Svetlana Rao -
Instructor

It was through the discovery of Pilates that allowed Svetlana to correct her posture, eliminate muscle tension, regain strength in her spine and abdominals and start enjoying a pain-free life, without any surgery. Svetlana strives to make each class challenging yet fun, bringing in a smile and positive energy and leaving her clients feeling fit and strong after each session.

Svetlana was introduced to Pilates several years ago while trying to cope with chronic lower back pain. After pregnancy pain was so severe that she was recommended to do spinal surgery.

It was through the discovery of Pilates that allowed her to correct her posture, eliminate muscle tension, regain strength in her spine and abdominals and start enjoying a pain-free life, without any surgery. It also gave her a greater sense of mind and body awareness and general well-being.

Inspired by such a life-changing experience for her health, body and mind she fell in love with Pilates and decided to change her career from the corporate legal world to master the art of Pilates.
Strong believer in mantra “Doing what you Love is Freedom, Loving What you do is Happiness” she delighted to pass the gift of Pilates on to others, guiding them to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Advocate of Mindfulness Svetlana strives to make each class challenging yet fun, bringing in a smile and positive energy and leaving her clients feeling fit and strong after each session.

Certification / Experiences

• Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certified
• MOTR® Trained
• Barre® Trained
• Prenatal and Postnatal Prescription by PhysioPostureFitness
• Pre/Post Natal Pilates by Studio Pilates International
• Usui Reiki Energy Therapy

Areas of Interest:

• Back Issues
• Pre/Post Natal
• Myofascial Release

Locations:

• East Coast

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Ana started her journey with Pilates when she joined The Moving Body as a Customer Service executive in 2011. Whilst here, Ana has witnessed clients that have come in with movement and body alignment issues and after some sessions, they had better posture and felt better moving. This prompted Ana to try out Pilates and she noticed the difference in her body. She realised how Pilates can help an individual tone up, build a strong body and mind. This motivated her to embark on her journey to become a Pilates instructor. As an instructor, she would like to help to clients have a better body awareness that leads to improved body movement and reduce the risk of getting injured.
Cindy believes that everybody should enjoy pain free movement regardless of age, body type and physical history. She has over ten years of experience in leading group exercises and providing personal training. Cindy's passion for Pilates grew from her desire to relieve pain she experienced from a lumbar herniated disc, due to excessive aerobics teaching, and her difficult second childbirth. Pilates has helped Cindy to achieve comfort and wellness. It is an important part of her life as she feels it not only improves her mind and body awareness, but it also helps her gain control over her emotions. Since becoming a certified instructor, Cindy has worked with many clients to regain functionality and to improve their quality of life. She realizes the importance of ongoing training and actively tries to find more ways to empower her clients by providing them with the tools for self-therapy.
    Hwee Kheng has been actively involved in movement most of her life. She started Pilates over 10 years ago to help with her lower back pain. Her regular practice in Pilates, as well as the GYROTONIC® method, together with all her other training, not only helped strengthen her core and back, it also helped her move mindfully which is important to minimize injuries and effectively recover from one. She is grateful that she can continue to do many things she enjoyed and to try new experiences and challenges (including aerial arts) that she probably would have difficulties with when she was younger! This philosophy and approach carries over to her work as an instructor – she enjoys working with and coaching clients to move more mindfully and effectively, so that in turn they can be better in dealing with their life challenges. She had experiences working with clients with shoulders, back, and knee issues to help them strengthen and improve from pain.