Vanessa’s love for Pilates started after a back injury when she was 18. Growing up playing competitive sports, mindful movement was rarely part of her fitness regime, so discovering Pilates allowed her to develop a greater appreciation for her body. In 2020 Vanessa started her Pilates instructor journey with Polestar Pilates. She completed her matwork series and later began studying her comprehensive diploma of Pilates. She enjoys seeing clients develop their connection with their bodies, and grow in confidence both in and out of the studio. Vanessa has also completed an associate degree of health and human sciences, and enjoys anything related to health and well-being including yoga, meditation & qigong and has an endless curiosity for discovering new movement and healing modalities.