During a hiatus after and through 4 major surgeries to address a congenital spine condition, Olivia studied Pilates intensively as a means to heal, rebuild, and reconnect from the inside out. She is extremely grateful and can attest to the healing benefits from her firsthand experience. Throughout her surgical journey from 2012-2017, she continued to learn a multitude of healing modalities which she now combines in her work to help others. Olivia holds a comprehensive certification through STOTT Pilates and has been teaching since 2013. She has experience and compassion for working with all age ranges, levels, and especially those with injuries. She specializes in rehabilitation especially with the spine and Psoas.
Olivia Eng is also passionate about dancing, music, poetry, photography, creating art, holistic practices, herbal medicine, agroecology, traveling, and community service. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, studying Afro-Modern dance with Donald McKayle, and focusing on Dance Performance and Sociology. She has performed throughout the U.S., Singapore, Mexico, Cuba, and New Zealand, with various companies and has also studied dance in Africa and Europe. She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay area as a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, teacher, and choreographer.
She is currently developing S.C.A.R.S. (Strength, Courage, and Resilience of the Soul) a multi-faceted platform whose goal is to engage and celebrate community through dance, poetry, storytelling, music, holistic practices, herbalism, and cross-cultural exchange. (www.scarsart.wixsite.com/scars)