We had the pleasure to do an interview with Pilates instructor Anula Maiberg-Piper. Anula is founding faculty at Pure Body Teacher Training and host daily classes at Core to Coeur.
This is probably not the first time you hear and read about Anula. She is determined to reach as many people as possible through movement, and help them to not give up, and keep trying. She is probably most known for being an agent of radical change within the Pilates industry, where she has brought light to diversity. On her own channel @anulamaibergthings she has stated this very profound and honest:
A few years ago I decided to do a crop top challenge. It was terrifying. I would post a picture a day showing my soft middle. Literally and figuratively. It was an exercise in fear, body politics, prejudice, discomfort and judgment but also an open and candid discussion about ability, strength, community and being able to tell the stories of our bodies. My story right now is of neglect, injury, love and also a big D word: depression. It’s ok to talk about it. Without shame.
I am first a teacher. It’s taken me a long time to own that aspect of my life. So, I lead with it now. I live and breathe the idea of using movement to connect people. I am childless. I am devoted. I think of little else.