Odile Zelenak comes to Pilates from a deep love of movement and desire to share this love with others. Her lifelong pursuit of athletics and assisting her father's physical therapy practice inspired her passion for movement's ability to facilitate healing and a sense of wellbeing in herself and others.
Odile has studied several movement modalities. Ten years ago she received her first Pilates Mat Certification through Physical Mind Institute. She has also received her Pilates apparatus certification on all equipment (September 2002), and also has studied Mastery level Pilates, completing her certification through ITT Pilates in March 2006, created and taught by Madeline Black, Debra Schubert, Jean Sullivan, and Jorge Chabowski.
She also has certifications and teaching experience In Vinyasa Yoga and on all Gyrotonic equipment. Odile has studied with top teachers in her field. She recently completed a year-long program studying Orthopedic Massage – the Hendrickson Method with the creator and founder, Dr. Thomas Hendrickson. She became a certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist in May 2010. Presently, Odile is a trainer at Studio M in Sonoma, California, where she works closely with her mentor and colleague Madeline Black, as well as other highly skilled trainers.
Odile has a keen desire to continually deepen her knowledge and fine-tune her understanding of the human body. She enthusiastically shares the fruits of her new discoveries with her clients and group classes. Inspired by her clients' curiosity and paths of self-discovery, Odile continues to grow and expand her repertoire of teaching skills and movement practices with her clients. Her biggest inspirations in this path are her two children.