Teresa was first introduced to Pilates through ballet while attending the University of Oregon. She was immediately impressed with the work as it improved her sense of balance and control. Teresa continued her Pilates practice when she moved to Colorado to dance with the Boulder Ballet. It was there that she found The Pilates Center, where she embarked upon 800 hours of study with highly skilled and revered mentors, to finally become certified in March of 2003. She and her husband moved to Portland in September of 2004, which is when Teresa began working at reForm Pilates and Movement. Her passion for movement has led her to also train in the Gyrotonic Expansion system. She finds that the combination of Pilates and Gyrotonic compliment one another and give her clients a heightened sense of healthful movement in their bodies. Teresa is thrilled to work with the wonderful instructors and clients at reForm. Creating change in bodies and eliminating pain is a very rewarding process that she finds, not only ongoing, but very fulfilling.
-The Passionate Teacher by Robert L. Fried
"...passionate teaching, like all teaching, is necessarily a social process, not just an individual performance. It is grounded in the relationship between teacher and student. It aims at a goal outside itself-engaged, intense learning that changes the course of lives and helps them realize their potential"