Laura Dawson – Level 1 EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Mat Instructor
Laura grew up on a farm in Southland, New Zealand and at an early age after sitting on a family friend’s pony at a local A&P Show, became enchanted by the horse.
Laura started out on a fabulous hunter pony (out on the hunt field) at the age of 10 and has owned horses ever since. She currently has a TB mare and Crossbred gelding and competes in A&P Show Classes and ESNZ Dressage with the occasional round of showjumping and showhunter.
Laura has a Degree in Physical Education from the University of Otago, majoring in Exercise Rehabilitation and Sport & Leisure Studies, is a Registered Exercise Professional and a Polestar Pilates Certified Studio Practitioner.
Laura returned to competition 4 years ago and realised the suitability of her Pilates movement and principles to her riding and training when working to correct some aspects of her position and posture while in the saddle – “transitioning from showjumping/showhunter to dressage was like discovering a whole new set of muscles that just didn’t know what to do”.
Laura shares her love for movement, riding and training from Back In Motion Physiotherapy & Pilates and offers group floor classes and one on one sessions for persons of all ages and backgrounds, including working closely with physiotherapists on site to manage injury rehabilitation and provide injury prevention.
Back in Motion Physiotherapy & Pilates
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand