LUZ GUILLEN –
LUZ , originally from the Albuquerque metro area, is a free-lance modern contemporary dancer among other forms. She first began Pilates with Jeanette Harris when she was experiencing sciatica back pain. She found Pilates to be the solution to her back pain and realized then the importance of Pilates in her life.
She received her BA in Dance Modern Contemporary from the University of New Mexico and took Pilates as a cross training course. Luz moved to NYC to pursue dance and found work at Rolates Pilates, the original site of Joseph Pilates Studio. At Rolates Pilates, Luz trained and completed her Pilates instruction with owner Roberta Kirschenbaum whose mentor was Carola Trier. Luz received further Pilates instruction from visiting instructor Alessandra Magalhães (Brazil). She furthered her knowledge of the body by taking an anatomy of the spine course with Irene Dowd.
While pregnant, Luz began practicing and teaching pre-natal Pilates. She learned the value of having Pilates prepare her for birth and the benefit of Pilates during postpartum. It is her desire to continue empowering women and anyone who wishes to better their bodies.