Location: Alexandria and Falls Church VA
Suzanne Koucheravy is a Pilates Instructor certified by the Pilates Method Alliance. Her teacher-training program was completed with Polestar Education, a Pilates education system that focuses on the rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation needs of clients in the therapeutic and fitness settings. Suzanne has been on the staff at Body Dynamics in Falls Church Va, a physical therapy clinic, since 2006 as a personal trainer specializing in chronic health issues and dance rehabilitation. She a member of the Dance Medicine team at Body Dynamics, developing and co-teaching lectures and workshops on dancers health for students and instructors.
Her interest in scoliosis lead her to pursue more in-depth understanding of spine disorders. She has been an Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner since 2013 and Master Scolio-Pilates® Instructor 2018 assisting at workshops, mentoring and seeing clients privately. Her passion is to educate and empower each of her “curvy” clients to manage their scoliosis for health of mind and body. Suzanne also see clients at the Scolio-Pilates®; Scoliosis and Spine Center.
She has attended numerous continuing education workshops to include Modifications for Yoga using the Schroth Method, Pilates Modifications for Scoliosis using the Schroth Method, and Scoliosis Intensive through Phi Pilates, and Pilates for MS. Suzanne will present a lecture, poster and movement session on “Understanding the Dancer with Scoliosis” at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science in October 2019.
Suzanne graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Theater from Kansas State University. She has over 25 years performing and teaching dance (Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, Maryland Youth Ballet, The Washington Ballet, George Mason University). She has successfully helped many dancers and non-dancers overcome the complications of scoliosis to reach their goals on the stage or off.
You can find Suzanne on Instagram: @benemotus_scolio_pilates and @the_dance_mechanics
Good Movement is Efficient Movement. Good Movement is Logical Movement with Strategies for Success. Good Movement is Beautiful Movement. Good Movement reveals the Dynamic Relationship between the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual qualities of the Body Moving through space.”–Suzanne Koucheravy
Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner — September 2013
Master Scolio-Pilates® Instructor — 2018