About Christopher

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My story:

I worked for over fifteen years in the Beauty Industry as a model, hair stylist and make up artist. This was a job that left me both stressed and depressed. I struggled for many years with the pressure of this industry to look a certain way which left me unhappy and I turned to some very toxic habits to cope.  Eventually, I found Yoga and Pilates as a new way to release the tension and stress I held in my body, mind and soul. Yoga and Pilates had helped me to deal with my toxic lifestyle and connect to my body and learn to cope in healthy ways.

One day something changed in me and I realized that I didn’t want to help people LOOK good anymore, I wanted to help people FEEL good. I felt myself being called to a healing path, not only for myself but to share with and help to heal others.  I had to let go of some self defeating habits; which I was able to do through a regular Yoga and Pilates practice. My decade long practice has brought me to a point where I can finally forgive and love myself. Loving yourself unconditionally is truly a thing of beauty! I am now inspired everyday to be healthy and happy; and I want to inspire others to be healthy, and share the gift of Yoga and Pilates with everyone.

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A New Path:

After over ten years of practicing Yoga and Pilates I decided to enter a training program. Originally, I thought it would be a great way to deepen my personal practice. I had not intended it to become a full time career. I am now a Yoga and Pilates teacher in the Central Massachusetts areas. I am a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered and certified yoga teacher (under my teacher Jacqui Bonwell from Sacred Seeds Yoga School). I mostly teach Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga, as well as workshops on Spinal Mobility, Back Health, Meditation and the Chakras.

I am also a certified Power Pilates Mat teacher, and a certified Peak Pilates Teacher. I have over 500 hours of training and experience in Pilates on all of the Pilates equipment including the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. I am the owner of Worcester Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio in Worcester, MA offering private instruction on the Gratz Pilates equipment. I am dedicated to preserving, sharing and promoting the classical work that Joseph Pilates originally created.

I am also a Reiki Healing Practitioner, Certified Herbalist, Writer, Paleo Nutrition Coach, Wellness Coach and Biohacker. Additionally I teach corporate yoga and Pilates classes. I am honored to create a space for office workers who are out of balance both physically and mentally to come and relieve stress during their hectic work days.

I am first and foremost always a student. I am constantly learning about the body, nutrition and movement through personal lessons, continuing education and workshops. In my personal life I am an avid cyclist, anatomy geek, book lover, Disney nerd, constant day dreamer, mermaid lover, ocean and marine life conservationist, Francophile and cupcake connoisseur. I love being at the beach and can often be found participating in beach cleanups, and sharing the message of how we can protect our oceans and marine life. I believe in nourishing both your body and soul through good food, love, laughter and a little magic.

My classes are great for establishing a mind, body connection, as well as physical benefits such as strength, weight loss and more. 

Education:

  • 200 Hour Yoga Certification – Sacred Seeds Yoga School
  • Mat Pilates Certified – Power Pilates
  • Basics of Anatomy – Power Pilates
  • Special Cases: Mat Class – Power Pilates
  • Pilates Equipment Training  – Peak Pilates
  • Paleo Nutritionist Diploma – Centre of Excellence
  • Certified Family Herbalist – Herbal Academy of New England

Achievements and Recognitions:

  • Featured Pilates instructor on Fusion Fitness Online -2013
  • Listed as “One of the Top 12 Yoga Teachers in the Boston Area” by Learnivore – 2015
  • One of the administrators for the “Pilates Book Review and Discussion Club” on Facebook.
  • Published and Featured in Worcester Pulse Magazine – 2017
  • Guest on the Men’s Panel of the Pilates Unfiltered Podcast