Movement for Wellness

I offer an intelligent, holistic approach to pilates and yoga. With over 25 years experience teaching movement, I provide safe and effective sessions geared toward your goals. My approach respects the anatomical reality of the body, and incorporates aspects of The Alexander Technique. (I am a nationally certified Alexander Technique instructor.) 

I tailor each movement session to the individual to facilitate a balance of strength, flexibility, tone, and connectivity within the body. My instruction is breath-centered and draws on
our innate desire to MOVE to feel better, grounded, and more alive.


I received my pilates teacher training from the Kane School in NYC (2003-5) and have since studied intensively at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. I have also studied with many prominent movement specialists including Irene Dowd and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body-Mind Centering. I taught Pilates/Somatic Education as Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Dance Department, for over a decade. 

I obtained yoga certification from The Yoga School New York (2013) and Shambhava Yoga (1998), with additional training through the Body-Mind Centering and Yoga certification programs.

I also teach prenatal, postpartum, and post-injury pilates and can work closely with your physical therapist to optimize healing. 

To make an appointment, email justicedance(at) or

text/call 718.578.8871


Sessions are held at The Wellness Center inside Mark Morris Dance Center at 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn. The studio is fully-equipped with high quality pilates equipment and props.

Inquire if interested in home sessions (Park Slope and Ft Greene, Brooklyn).


The Wellness Center at Mark Morris Dance Center, Ft. Greene Bklyn

Photo courtesy Mark Morris Dance Group ©Carolyn Veith Krienke

"Vanessa is fun to work with! She is always positive, constructive, and incredibly responsive to the issues that arise with my body. I consider myself incredibly lucky to work with someone who understands my body so well."
                           -- client