Marcy Schafler, owner of Mind Over Movement became a Pilates instructor at the suggestion of one of her first Pilates instructors. Growing up taking dance and gymnastics, motivated her to change her career at the age of 45. Marcy completed her original training at Movements Afoot in New York City. There she trained with Doris Pasteleur Hall (a student of Alan Herdman and Carola Trier) and Lesley Powell, Director, Movements Afoot.
In 2006, Marcy participated as an instructor in a study led by Urogynecologist, Dr. Patrick Culligan, of the Atlantic Healthcare System on the rehabilitation and support of the pelvic floor. “Having women achieve pelvic floor strength through exercise is a very powerful experience. I see women of all ages and the results are truly amazing.”
Marcy was diagnosed with both uterine and breast cancer in 2007, and Pilates had such an impact on her ability to come through the challenges of surgery, radiation and rehab.
In 2010, Marcy studied with Elizabeth Larkam in a program designed by Balanced Body, Passing the Torch. “Continuing education is such an important part of our growth and often gets overlooked when we are teaching for awhile. I love working with and taking other instructors workshops. There is always something new to learn.”
In addition, Marcy as added teaching Anatomy in Three Dimensions. This is such an amazing course to teach. “I cannot teach this course without learning something new myself. Taking 2 dimensional form and bringing to life is such a great way to see anatomy.”