CICELY NELSON

Cicely Nelson has been certified and teaching the Pilates Method for fifteen years in a wide variety of settings, from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to some of Manhattan’s longest running and most well-regarded studios, to cutting edge Canadian physical therapy practices. She served there as the Director of Education and Teacher Training and opened the first West Coast location in Brentwood, California for Erika Bloom Pilates in 2017. She participates regularly in continuing education and leads teacher trainings. In addition to her Pilates certification (Balanced Body, PhysicalMind, and Stott) she holds numerous certifications in Pilates and Yoga modalities, physical therapy and rehab, and Thai Massage; specializing in pre and post natal care (especially diastis recti), scoliosis, osteoporosis treatment and prevention, neurological conditions, general injury prevention and rehabilitation, and palliative care. Cicely’s teaching runs the gamut from mindful and somatic to rigorous and athletic, depending on students’ needs and preferences, but alignment and structural and somatic integrity are always priorities. Her training in both dance and music performance and pedagogy informs her therapeutic movement practices.