Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor
Marlene Amado has been a certified STOTT pilates teacher since 2004 and has extensive experience as a movement teacher for over 15 years, first in aquatics and then discovering the unique benefits of pilates after recurring sports injury and during her study of dance. Marlene is a graduate of UBC, completing her BA in Political Science in 2008 and continues to explore ideas on the body through various modalities including Body-Mind Centering, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis as well as Dynamic Embodiment.
She is curious about new and various ways of teaching re patterning in the body including teaching from an experiential approach, finding the deeper nuances of the pilates method in order to support clients’ healing process.
Marlene is committed to facilitating students’ empowerment and positive experience of self through movement whether it is to rehabilitate from injury or to correct posture, alignment, strengthen core or improve overall health and energy levels. Marlene is also a Pilates Alliance Member and is fully certified in all apparatus.