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Aubrey Johnson

 
LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"I believe with improved self awareness comes the ability to understand our self from the inside out. When we truly know our self, we can then learn to accept our self and when we accept our self we can learn to love our self. Only then can we find true happiness and contentment in life. I love to work with open minded people who are curious about finding ways to become a better version of themselves. I want to help you be free to move without any limitations. I want you to be confident in your movement and aware of how to care for your body so that you can participate in activities/hobbies that you love to do with more zest and pleasure. As your teacher, my goal is to guide you to find ways to live a content, fulfilled and happy life."

Movement has always played a major role in Aubrey's life. It was through the dance community Aubrey discovered Pilates and all it has to offer. “Pilates gave me a whole new outlook on how I should be using and moving my body, not just in the dance studio, but in my everyday life. If I wanted to age gracefully I knew I had to start making some positive changes in the unnatural movement patterns I adopted being in the dance world for so long." As her passion for the Pilates method grew, she knew it was her mission to share the method that Joe Pilates created years ago and pass it on to anyone and everyone who wants to learn.

Aubrey received her BA in dance from Point Park University. She is a PMA certified teacher and received her comprehensive training through Power Pilates in NYC. Aubrey is also a teacher trainer for Power Pilates and annually holds mat and comprehensive trainings at the studio. She regularly attends continuing education workshops and seminars to further her knowledge and education. In 2013, Aubrey auditioned and was accepted as one of only twelve people from around the world for a program at Vintage Pilates in LA entitled "The Work." Through this program she had the privilege of studying with world renowned teacher and Pilates elder, Jay Grimes (who studied directly with Joe and Clara Pilates.) Upon completion of "The Work", Aubrey was selected to continue her mentorship with Jay at Vintage Pilates for the next iteration of the program, entitled "Teaching the Work". Concurrently Aubrey also mentors under another world renowned teacher, Kathi Ross-Nash, through her program "The Red Thread". Kathi has studied closely with first generation teachers such as Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Sari Mejia Santo, Jay Grimes and Edwina Fontaine.