Silvia Bedotto

pilates instructor
In addition to teaching classical Pilates, Silvia developed her knowledge and expertise in designing exercise programs for clients with specific needs such as post-traumatic and post operative conditions, pathology, congenital dysfunction, scoliosis, sports related imbalances and more.

She has practiced pilates since 2003. She is the only trainer in Slovakia who has completed a full program in this discipline from one of the most reputable schools of pilates, Balanced Body University in California, USA. She studied with world stars in pilates such as Elisabeth Lark, Madeline Black, Jullian Littleford, Allan Herdman and others. She acquiered many years of experience mainly teaching individuals and group lessons in Brussels, Belgium and in Milan, Italy. She is a certified teacher of the practice of pilates on a mat, with a aids, and pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and barrel).

In addition to teaching classical Pilates Silvia developed her knowledge and expertise in designing exercise programs for clients with specific needs such as post-traumatic and postoperative conditions, pathology, congenital dysfunction, scoliosis, sports related imbalances and more. To expand her knowledge she has attended numerous workshops on anatomy of the fascial system Tom Myers, modeled anatomy, pre and post-natal Pilates, Pilates for seniors, exercises for spine injuries, knees and hips, scoliosis and more. She also completed Peter Stacha’s training school in Prague and is a certified personal trainer.

Since 2010 she has also practiced the GarudaÒ method. She is among the first certified instructors of this method directly form its creator James D’Silva. GarudaÒ is a modern method, “an intelligent way to exercise,” which is practiced by Madonna and Gwyneth Palthrow. These are extremely effective exercises designed to take into account the fascial lines of the human body using elements of pilates, yoga, classical ballet and tai chi. GarudaÒ is practiced on a mat, with aids, with a ballet bar, as well as with the Garuda machine. Silvia is the first and only certified instructor of this method in Slovakia.

Silvia is a certified yoga teacher registered at the Yoga Alliance in USA. She completed training of Iyengar yoga under the instruction of Francois Raulta. This yoga includes, in addition to yoga asanas, fundamentals of Ayurveda, pranayama, anatomy and psychology. Iyengar yoga emphasizes the precise and accurate execution yoga asanas using tools.

You can find more information at her webpage: www.garuda-pilates.com