Nora has been teaching movement for 23 years, with graduate studies in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology at Antioch University. As a teenage ballet dancer she began her Pilates studies with Lolita San Miguel and eventually did her Pilates training through the PhysicalMind® Institute taught by Mary Bowen and completed the Masters in Pilates program from The Pilates Center of Boulder. Nora was an International Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates for seven years, traveling to Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and also holds certifications in the TRX Suspension and Sports Medicine programs. Nora is the owner of Atelier Pilates in Sommerville (Boston.) She continues to love the compliments when people stop her on the street in awe of her two Miniature American Eskimo dogs.
While teaching in Brunswick, ME one of the participants had been diagnosed with osteoporosis and had verbalized at the beginning of the weekend her apprehension. By the end of the weekend she disclosed that “she was elated to have been encouraged to participate in the seminar since she hadn’t been able to workout that hard without fear of injury or aggravating her condition in a very long time.”