Leilani has been a mover almost all her life. Her love for movement started with the study of various forms of dance starting from age 8, continuing to high school where she attended what was then called Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. After taking a hiatus from any significant amount of dancing to attain my B.A. in Psychology from William Paterson University of New Jersey, she rediscovered my love of movement.
She simultaneously started dancing in Monarch Dance Company, and taking Pilates classes in 2010. With Monarch Dance Company, Leilani performed at places such as the Ailey Citigroup Theater and in front of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. She fell in love with Pilates because she noticed it made her dancing stronger and eliminated most of her knee pain that she'd previously experienced from dancing. She also loved the effect Pilates had on her stress levels while she was finishing up school. In 2011, she completed the Ron Fletcher Program of Study.
Now located in Atlanta, Leilani began teaching Pilates in Pennsylvania and taught at various studios throughout the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia area. She views movement, much like life, as an ever evolving learning process. Though Fletcher certified and based, she uses her studies in various forms of Pilates, dance, yoga, and other movement modalities to inform and inspire her teaching methods. Her passion for teaching is rooted in her love of helping each person feel most comfortable and powerful in their unique body, as well as moving for the pure love of movement!