Mindful Pilates with Sharon Allen

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Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Sharon Allen is currently the 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 has received recognition at Youth American Grand Prix, MamLuft Dance and Panoply Arts Festival. She is a performer with Lightwire Theater and enjoys touring with them internationally. Her love for 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 recently made it's way on 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 know that dancers have gravitated towards Pilates for years in injury recovery, strength, core and balance training. Pilates studios are increasing in our country daily. 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 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


Private Apparatus Sessions:

55 MINUTE SESSIONS
1 session $60
5 session combination $275 (must be used within 2 months)
10 session combination $500 (must be used within 3 months)

Reformer Duets
$30 per person (previous experience necessary)

Group Mat Classes at Northwest Florida Ballet
850-664-7787

Please call to schedule a private appointment. If you need to cancel a session, please call 24 hours in advance.

Contact:
Sharon Allen
Northwest Florida Ballet
310 Perry Ave. S.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-664-7787 x25
www.nfballet.org
sallen@nfballet.org