Elizabeth Hilary Snider believes in making meaning through movement and the innate somatic connection between developmental patterns, functional movement, and expression. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher utilizing the comprehensive Pilates training she received through Polestar Pilates International with Dr. Ada Wells, and specialized trainings in Pilates for the Performing Arts, Pilates for Scoliosis, and Pilates Foot Management with Dr. Suzanne Martin. She is also an Athletics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer with a keen interest in nutrition and Ayurveda. Hilary earned her M.F.A. in Dance/Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College of California where she taught Pilates and Yoga courses as a Teaching Fellow. Her teaching approach is influenced by her research and practice of Body-Mind Centering, Qigong, Hatha Yoga, Laban Movement Analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals. As an experienced Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, she has specialized training in Yoga for Scoliosis with Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller and Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga with Lily Dwyer Begg. Hilary believes that student and teacher traverse a path of transformation in which conscious movement is a catalyst for health and joyful living. Her career is dedicated to serving diverse populations and honoring the student-teacher relationship as a sacred space of growth and mutual learning.