Nikki Chrysostomou: Founder and Director of Tranquility Pilates Centre. National and International Pilates Presenter & Educator. Cranial-Sacral Therapist.
Nikki has been teaching Pilates for over 12 years and has studied with Balanced Body, The Pilates Institute and Polestar Pilates. She has attended workshops with Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel and Ron Fletcher (the Pilates elders) and has studied at various Pilates studios in New York and Miami. She regularly attends international conventions including Pilates on Tour and the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) AGM. She started teaching Gyrotonic® in 2004 and Gyrokinesis® in 2005, which brought her to work closely with Cori Doetzer (Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Authorised Master Trainer) and has taken intense training with Juliu Horvath the founder of these methodologies.
In 2007 Nikki completed a 2 year course with the London College of Shiatsu. This course gave Nikki a better understanding of the human body and a good grounding of knowledge ready to study Cranial-Sacral Therapy. July 2015 Nikki completed a Diploma in Cranio-Sacral Therapy at the College of Cranial-Sacral Therapy and now offers Cranial-Sacral Therapy at the studio. Helping to find the cause, listening & observing the clients body and determining what is needs is a big part of Nikki's work:
- Why do people feel the way they do?
- Why do they move in that manner?
- Why are they in pain?
This results in an increase in the quality of movement, movement with less or no pain and ensures initiation of movement from the right place.
Nikki regularly travels to Europe, Asia and the US to take the right course with the appropriate teacher, keeping her updated and becoming one of the best in her line of work.
This year (2015) and in celebration of Tranquility's 10th birthday Nikki reached the summit of Kilimanjaro raising over £5000 for Breast Cancer Campaign.
2011 Nikki started to teach Nationally and Internationally and in 2012 she presented at Pilates on Tour London and at the largest UK Fitness Convention "Fitpro".
At the beginning of 2009 Nikki was approached by Balanced Body (the largest Pilates organisation in the world) to become the first Balanced Body Educator here in the UK and to open the first Balanced Body Faculty. This was a natural progression in Nikki's career and enables her to pass on her knowledge and experience of teaching Pilates & Gyrotonic. The Tranquility Teacher Training Centre offers courses and workshops to those who are looking for a change in career or those who are looking to update and further their studies. All Balanced Body courses and workshops are accredited by the PMA, the world organisation for Pilates.
Tranquility... over 10 years of understanding bodies for a better way of life