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 The Alexander Technique. (I am a nationally certified Alexander Technique instructor.) 

Currently, due to Covid-19, I am teaching online via zoom and at my West Hartford, CT studio. In-person teaching in Brooklyn is suspended until further notice.

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. 


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


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).