After one too many ballet related injuries and moving to San Diego from Baja California, Mexico where she was born and raised, Esmeralda searched for a safe and effective way to exercise and discovered Pilates at the young age of 14. She was instantly enamored with the mind + body connection and after almost a year of pilates practice she enrolled in a teacher training program and began teaching in the summer of 2012. She has been passionately teaching ever since.
She says: “I was very fortunate to discover pilates while my body was still growing, Pilates taught me body awareness that helped me become aware of my misalignments, poor posture and dysfunctional movements that could have lead to injuries and health problems later in life. I’m very passionate about teaching others everything Pilates has to offer, It’s more than just a workout! I love seeing how much stronger and flexible people become with pilates, my favorite part of teaching is working with people and witnessing how Pilates improves the way they move their bodies and knowing they feel good after a session”.
She is also a mat Pilates instructor, a certified 200hr Yoga teacher, a Kinesiology major, and is currently working towards becoming a Master Trainer.
When she’s not in a studio teaching, you can catch her camping, hiking, listening to EDM, fishing, continuing her education, eating Mexican food and binge watching animated series online.