THE TEACHERS

How do you want to move today?

We believe in unique, creative movement.
The MAGIC of MOVEMENT is celebrated in each class. With a wide range of technique, education, and passion, our teachers believe in making the most out of the time you have chosen to MOVE. Deepening the understanding of your own practice while physically challenging your body safely, we invite you to live with mindfulness and .... BE MOVED!

ROBERTA

Founder

After spending the early years of her career working in the reinsurance industry in London, a job relocation took Roberta to Bahrain at the beginning of 1999. Two years later she decided to leave the corporate world behind, in order to follow her passion and nurture her interests in biomechanics, yoga (which she had been practising since she was 18) and Pilates. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Pilates since 2004, and became a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer in STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer in 2009 when she also established her own company  “STUDIO RCT Pilatesbahrain” located in the heart of the capital. She also became an Instructor Trainer for TOTALBARRE, CORE, ZENGA MAT & REFORMER with Merrithew ™ in 2014.

Roberta was recognized by the Pink Ribbon Program as a post-rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES).She is certified in Suspension Training with TRX , The Roll Model Method and is a STARK BODYFLYING, BOSU  and freeFORM Board Master Trainer worldwide . Early in 2019 she joined the Physicalmind Institute and took a bridging exam to become one of their certified Teacher Trainer worldwide. 

She is a Yoga Teacher Trainer 500 hours RYA and  practiced for many years Iyengar Yoga.  She created her own flow with 'YOGAFITLATES™ a discipline she teaches regularly in her studio .

She is an active member of the Pilates Teacher Association UK, and specializes in myofascial therapies. She completed level 1 & 2 Anatomy Trains and Kinesiology through Touch for Health at Level 4 completing her proficiency test. In 2017, she trained in Matrix Rhythm Therapy, developed by Dr. Ulrich G. Randoll at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany, for treating and preventing medical conditions connected with the musculoskeletal system. Early in 2018 she certified with the EBFA, as a Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1.

 

Roberta is a qualified Kinesiologist, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist and has attended many workshops and seminars in specialised areas , such as “Vojta Techniques" for treatment of scoliosis , "The Mulligan Technique " for mobilization with movement , "Kinesiology taping" , EFT to name a few.

Teaching many of the Bahraini nationals as well as many clients with physical disabilities, she loves the emotional reward and satisfaction of really being able to improve people’s lives via her teaching methods, by reducing their pain and improving their mobility. Due to her commitment she has many long term clients, as well as teachers around the world , who she has qualified to the high standards she sets for herself.

Additionally Roberta has studied languages, speaking English and Italian fluently and able to translate written French, German, Russian and Spanish. She also holds a bachelor's degree in statistics and mathematics.

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