Chicago, IL 60626
Carolyne has been a teacher of movement for most of her life. She began dancing at the age of four and later went on to study professionally as a dancer in London (UK) She obtained her teaching diploma from Stella Mann College in 1982 and went on to dance professionally in Europe and Africa. During this time she was introduced to Pilates and studied with Alan Herdman before heading to the USA. Once in the States, Carolyne became a Professor of Dance at the Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance and also performed with The New England Dance Theatre. She was also artistic director of The Enfield Civic Ballet.
Carolyne is interested in all types of movement and is also certified as a group fitness instructor and aquatics instructor.
Carolyne’s career changed dramatically when she became pregnant with her first daughter in 1988. Unable to find enough good information about exercise during pregnancy, she began to experiment for herself. However, the deciding factor on her moving towards Women’s Health and activism was a result of a traumatic, unempowered birth. Underlying all of her courses is the education and empowerment of women.
Her company The Center for Women’s Fitness has been at the forefront of Women’s Health movement programs for over 20 years. Her work is now taught by almost 2000 teachers in 40 countries.
Diploma in Dance from The Stella Mann College 1982
Group Exercise Instructor – AFAA 1989
Aquatics Instructor – AEA 1990
The Positive Pregnancy Fitness and Positive Postnatal Fitness Certification- Sylvia Klein Olkin (1994)
Master Trainer for The Positive Pregnancy and Postnatal Pr0grams- 1996
Certified Birth Doula- 2000
Yamuna Bodyrolling practitioner- 2002
PhysicalMind Institute- 2005
The Pilates Evolution -2006
Polestar Pilates- 2006
Reiki Level 1- 2007
Reiki Level 2 -2008
Dance Specialization Certificate 2009
John Barnes Myofascial Release- 2009
Pilates Method Alliance 2010
Anatomy in Clay BBU Faculty – 2010
Level 4 Esoteric Healing – 2011