Savia is a Classical, 2nd Generation, Pilates Teacher and dancer.
Savia started her dance training in Europe when she was 5 years old and, when her family moved to the United States, continued at a school in the Hudson Valley before winning a scholarship to study in Manhattan. She went on to dance professionally for 3 classical ballet companies, for 2 of them as soloist, a contemporary dance company as a leading member and in the companies of 3 Broadway shows. Her interest in fitness was peaked when she sustained an injury after falling on ice and started rehabilitation using Gyrotonics. Not being able to dance for a while, she took the ACE (American Council on Exercise) certification exam and went to work as a trainer for New York Health & Racquet Club.
While back in a dance studio in Manhattan one day, Savia took a Pilates class at ‘The Pilates Studio’ which happened to be located in the same building. She started practicing regularly and was so intrigued by the strengthening and balancing effects of Pilates that she decided to go through the teacher training program to learn the method in full. The program was led by Romana Kryzanowska, direct disciple to Joseph Pilates, Sari Pace, Romana’s daughter and Bob Liekens, who created the certification program with Romana. In 1998 she received her certificate from Romana after completing the 600 hour apprenticeship.
Savia taught for the certification centers alongside Romana, Sari and Bob after certification to gain experience and continue studying with her teachers as well as completing yearly continuing education courses. She, also, returned, once again, to dancing with a renewed energy! In 2002, she opened her own Pilates studio in the township of Montclair, NJ which was voted “Best Pilates Studio in New Jersey” by NJ Monthly Magazine in 2008!
I feel blessed to have had the chance to learn from Romana who, not only, taught us the exercises, but passed on to us the spirit in which Mr. Pilates taught them to her.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” – Joseph H. Pilates
RATES and POLICIES
Single Private: $75
5 Package of Privates: $350
10 Package of Privates: $650
Group classes are also available
24 Hour Cancelation Policy applies to all classes