Our amazingly dedicated Kane school alum, Priti Radhakrishnan, is the first to embark upon Kinected’s Advanced Mentor Program — a six-month intensive mentorship designed to help certified instructors blossom into gifted and committed teachers.
Priti’s blog series, “Priti’s Pilates Adventures,” will chronicle her journey through the Advanced Mentor Program, featuring her experience with Pilates as it relates to the Mind-Body connection and highlighting educational tidbits & exciting discoveries along the way. Read below for the 1st installment of Priti’s Adventures & stay tuned for more!
The Adventure Begins
This morning, I came to a major realization. I need someone to talk to. More to the point, I need someone to talk to about Pilates.
If you know me, you know that I just became a Pilates teacher. I’ve been doing Pilates for about eight years off and on, and I am head over heels in love with it. Aside from all the amazing physical benefits, it has been a powerful tool to facilitate a connection between my body and my mind. More on this later.
Moving from being a student to a teacher, I didn’t expect all that came with it. Suddenly I’m bubbling over with ideas and input, my brain and body are stretching in whole new directions. And I don’t have anywhere to put all this energy. So I decided to write a blog where I can talk about what’s going on. I hope that I’ll be able to share what I’m learning with you, so that you can use it too!
This month I started a whole new chapter. I finished up my certification requirements, and I started up with the new, Advanced Level Mentor Program at Kinected. Some of you have asked me about it – “how come you’ve been meeting with Matt?” or “you’re doing privates with Kelly? jealous!!” So I figured hey, I’ll start writing a blog about it all, and you can hopefully get a snapshot of what I’m doing, and I’ll try to pass on any of the exciting new things they impart.
So welcome to the adventures of this Pilates lover. Talk soon!
About the author:
Priti Radhakrishnan is a pilates teacher in New York city. She received her certification in both mat and equipment from the Kane School/Kinected and is certified in both pre-natal and post-partum pilates. Prior to embarking on her journey as a pilates teacher, Priti worked for nearly a decade as an attorney fighting for access to affordable medicines for patients living in poverty in the developing world. She has lived, travelled and worked in over 20 countries.
Priti came to pilates through rehabilitation after sustaining dance-related injuries, introducing her to a therapeutic form of movement. She plans to combine that with her experience working in clinical and low-income settings: her dream is to ensure that pilates is available to everyone regardless of economic status.