LaRae Brownewell - Yoga & Pilates Instructor
 
"LaRae is an amazing pilates and yoga instructor! Through our personal training sessions she taught me life long practices that I continue to use. I not only feel better about myself, through both her group classes and one on one sessions, but I also feel better about exercise in general. She is incredibly supportive and knows how to distract you when you want to stop. She teaches in such a positive and educational way that is helpful to individuals at any level.  LaRae makes everyone feel comfortable in her classes and I would definitely recommend them!"  Thanks!-Hanna

"I have been taking LaRae’s Pilates and yoga classes for over 3 years and through that time I have been able to develop a trusting relationship with her. When my mom was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia I sought out LaRae for private instruction to see if yoga could help my mom who was been suffering with severe chronic physical and emotional pain for decades. LaRae took the time to hear her physical limitations, research fibromyalgia, share her resources with us and she put together a yoga routine specific for my mom’s needs. My mom went from having close to no movement in her life to incorporating yoga into her daily morning routine and in less than a month she is feeling immense relief of physical pain, stress and anxiety. She has recently started walking again and is enjoying life more. She said, “If I was told I would be feeling this good so soon I would have never believed it.” As a daughter it is such relief to see my mom experience the immense benefits of yoga and her commitment to the practice inspires me to do more. I am truly grateful for the positive impact LaRae’s instructor has added to our lives."   
  -Michelle 

 "A friend invited me to a yoga class. That was about 5 years ago and I am still going!  As a matter of fact, I have added her pilates class.  LaRae is an experienced and knowledgeable teach and is intuitive and sensitive to her student individual needs. She shares the challenges of her own journey and provides a safe place for her students to explore and grow. Besides she is funny as hell."   -Frank

"I had a herniated disc in my lower back (S1/L5) and had a variety of issues associated with that injury. Because of it, I had spent the previous year in the chiropractor's office, visiting 3-4 times a week for adjustments, and had been instructed by my doctor to be on light duty and exercise. I had been a professional dancer in my spare time and had been told that I would never be able to dance at the same level of intensity and stamina due to this injury. My job is very physical and requires her to kayak, hike, and bike and this injury was also affecting her ability to do these duties.  After working with LaRae for nearly a year, the improvements have been fantastic. I have gained strength and stamina and, due to the increase in core strength, have once again been able to dance. This is a huge improvement and one that I was not anticipating. Most importantly, the core strength I has gained through Pilates has allowed me to be relatively pain free, assisting in healing the injury to my back. Originally I "hated Pilates" but have grown to enjoy it so much that I have expanded my practice to include the regular group fitness classes as well. I look forward to continuing to work with LaRae who has made a huge impact on my life and has provided me with an exercise modality that is fun and gets great results."  ~Melissa

"I have  had the opportunity to work with LaRae during teaching workshops, and have also been fortunate to have been a student in her yoga classes. Uniquely "LaRae" is her endearing quality that supports students and colleagues unconditionally and without judgment. It is obvious that she puts her heart - with all of its good intentions - into everything she does."  -Danielle

"I have been taking LaRae’s Pilates classes since the Spring of 2015.  At that time, I had just completed breast cancer treatment and I was very weak and out of shape.  Now, in the Fall of 2017, I am in the best shape of my life.  I feel strong, more flexible and I have a wonderful feeling of well-being.  I credit this huge improvement in large part to LaRae’s class.  While people of every fitness level participate, the class is always evolving and LaRae always provides ways for me to challenge my body.  She is a stickler for form and I feel that my posture has improved, my core is stronger and I am taller!  LaRae is personable, friendly and fun, but also business like.  She keeps the class moving so there is no wasted time.  I also notice that she is cognizant of people’s injuries and of making the workout safe for everyone.  I thoroughly enjoy each and every Pilates workout with LaRae and I give her 5 stars!!" -Sylvia

"I have been attending LaRae's classes for a few years. I must say that I have enjoyed each and every  class very much. I like the use of variety of 'props' she brings to the class every week,which helps to challenge my body physically as well as mentally and keep me healthy and flexible.
Thanks LaRae for your advice, care, attention and continued dedication." -Pat
 
“LaRae has a gift of teaching a mixed level class beautifully, she talks you through each pose with a steady rhythm…you finish feeling fresh, strong and rejuvenated.”  -Gretchen 
 
" LaRae is a great teacher.  I always feel that her teaching is very informative and exact.  I have great fun and always feel comfortable.  Fabulous!" -Doris
 
"LaRae is an awesome yoga and pilates instructor. Her sessions are informative with many options for different levels. Great choice of music and a beautiful room."-Jane
 
"I've been enjoying LaRae’s Yoga class for nearly a year now and I’ve been practicing Yoga for almost 4 years. LaRae is a natural with pure instinct and the knowledge to help others at any level. I’ve never met another instructor so versatile, upbeat, encouraging and helpful and it all comes from her heart. She
has wisdom years beyond her age and I schedule my day around her classes and don’t want to miss one. She has truly changed my Life! " -Daphne

"I started working with LaRae in the Spring of 2010 using the reformer to strengthen my back after a L5/S1 spinal fusion. I had never been taught which "inner core" muscles to strengthen, only that they needed to be strong to support my back. Working with LaRae, I am learning the correct muscles to really get my back strong and most importantly the proper way to strengthen them.   LaRae has helped me through a very hard recuperating period. I have felt stronger and more in charge of my body when I am pushing myself on the reformer. It has definitely made me aware of my body and how each muscle works together with the other. LaRae has a way of pushing you further than you thought you could go - but a sense of accomplishment when you've done it correctly! Because of the reformer, being more aware of my body, muscles, and back - my posture has improved AND I can actually walk practically normal again!" -Kymmie
 

“I am always working on a daily basis with my body to stay one step ahead of the effects of dealing with "Multiple Sclerosis" and finding LaRae and her Pilates Reformer has proven to be very beneficial.  I have been an avid fan of the Reformer for many years but when I moved to FL in 2006, I figured I could offset with other modalities -- not true.  By 2010 I went searching and am grateful to have found LaRae.  LaRae knows Pilates well and  has an incredible eye, which along with  her tools, the Reformer, mat and other Pilates equipment has begun making subtle adjustments to my body mechanics that are dramatically changing my ability to walk in a more efficient way, and for the first time in along time, in alignment.   The Reformer and accompanying equipment  is also great for building  core muscles and improving one's flexibility, which are important to fitness and injury prevention.  I would definitely recommend LaRae  to anyone at any fitness level."  -Delphine




 











































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