My clients inspire me with their enthusiasm and perseverance at achieving and maintaining optimum health. We laugh, we work hard, and most importantly, we keep moving! My goal is not only to teach the art of Pilates, but to enable everyone to appreciate the joy of movement and the incredible architecture of their own body.
Keirsten, owner of Lila Pilates LLC, is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) through New York State and a comprehensively Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) through Balanced Body University. She is a Level 1 certified NeuroKinetic Therapist (NKT) and is working on her Polestar Interational PMA-CPT for dual certification in Pilates.
Keirsten completed her 200-hour yoga training with Jasmine Chehrazi at The Yoga District, one of the top rated yoga studios in Washington, DC, and is certified as a Golf Fitness Instructor through Hole in One Fitness™ under golf fitness trainer Deanna Zenger.
Keirsten’s love for mind-body movement started at an early age as a gymnast. In her late 20′s, a battle with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) challenged her mind-body connection, and she found Pilates, Yoga, and Massage Therapy to be very powerful healing methods for reconnecting to her life and her movement again.
She opened Lila Pilates in May 2012 and uses her past experiences to assist others with their health and wellness goals. She works with anyone at any age, whether they have limited mobility or athletic ability. Keirsten has taught Pilates and yoga in mental health hospitals, schools, and corporations, and has participated in the Rochester Mental Health Association's "Be Well" events.
Keirsten graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BA in Communication and attended The George Washington University for master’s work in Healthcare Administration and Leadership. She is also a co-founder of the Perry Farmers' Market and works as a healthcare marketing consultant.