Mindy has always been fascinated by healing and the human body. At the age of 14 she began to study yoga and nutrition, seeking answers to bring greater ease, strength and comfort to herself and others.
In 1974, Mindy moved to the Pioneer Valley, where she created a BDIC program using the full resources of the Five College System to complete her degree in Humanistic Dance & Movement Education. She went on to work assisting doctors in Complimentary Medicine for 24 years.
Mindy jokes that she has “graduated” from “The School of Hard Knocks,” having suffered 2 severe injuries which have lead her to respect the vast possibilities for rehabilitation and reinvigoration. She understands how much persistence and learning can lead to unexpected results.
In 2000, she began her Pilates training. Soon she was teaching in Deerfield, Pelham, and North Amherst, building a vibrant local following. Her students enjoy her detailed movement cues. Her clear instruction takes into account each person’s strengths and weaknesses and students feel encouraged by the personalized, caring attention she gives.
In Fall 2015, she will be moving her Pilates practice from her North Amherst home studio to 50/50 Fitness.