L.A. native Alyx Parkin has been eagerly studying the body for the past decade. Her love for movement organically grew out of her background in the visual arts. Alyx studied in NYC at Parsons School of Design, exploring the human figure through performance, hand-made costume, and figure drawing. Living in a fast-paced, urban setting drew her experience toward somatic principles of mind-body connection, and Pilates became a practice for her to create autonomy within the limitations of the urban landscape. Alyx is dedicated to helping people create space in their bodies and encouraging curiosity as a tool for learning. She sees all bodies as beautiful and unique and believes that thoughtful movement is a birthright and a way toward empowering community.