Meet the Trainers

All our practitioners are highly qualified and experienced with first aid training. Our personalities feature in our teaching and our goal is to accommodate each and every client on a personal level and plan sessions according to individual’s needs. All practitioners of Beautiful Mind make an effort to attend regular continuous education workshops locally and internationally in order to maintain the high quality of teaching standard.

Monja Boonzaier


 

I am a certified Feldenkrais®Practitioner accredited by the European Training Accreditation Board. My qaulifications include; Comprehensive mat and equipment Pilates accreditation through the Pilates Foundation UK. Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School. The latter is Validated by the Universtity of Kent, Canterbury.Sports Massage qualification through Healing Hands International, Johannesburg and have received additional training with Mel Cash from London School of Sports Massage. I have been teaching Pilates and movement for 14 years. My teaching practice has transformed from teaching exercise to a more Somatic (Body and Mind) based movement practice.

Due to my international training and my skills I am not limited to one discipline. I am able to cover a large variety of my clients movement based requirements. My creativity, passion for movement and working with people reflect in my teaching. I am very proud of the beautiful studio environment that I have created.

Heidi Wright

 

I have had the pleasure of working at Beautiful Mind Pilates since 2010. Previous to my move to South Africa, I owned and co-directed my own Pilates/Ballet studio in the U.S Virgin Islands since 1992. I have been an international and residential guest instructor, lecturer and practitioner in both genres since 1995. I am certified in Pilates mat, allegro, studio and post rehabilitation with Polestar Pilates (Miami) and Pilates elder Lolita San Miguel. I am also a member and certified instructor with Pilates Method Alliance. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I hold a special interest in post- operative therapy, and hold a certificate in post rehabilitation / recovery for breast cancer patients with the Pink Ribbon Program.

Putting all technicalities aside, I believe Pilates should be achievable and enjoyable. I strive to accommodate each client’s needs in an easy though energetic atmosphere, and work towards using my skills as a learning tool for both parties.

Kym Parsons

 

Kym Parsons is a Qualified Stott Pilates instructor since 2001 and from there taught at Joanne Enslin Physio , Sports and Rehabilitation Centre, where she expanded her knowledge with the study of pre and post-surgery exercises and rehabilitation.

She was offered a position at the House of Chi Wellness in Dubai, where she taught for two years and then brought this international experience back to South African studios. After completing the Gyro tonic 1 course at the invitation of Asia Lootah , she returned to Dubai to help set up The Hundred Pilates Studio in the Dubai Healthcare City.

Two years later she returned back to South Africa, where she continues to engage in daily yoga and Pilates practices and regularly enrolls in yoga workshops and challenges. Kym has also been teaching part-time at the Beautiful Mind Pilates Studio since 2012. She enjoys creating classes that are both fun and functional. For Kym, Pilates is a passion, movement is a must and life colourful.

Naomi Olivier

Naomi has an extreme passion for exercise and fitness, and enjoys many different forms of exercise. She has been in the corporate world for 19 years and was introduced to Pilates by one of her friends who studied the Pilates method and eventually opened her own studio. Naomi is completely inspired by the Pilates method and all it can do for the body and mind. Naomi is a stickler to form and discovered that Pilates is a very structured and disciplined method of developing, shaping and maintaining optimal form and balance. Naomi left the corporate world and studied the Pilates method, becoming a qualified comprehensive BASI (Body Arts and Science) instructor.

She loves interacting with people and there is nothing more satisfying than watching people’s bodies reach its full potential and come into perfect balance. She strongly believe that the Pilates method is one of the most diverse forms of exercise and it is suitable to people of all age groups.

It can benefit children, competitive sports men/women to the frail and recuperating.