“The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power” (Joseph Pilates). Farida Shourbaji fell in love with Pilates as a teenager when she bought a Pilates DVD at the local mall. From that point on, she was hooked, and sought to learn as much as possible about Joseph Pilates and his method, going as far as using all of her earnings from her first two jobs (at a record store and movie theater) to search out the best teachers and mentors in the field.
Fast forward to today. Farida is a certified Advanced Level Power Pilates Teacher who has also completed 70 hours of yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea. For the past 10 years, she has worked in the DC and Baltimore area, instructing students from all walks of life including dancers, runners, post-surgery clients, expectant moms, and seniors. From her own, as well as her clients’ experiences, Farida believes that Pilates can give you a physical freedom that is ultimately life-changing, and she wants to spread this freedom to as many people as she can.