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Testimonials

Gail Anderson

As a former employer and colleague of Dixie Shulman, I am always delighted to see her when she visits Seattle. It has been great fun to watch her growth as a teacher and I always try to snag her for a workshop and sharing of her knowledge. She is an enthusiastic and conscientious instructor and has a wonderful knack of easy and accessible presentation of her information. Students enjoy her teaching style, learn lots and find the time worthwhile. Hopefully she's planning her next visit soon so I can mark it on my calendar.” 

 

Gail Anderson,

Director, Balance Within

Redmond, WA

 

 

Stephanie Peterson 

Dixie has taught several workshops in CT and they have all been wonderful. Interesting, well paced, very informative, and FUN. She approaches the Pilates repertoire with a creative flair and offers combinations and approaches that will inspire a seasoned teacher as well as inform a beginner teacher.”

 

Stephanie Peterson, Former Owner

Pilates Studio of Fairfield

Fairfield, Connecticut 

 

 

Sheryl Dluginski

Dixie is unparalleled as a Pilates Master Teacher. When I first began private Pilates sessions with her, it was clear that her attention to detail and depth of knowledge was extraordinary, so I was thrilled and excited to join her first certification class. Receiving my Pilates Certification from Dixie has dramatically deepened my understanding of how the human body works. Not only have I added the full Pilates repertoire to the modalities that I share with my personal training clients, but I now also incorporate Pilates principles into all the other modalities that I teach - yoga, strength training and energy work.

 

Since meeting Dixie, I have had the opportunity to work with many other Pilates teachers and instructors and I can honestly and enthusiastically proclaim that none comes close in their ability to help me feel and understand the multi-layered character of every bend, twist, stretch and breath. My only complaint is that she has left us east coast folks and is now gracing the west coast with her unique and powerful knowledge, experience and style. Don't miss an opportunity to work with this amazing teacher!"

Sheryl Dluginski

Clinical Exercise Specialist, NYC

 

  

Anna Venizelos

I began studying pilates with Dixie in my early 20's. I had been a gymnast and had

Anna Venizelossome dance training but was looking for a way to keep my body strong and flexible in more of a global way. I suppose you could call it cross training or injury prevention. In any case, Dixie, being a dancer and having the absolute best way of communicating what she was after verbally as well, was the perfect fit for me. Our relationship spanned more than a decade. I went on tour with Cirque du Soleil and when I had to leave after 3 years of touring, she was the one I turned to to help me rehab some nasty overuse injuries. Before Dixie moved away from NYC, she and I started to go through some of her Embody Teacher Training material. It was so detailed and so well thought out that when I started to have some of my own clients, I really felt like I had a solid background and source to reference. I went on to teach a pregnant client and of course Dixie was my go to for any questions I had. As you can see, Dixie has really been pivotal in my approach to movement and the way I've chosen to maintain my body all these years. I'm now 34, and continue to work as a freelance acrobat and contortionist. I do my own pilates workouts now but am hopeful that Dixie will come back in the near future for a refresher!"  

Anna Venizelos

Freelance Acrobat and Contortionist, NYC

 

Anna has returned to New York City following a three year contract with Cirque du Soleil's Quidam. During the Asia/Pacific tour in 2004, she participated in the aerial hoops act as part of a women's trio. In 2006 during the North America/Canada Tour, Anna took on the featured solo, contortion in silks. Anna has also performed with Montreal based circus companies, Les Gens d'R and Cirque Eloize. Before taking on her aerial career, Anna attended NYU's School of Education as a Dance Major in addition to spending a year studying theater at Emerson College.

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