Laura May recently moved to Eugene from Oakland, California where she received a certification through the Pilates Method Alliance and taught Mat and Apparatus classes in small group settings as well as providing one-on-one training. She began learning to move as a child through soccer, dance, and theatre. She continued her movement practice into adulthood as a professional dancer in the electronic music scene for nearly a decade. Now she dedicates her time to helping others move with control, confidence, and proper body mechanics. She has a passion for teaching both movement and anatomy to help others integrate Pilates concepts and mind-body connection to achieve their personal fitness goals.
She fell in love with Pilates after finding out that it might help her avoid surgery for her thoracic outlet syndrome; after her first Reformer class she felt better and by her tenth was pain-free. A year later she decided to ditch the desk job and become an instructor to help others overcome their limitations, and learn how to use their bodies properly in daily activities. With a true understanding of what it is to walk around in constant pain and discomfort, she has dedicated her life to being able to share the benefits of Pilates with people of all ages and abilities.
In her free time, Laura May spends time gardening and reading with her partner and daughter, creating many different types of crafts, and writing. With a spooky aesthetic, she creates costumes, fabric flowers, and painted bone accessories. Her writing includes epic sci-fi/horror comics, young adult scary short stories, and screenplays in the fantasy and psychological thriller genres.