This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers and educators to our studio.
Meet Emily Odoire, BASI Pilates Faculty and Educator. Emily teaches on our BASI Comprehensive and Mat Teacher Training Courses, hosted in our studio here in Dublin.
What have you been up to recently?
In the last couple of months I have taught the BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC) in London and Paris.
I also run a Pilates studio in Balham, London and enjoy the juggle of my two boys and French Bull dog, busy happy times!
How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?
I have taught for 17 years however practiced Pilates for 27 years ….my inspiration came when rehabbing during injury as a ballet dancer and I was stronger and more balanced after 6 months off with only doing Pilates in this period.
What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?
That’s a tricky one I love so many, however every day I am inspired and challenged by the pelvic curl, this fundamental exercise gives me endless feedback to how my body feels that day and guides me to how I will complete the rest of my work out.
If Joe Pilates was still alive, what would you ask him?
What are your top three tips for clients and students for progressing their Pilates practice?
Practice, practice, practice!
Describe your teaching style in less than ten words
Precise and positive.
Where are your three favourite places in the world?
- My new Pilates studio
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Hike the Inca trail …. speak another language well, stay physically fit to my old age.
Tell us about someone who inspires you
When you’re not teaching what do you do for kicks?
Dancing with friends / powder skiing.
Tell us one last thing we might not know about you
Many years ago I trained to be a chef!
Emily is back with us in Dublin in 2018 to teach the first four modules of the BASI Mat and Comprehensive Teacher Training Courses.
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