Mara Vivas

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Mara is a comprehensively qualified Pilates teacher and GYROTONIC® instructor with an extensive career in movement and dance.

Her lifelong fascination with the body in motion, and her need to maintain a healthy, injury-free body led her to train as Pilates teacher with Body Arts & Science International (BASI) alongside her full time job as a dancer at the Opernhaus Graz in Austria. Her deepening self research lead her to train in the Gyrotonic method.

Mara has experience of working with people from all walks of life and all levels of fitness. Her class emphasises flow, with focus on breath and ease of movement. She believes that this leads to a more integrated use of the body, improving both strength and flexibility. Her constant exposure to somatic practices and her passion for Yoga and dance continue to strongly influence her teaching.

Since her arrival in the UK she has continued to dance andchoreograph, bringing her continuing movement exploration, and a sense of creativity and play to her class.