About Sewanee Pilates
I graduated from The University of the South C’1980 with a degree in English Literature. A couple of years later I joined the United States Navy and served for twenty years, retiring in 2002.
I injured my back early in my military career and suffered from chronic low back pain for many years. It was treated with physical therapy on several occasions, but always returned.. After I retired an MRI showed that I had a bulge in the L5-S1 vertebrae but surgery was not recommended as an option.
A nurse at the Veterans Administration hospital where I was receiving treatment suggested that I try Pilates to help with my rehabilitation. I decided to try it. That was over seven years ago. It has helped me tremendously. I started teacher training about two years ago through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and completed their comprehensive teacher-training program in 2016.
I truly feel thankful to have found Pilates because it has greatly improved my quality of life. I am stronger, better able to manage my bouts with LBP when they occur, less dependent on pain medication, and better able to prevent reinjury. It has been a lot of work, but worth it. I love teaching Pilates. I hope to be able to help others experience the same benefits I have gained through my Pilates practice.