Mindful Pilates with Sharon Allen

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Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States

Sharon Allen is currently the owner of Mindful Pilates and assistant director for Northwest Florida Ballet. She is certified through PhysicalMind Institute, Kathy Corey Pilates and is a certified professional educator in the state of Florida. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Radford University and studied with North Carolina School of the Arts and Boston Ballet School. Her teaching experience spans over 30 years. She has taught dance for Harvard-Radcliffe, University of West Florida,The Florida Dance Association and danced professionally with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and Impulse Dance Company. Her choreography and students has received recognition at Youth American Grand Prix, MamLuft Dance and Panoply Arts Festival. She tours internationally as a performer with Lightwire Theater as seen on TV's America's Got Talent and Fake Off. Her love for teaching human beings and the study of Yoga brings a mindful approach to her professional work in nurturing clients in attaining personal goals for the health of the entire being.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

What will Pilates help to achieve?

Pilates has made it's way into the American exercise scene like a new pop star. The teachings of Joseph Pilates have actually been around for decades. Coming from a ballet background I have known many dancers who have gravitated towards Pilates for injury recovery, strength, balance and core alignment. Pilates studios are increasing in our country and I believe that this frenzy can lead individuals to lose the true value of what this training really means to the mind and body. Perfecting this technique takes time, patience and mental discipline. It is important to me when training my clients that the full concept of body alignment and strength be achieved slowly and accurately as opposed to quickly and misguidedly. Anyone dedicating themselves to learning Pilates can benefit if given the right guidance and nurturing.

Rates and Location


30 minute solo introductory           $35

55 minute private lesson                 $65 

5 private lessons                               $300

10 private lessons                             $550
45 minute duet or trio lesson         $35 per person
Combination packages must be used within 3 months.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Within Northwest Florida Ballet
310 Perry Ave. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-830-8018 sharonlallen@cox.net