Shelly Stephenson has been studying and teaching Pilates since 1989. Her experience includes athletic conditioning and rehabilitation with post-operative and fibromyalgia patients, people with obesity, and osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. She has also worked with ballet and modern dancers, and was the Pilates teacher for the artists of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo in Portland in 2008. She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and offers teacher certification and Anatomy in Clay as a faculty member of Balanced Body University.
Shelly is a lifelong student and teacher, fascinated by the body’s intelligent structure and natural resilience. Aftrer much inquiry and research into a modality that would best complement her Pilates work, in 2006 Shelly began her training in Anatomy Trains and KMI with Thomas Myers. Integrating this transformative form of bodywork with her Pilates practice provides an effective blend of structural and kinesthetic support to her clients. Shelly’s ongoing dedication is to restoring alignment and range of motion, increasing the body’s adaptability, and to assisting other movement educatiors in their ongoing discovery of the human body’s form and function.