the best instructor! She was very patient with me since I was brand new to Pilates, made every session fun and interesting and in a short time my shoulder issue was gone!I am thrilled with all the positive changes in by body, more strength, better flexibility and a much better posture! I am a senior so that is a very important factor.Her new location on Piedmont Ave is a wonderful place! Sunny, beautifully painted and decorated with plants and flowers. I am so grateful to have met Shannon and will continue to look forward to my weekly sessions of Pilates with her. Thanks Shannon...you're the best!" Barbara L.