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Sarah Honer


Sarah Honer received her B.A. in Philosophy, English, and Dance from George Mason University in 1998. Sarah began to teach the Pilates method in 2000 while holding a position as a ballet, jazz, and tap instructor at Bounds Dance Studio in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2002, She opened Spira Pilates Studio in Carrboro, NC located within the historic mill buildings along West Main Street. The studio has expanded several times to its current location on West Weaver Street. Sarah holds certifications from multiple professional Pilates organizations including Marie-José Blom’s Pilates Inspiration, PhysicalMind Institute (New York), and Balanced Body University.  She is an updated teacher of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise studying under international Authorized Master Trainer Juergen Bamberger. She is certified to teach on the Jumping Stretching Board, a specialized piece of Gyrotonic equipment. Sarah’s teaching style continues to evolve as she studies yearly with world-class teachers in the fields of Pilates, Gyrotonic exercise, alignment, biomechanics, fascia, and anatomy.  Through constant studentship, Sarah shares in growth alongside her students.  She has a particular interest in alignment, ensuring that her students are positioned optimally to create a body-space of new possibilities. Sarah taught dance and choreographed in the Triangle area for most of the 2000s. She was the recipient of  Regional Dance America’s Monticello Scholarship for Emerging Choroegraphers (2000). Sarah has taught Pilates for the American Dance Festival’s 6-week school and for the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Festival.

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