- Slings Myofascial Training® Practitioner (art of motion Academy)
- Certified Yoga Teacher (InYoga)
- Certified Pilates Teacher – Matwork and Comprehensive Studio (Pilates Foundation
- B-tech in Dance Teaching (Tswhane University of Technology)
- Sydney host for Slings Myofascial Training® in partnership with Anatomy Trains Australia
- Presenter at workshops and retreats
- Various certificates in fitness and wellness
The motivation to understand what moves us has shaped Paola's life both personally and professionally. Paola is a Pilates Instructor, Slings Myofascial Trainer®, Yoga Teacher and Educator for art of motion Academy. She teaches Studio Pilates, workshops, courses, retreats and is the Sydney host for Slings Myofascial Trainer®.
Paola began her love of movement through dance from an early age in South Africa, completing her dance degree with high distinction Tswhane University of Technology. During this time Paola did her first Pilates Studio qualification in 2001, working closely with dancers at the university and the South African Ballet. In addition, she taught Anatomy and Physiology at The National School of the Arts, fueling her love of anatomy and passing on that passion. Little did she know the passion for anatomy would take her on an interesting professional life journey.
In 2006, she moved to London and continued her education with The Pilates Foundation UK. Anne-Marie Zulkahari, her Master Trainer, was a major influence as she encouraged Paola to keep questioning, learning and, above all, keeping an open mind.
In 2012, Paola settled in Sydney, Australia where she encountered Slings Myofascial Training®, created by art of motion completing her diploma. Paola has and continues to immerse herself into the world of integral anatomy. Understanding the body’s interconnectedness with science-based understanding has evolved and shifted her teaching in countless positive ways. It continues to motivate her to evolve, question and stay curious.
Paola is the Sydney host in partnership with Anatomy Trains Australia as well as an Educator for art of motion. Find out more about Paola at https://www.paolaraffinetti.com