Training Experience : __ Years

Training Style
As a classically trained ballerina and retired modern dancer, Kira Tutaki is intimately aware of the foundational principles of movement found in the Pilates method.  Kira has been practicing Pilates for over ten years and continues to enjoy coaching her clients to better health.  Kira’s passion for movement is realized through the work of Joseph Pilates, and she finds it a joy to facilitate others in experiencing freedom of movement through his work.

Training Experience
Education
She first began Pilates training while completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Sydney, Australia. While briefly training with Dance Ad Deum, Kira pursued her interest in the Pilates method. In 2008 Kira became fully certified through Stott Pilates under Merrithew Health & Fitness and she continues to expand her knowledge of movement through certifications in Zenga, Total Barre and regularly attending workshops.
Training Skills
  • Flexibility and Strength 100 %
  • Functional Movement 100 %
  • Physical Rehabilitation 100 %

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