Nicole Richter, Founder/Director

MA, CMP, Certified Pilates Trainer, Certified Hendrickson Method Practitioner

An avid mover all her life, Nicole has taught Pilates since 2002. She came to Pilates from a career in contemporary dance, most notably as founding director of Detours Dance Theatre in London and as Co-Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, the Bay Area's renowned professional dance company comprised of dancers with and without physical disabilities. She holds a Professional Certification in Community Dance and an MA in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre, London. Nicole completed Ellie Herman's 400-hour Pilates certification course while pregnant with the first of her two terrific kids. She specializes in Pilates and orthopedic bodywork for dancers and athletes; for special issues including pre- and post-natal, disability, injury post-rehab and scoliosis; and for just those crunky issues that seemingly refuse to go away otherwise. As a Certified Massage Practitioner, the Hendrickson Method of orthopedic manual therapy complements her work with her individual clients. 

Nicole believes in leading people consciously, safely and joyfully to achieve unprecedented levels of balance in the body.