Brigitte is a native New Yorker with a background in dance. She performed professionally for over 10 years in the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2003, she received her BFA in Dance from Alvin Ailey/ Fordham University. Her dedication to dance, anatomy, & the study of movement led her to become a full-time instructor. Brigitte began her training in Pilates in 1995 and has studied with first and second generation Pilates Elders. She is certified in Pilates Mat, Apparatus, & Pre/ Postnatal Pilates. She was exposed to yoga as a child and deepened her practice studio hopping as a teen. Brigitte is certified in Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, Integral Yoga Hatha, Integral Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, and Yoga for Labor & Delivery. She has taught various classes, workshops, and certifications at studios, spas, gyms, hospitals, physical therapy offices, and even the NY Stock Exchange. Brigitte integrates all of the approaches she has learned to find something accessible and enjoyable for each person that she works with.
In 2010, Brigitte embarked on her journey to become a doula and was certified by DONA International. She worked with the NYC Doula Collective for four years as a doula and sat on the board of directors. In 2012, she went to the Farm in Tennessee to study Midwifery with Ina May Gaskin (author of Spiritual Midwifery). Brigitte has had the privilege to learn from many teachers including: Debra Pascali Bonaro (Orgasmic Birth), Isa Herrera PT (Ending Female Pain), Erik Franklin, Pamela Hunt CPM, Tom Meyers, holistic gynecologist Eden Fromberg DO, CNN Hero Ibu Robin Lim (After the Baby’s Birth) and Penny Simkin PT (The Birth Partner). Brigitte is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, a Pelvic Floor Specialist, and an Herbalist. Witnessing labor, birth and parenting over the years in NYC and Boston has greatly influenced her approach teaching. When she is not in a class she is at her Pilates studio or at home with her family in the garden.