OWNER / Instructor / Bodyworker
Sandy Shimoda has been teaching movement since the 1980’s and was introduced to Pilates in 1994. She has been a private student of Jay Grimes since 2004, and opened Vintage Pilates with the hope of providing a place for students to access the wealth of understanding that Jay has to offer. Sandy has been a demonstrator on GAIAM and Classical Pilates videos and has been featured in Pilates Style and in Pilatesglossy.com. She enjoys educating teachers through the Vintage Pilates teachers programs and by visiting studios and offering workshops at conventions across the globe. Sandy has managed various businesses both at the entrepreneurial and corporate level, and holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration.
Sandy believes in the importance of Bodywork in maintaining good health and reducing pain and stress. Like Pilates, it encourages greater awareness of the body and its patterns of tension. Sandy is a certified Thai Yoga practitioner who studied in Thailand (TCM and Lek Chaiya) and with Saul David Raye (Ritam Healing Arts). She finds that the combination of stretching and acupressure efficiently moves blocked energy out of the body, which promotes healing. Sandy also combines Reiki, Reflexology and Rice Release Technique to address each client’s needs.
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