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Emily Barbee - CPI

Educator with Polestar Pilates International

Master Instructor with Balanced Body Education

Emily became a classically certified Pilates instructor at the age of eighteen, just prior to moving to NYC to train with the American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School for two years. In 2009, soon after returning to Nashville, she suffered a spinal injury that resulted in severe scoliosis, multiple relapses, and disintegrating hopes for a career in dance. The next year she became fully certified with Balanced Body University, under the mentorship of Erin Myers and Jennifer McNamara. Desirous to continue learning, always, she became comprehensively certified with Polestar Pilates in 2018. Using all of these Pilates' perspectives to create positive movement experiences in spite of any challenge, incorporating rehabilitative strategies, and progressing the client at a pace by which their goals can be achieved is imperative to each session.

Her personal restoration fuels her profound empathy and intuitive insights for those in pain, and she has experienced great fulfillment in inspiring hope, strength, and joy through movement in her clients. Her exuberance, mastery of technique, and deep faith in our bodies capacity to heal are essential elements in the training she provides.