I have had the incredible luck of working with Dena now for nearly four years. It is a rare thing indeed that you find someone who can offer so much——the ability to drive you; offer teaching that is so accurately applied to your body and needs, and from a place that is true to the history of Pilates’ work; and at the same time heal, enrich, and boost you with her insatiable and unique spirit.
It is difficult to put into words the significance of the training experience with Dena. She is a mix of all the best things that a teacher can be: caring, deeply knowledgeable, motivating, and able to reach anyone. When you begin with her you get a sense of this power in the way she drives you to move, and move well. Along the way you then begin to notice the smaller details that only the rarest of powerful teachers offer. The perfect cue at the perfect time, the subtle touch to somewhere that instantly makes you understand where you need to work from, and as you advance and face things about yourself you want to shift, the safety of a nurturing and supportive connection and environment in which to actualize yourself without fear and judgement.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Dena has a spirit that transcends the training connection. She is a teacher, but she is more- someone who is able to use the best of the Pilates system to not just train you but to actually help you feel better, connected, elevated. It has been a sincere privilege to have worked with this incredible teacher, and I certainly look forward to continuing to see how she helps me shape a better ‘me’ in the years to come as we continue our work together."