About BodyMana Pilates Studio
BodyMana Owner / Senior Pilates Instructor & Nutritionist
Sarah opened BodyMana Pilates Studio in April 2017 with 15 years of International teaching experience. She has lived, worked & trained in New Zealand, Australia, UK and USA throughout her career, and has taught over 15,000 sessions.
Sarah is passionate about helping clients reach their goals to move and be pain free, and also her work on healing women’s endorcrine system – which allows for better sleep, more energy and natural weight loss.
Sarah is a 34-year-old Lower Hutt resident who is lucky enough to have the best job in the world! Sarah has one son, Luke, born April 2013.
Senior Pilates Instructor
Bernadette comes from a background in Dance, Speech and Drama. She
discovered Pilates while training in Commercial Dance at ‘ Wellington
Performing Arts Centre’.
Bernadette trained as a Mat and Apparatus instructor and then went on to work at Hearts and Bones where she was mentored by Master Pilates Instructor Tania Huddart.
“I think of Pilates as an insurance policy for the body, it teaches you how to
safely do the activities you enjoy today, so you can continue to do them
throughout your life”
First Degree Reiki Practioner
Senior First Aid Certificate & Senior CPR: Red Cross New Zealand
- New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness Wellington, New Zealand with Certificate of Fitness
- Kings Cross Studios London, United Kingdom Pilates for Scoliosis Workshop
- Formula GFI London, United Kingdom Personal Training/Nutrition and GP Referral (UK) certificate
- BodyWise Physiotherapy and Pilates Perth, Western Australia Intense continued education & Apparatus Pilates for Rehabilitation
- Aura Yoga Massachusetts, United States Diploma of Yoga
- BodyMind Physiotherapy and Pilates Petone, New Zealand, Clinical Pilates Apparatus Apprenticeship
- Physical Mind Pilates Institute New York, United States
- Pilates for Golfers Workshop
- Pilates for Osteoporosis Workshop
Hearts and Bones Pilates Wellington, New Zealand
- Pilates Mat work Certification.
- Standing Pilates Certification
- Pre and Post Natal Pilates for Pregnancy Workshop
2003 – 2002
- Wellington Institute of Technology: Diploma in Psychology
- Wellington Institute of Technology: Diploma in Health