Tehila Marks – Level 1 EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Mat Certified Instructor
Living in Tel Aviv, Tehila was fortunate to study under some of the top tier Pilates professionals in Israel. She began her training with Dror-Raz Pilates School; situated in the same building as a number of internationally-famous dance companies (such as Bat-Sheva and Inbal). From there, she studied with Tamar Tsachi, at Studio Tamar, learning the full Pilates apparatus repertoire, incorporating the Cadillac, Reformer, Wunda Chair, High Barrel, and other props.
After her training, she began teaching at a number of studios in Tel Aviv, as well as seeing clients in their homes; professional dancers, Triathletes, and people who had suffered from pain either through injury or chronic misuse of their body. She managed a studio, saw clients all over the city, and, eventually, opened her own home studio.
Since arriving in Jacksonville from Israel in 2010, Tehila has opened two studios, creating a reputation as an exceptional instructor, specializing in helping people to gain better awareness of their bodies through Certified Pilates instruction, correct body mechanics and alignment, and improve overall physical ability and form.
In addition, Tehila was introduced to a number of horse riders, as Jacksonville has a large number of people involved in the equestrian industry. As she continued to attract more riders, she became interested in better understanding the mechanisms and technique in horse riding which led her to Elizabeth Hanson’s EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Training. Since completing her studies, her work with riders has had profound results on her students’ achievements.
“Pilates means more to me than just exercises; it is a method of gaining awareness, of being more present, and finding grace in life,” says Tehila. “I am passionate about Pilates and its ability to impact an individual’s quality of life.”