Meet The Team
Ann van Messel
BASI Certified Pilates Teacher
I love moving – swimming, biking, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, climbing --name it and I probably want to do it. But my movement patterns usually left me in a ball of pain for weeks —until I discovered Pilates.
After a few months of Pilates twice a week, the numbness I had in one leg for several years disappeared for a few hours! I was hooked. I sought out my teacher’s teacher – Rael Isacowitz. The way my body felt after a session was magic so I knew I had to learn more. I took the BASI comprehensive training and started working with people daily. Over the years since, I have augmented my teaching with other courses – from Pathologies and Injuries to Pilates for the Athlete, to Pilates for Neurological Conditions.
In 2019 I attended the BASI Mentor Program in order to extend my learning into human movement. Endlessly curious and constantly seeking, I love finding new ways of approaching movement.
My sessions are driven by the needs of the body that presents itself at that moment. My hope is that through becoming conscious of their own movement patterns my students will find their own freedom of movement, propelling them to move more and better without fear!