(Studio Founder / Master Trainer)
Véronique’s first Pilates Method experience was over 12 years ago to relieve back and posture problems when she worked at UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Women’s Health. Pilates had improved her posture and overall physical condition so much that she decided to enter Ellie Herman’s Pilates teacher training program. Véronique graduated in 2004 and began teaching in Paris and then in Brussels where she managed a studio and became a certified Pilates Teacher Trainer under Master Trainer Kelly McKinnon. Before founding Soulful Pilates, Véronique worked at UCSF's Mission Bay Physical Therapy Department where she gained practical knowledge by observing patients with various physical conditions. She also studied pilates-based physical rehabilitation with Lizz Roman.
Véronique focuses on helping students build strength, gain freedom of movement through improved flexibility and balance, while keeping classes dynamic and challenging. She has enhanced her training by learning from renown bodywork experts like Eric Franklin and is also a Balanced Body University Pilates Instructor through this internationally recognized program. Véronique expanded her knowledge through an intensive Pre and Post-Natal pilates training program with Stephanie Forster. By 2012, she became a certified CoreAlign instructor in all three levels and integrates this natural movement system into her private pilates instruction. She completed the Pilates Sport Center (PSC) Barre training in 2012 and most recently became a Master Teacher Trainer from the PSC's Pilates Master Teacher Training Program. Véronique is a PMA certified Instructor.
Soulful Pilates is now the San Francisco PSC Training Center and offers a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training for aspiring instructors.
Véronique is very excited about offering a wide range of Pilates-based training programs to clients at the crossroad of the upper Haight/Ashbury/Cole Valley neighborhoods and appreciates the continuing support she has received from the community.