Location: McKinleyville, California
Katherine Kanzler has been teaching Pilates since 2005. She is certified to teach through Body Arts and Sciences International. Katie has also received the certification to teach Scolio-Pilates, a method for people with scoliosis. She has a wide variety of movement experience that includes all forms of dance, yoga, Tai Chi, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais and so much more.
As a dancer, Katie discovered Pilates in 1996. The challenge and sophistication of this form of exercise was a perfect fit. She has experience with many teachers in Orange County and Long Beach, CA in studios and college courses. In 2005, she graduated from C.S.U. Long beach with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. It is here she was able to study with Karen Clippinger. Katie would and go on to do her Pilates certification with Karen Clippinger, MSPE and Rael Isacowitz. Both of these instructors teach worldwide and have written a book together, called Anatomy of Pilates.
Katie’s approach to Pilates is that of alignment, balance and careful attention to detail. She is able to see body mechanics and coach the client towards better, more efficient alignment. Rather than working towards a certain shape of the body, Katie believes the goal is to relieve pain and create happiness now regardless of how a person looks.
Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner since September 2018