Rebecca’s love of movement was shaped as a child in the world of competitive dance, but it was her criticism of that atmosphere that brought her to Pilates. She quit dance as a young adult and took a long break from energetic movement altogether. She eventually found herself with persistent pain in her low back and arthritis in her knees, for which a doctor prescribed a future of pain management. She rejected that and found Pilates. This modality of movement helped her realign imbalances after so many years with a distorted perception of her own body. She realized that exercise isn't about vanity; it’s about getting stronger and learning how to use our muscles more efficiently to move with less effort and less pain. She received her certification in Pilates mat and reformer from Body Harmonics, a program that prioritizes biomechanics and moving in ways that feel good. She creates a gentle and welcoming place, tailored to safely match the skill levels of individual clients so they feel empowered and successful.
Devoted to ongoing education in her field, she is working toward her comprehensive Pilates certification, a secondary specialization in post-rehab, as well as an eventual doctorate in Occupational Therapy to someday work as a pelvic floor therapist. As a complement to Pilates, she is certified in pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise, NASM personal training, Booty Barre instruction, and she has studied the work of the Postural Restoration Institute and the Buteyko Breathing Method.
She teaches with a non-competitive and body neutral perspective and takes care to use gender inclusive language. Her teaching is informed by a history of chronic pain and she offers an adaptable method with variations for both ease and challenge.
Outside of her movement practice, Rebecca makes use of her BA from UC Santa Barbara in studio art, plays drums and guitar in a few local bands, and spoils a sleepy lizard.