About The Teacher

"The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things." ﹣Buddha

I would not have found happiness had it not been for the Pilates method. This I know is true. I have since been teaching for close to a decade and there is not a session I teach where the magic of this method does not reveal itself. Over the years of observing my clients, I have compiled notes that have influenced the founding of the Conscious Strong™ Program and the 100s to Happiness™ Challenge App.

It has been an incredible journey from the original conception of the idea to where I am today. I started this section above with the quote from the Buddha because it truly encapsulates the “why” behind this retreat, which has grown out of a greater desire to spread a global message of happiness through conscious movement. Everything starts with the mind. Whether you are looking to improve the health of your body, decrease stress, or form a better relationship with your son or daughter, it all starts with the mind.

I have learned (and continue to learn) many of life’s lessons the “hard way.” And I have made it my mission to teach this method to others, so they can experience the freedom that I have found. I believe that once we recognize and acknowledge that we are powerful beyond even our wildest dreams, there is nothing that can stand in our way of finding deep self love and using it to fuel everything else in our lives.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Cheers to Happiness,


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