Charis started her exploration in movement as a dancer , first experiencing the art in the street dance scene. Watching her peers getting injured over the years while performing, practicing and being a dance instructor frustrated her, and she wanted to find ways to help herself and others. In her exploration, she found Polestar Pilates and Gyrotonic, learning pilates and going through the process helped her gained a new awareness of her body. Being curious, having found new understanding of her body and movement, she started seeing similarities between art forms. With this came a versatility in the way she helped people, novel yet practical solutions for clients and fellow dancers came easily to her. She loves that movement does not discriminate and is for everyone, she sees clients from all ages and capabilities from the very young to the very old,  professional athletes to someone who has trouble lifting their leg. Other than seeing clients, Charis is also a choreographer, singer and co-runs SHIFT Movement Collective, a community for coaches and enthusiasts of different art forms.

 

  • Polestar Pilates Studio Comprehensive Certified
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • GYROTONIC level 1 Certified
  • Core Align level 2 training
  • Animal Flow level 1 certified
  • FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist
  • 8 years of coaching experience