Pilates with Helena Birecki

Helena  Birecki is an exceptionally experienced and skilled pilates instructor who will help you gain strength and flexibility. She is also qualified to work  in conjunction with physical therapy treatment. Helena has pilates appointments available.

To schedule private one-on-one pilates with Helena, please call  her at (650)906-6167 or email her at pilates.helena@gmail.com 

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Helena is fascinated by all things movement. When she first encountered Pilates at the American Dance Festival in 1997, she responded to its capacity both to integrate the body into a powerful whole, and to promote flexibility in all directions. As a teacher, she loves how Pilates can be tailored to fit the whole spectrum of body types, ages, and exercise needs. She delights in finding the exercises and imagery that help her students achieve-- and exceed-- their goals. Helena holds Pilates certifications from Stott (2001) and the Pilates Method Alliance (2005), and trained in Fascial Fitness with Divo Mueller and Tom Myers (2013). She is continually inspired by the work and legacy of first generation teacher Kathy Grant. She remains an avid student of Pilates, and of movement in general. When she is not in the studio, you can often find Helena dancing, hiking at a State Park, or volunteering with the cats in the city animal shelter.

About Pilates

Pilates is a system of exercise designed to work the whole body from the center outward. The equipment-- Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chairs, and Barrels-- can enhance feedback, support, or challenge and make the system accessible to all levels of movers.