The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
— Joseph Pilates
 
 
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Studio:

Brooklyn Pilates Project is an intimate, appointment based studio located in the heart of Gowanus. Convenient to Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Park Slope South, Brooklyn Pilates Project provides Classical Pilates instruction in a contemporary environment. Using Peak Pilates apparatus, students are provided an offering of small group classes, semi-private and private sessions.


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Philosophy:

Brooklyn Pilates Project is committed to making the benefits of Classical Pilates approachable to everyone. With an eye for detail, students are offered clear instruction for a refined alignment based approach to Classical Pilates. Sessions are influenced by each individual’s personal needs, postural alignment, fitness goals, as well as the mechanical, habitual and injury related challenges that can often limit movement. Pilates sessions are true to the Classical methodology created by Joseph Pilates, while also incorporating a contemporary approach to anatomy and biomechanics.


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Owner:

Kara Fitzpatrick
Kara began studying Pilates nearly 20 years ago as a modern dancer in college. She brings to her teaching the influence of a lifetime of movement study including ballet and modern dance, Pilates, vinyasa and alignment based yoga. With an eye for detail, students are offered clear instruction for a refined practice. Kara specializes in working with students to overcome the mechanical, habitual and injury related challenges that can often limit movement.

In 2009, with more than 600 apprentice hours completed, Kara became a classically trained Pilates instructor through Power Pilates in NYC, and its affiliate studio, Beacon Pilates in upstate New York. She has been a senior teacher at both The Pilates Boutique and The Center Studio in Manhattan. Kara completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Tara Glazier at Abhaya Yoga in Dumbo, Brooklyn and continues to teach a weekly Abhaya Core class to both the Gowanus and Dumbo community.