Join us for this unique retreat which offers both Pilates equipment and matwork classes in the beautiful Costa Rican jungle!
Grace is from the UK, and first fell in love with movement when she started ballet at the age of 2! Aged 11 she was accepted to full time ballet school where, alongside ballet training, Grace was lucky enough to be introduced to Pilates. From then on Pilates became an integral part of Grace’s dance training and career.
In 2010 Grace transitioned from professional dancer to ballet and Pilates teacher, and became certified through the Royal Academy of Dance, the Pilates Method Alliance, and Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates. She has also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Grace’s Pilates and yoga classes endeavour to find a balance between the precision required to make positive changes in alignment, strength and mobility, whilst drawing from her dance background to create fun and explorative movement experiences for clients.
Grace and her husband visited Nosara last year and completely feel in love with the area, and the people! She is so excited to be returning to lead this beautiful retreat!
Kate’s journey with movement started from a young age back in Ireland, with dance, beginning with ballet from the age of four. She was a member of the Irish National Youth Ballet Company, performing both nationally and internationally.
Kate continued her love of movement and health through her studies, initially in Health Science and Physiology before progressing to a Masters degree in Pharmacy.
She subsequently set aside her career as a pharmacist to embark on an intensive nine month mentorship Pilates training programme in Dublin. During this time Kate learned of Nosara and Pilates Nosara. That combined with her love of travel brought her to Costa Rica in February 2015. Since that time she has been living in Costa Rica and working at Pilates Nosara, based at Bodhitree Yoga Resort.
Kate has completed the full Balanced Body repertoire and has also trained in pre and post-natal Pilates and completed the unique Anatomy in Three Dimensions. Kate has recently found a new love in that of Yoga and is about to embark on first her 200 YYT in Costa Rica.
She is so excited to be assisting Grace in her Pura Vida Pilates Retreat and sharing her love of beautiful Nosara with you all.
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