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“Silvana is by far the most efficient coach we’ve had”

Paulette et Jean-Michel Hirschfeld

Nous pratiquons le Pilates depuis 5 ans et avons eu plusieurs coach particuliers. Silvana est de loin le coach le plus performant que nous ayons eu depuis le début. En effet tant ses qualités professionnelles que humaines nous ont fait progresser et les bienfaits de ses leçons sont spectaculaires.

Nous ne pouvons que lui être très reconnaissants et la recommander à tous ceux qui recherchent une vraie amélioration physique et mentale.

We’ve practiced Pilates for 5 years now and have had several different coaches. Silvana is by far the most efficient coach we’ve had. Indeed her professional and human qualities have helped us advance and the benefits of her lessons are spectacular.

We can only be very grateful and recommend her to anyone looking for real physical and mental improvement.

“I was impressed by the professionalism of Silvana, her generosity and her patience in teaching”

Sylvie Gauvin

Ma première expérience de cours de Pilates avec Silvana a été une séance d’observation alors que j’étais en formation pour devenir professeur de Pilates. J’ai été immédiatement séduite par sa façon d’enseigner. Silvana utilise le ton juste, donne les bonnes consignes et les corrections appropriées, utilise les connections adéquates, les aspects techniques et surtout donne confiance aux élèves.

Son travail est à la hauteur de mes attentes comme élève et comme professeur de Pilates en devenir.

Mes exigences comme élève sont très élevées. Je suis une formation de Pilates pour devenir professeur d’abord pour comprendre tous les principes et la technique de cette discipline. J’ai encore beaucoup à apprendre pour atteindre le niveau de perfection que je vise aussi, avec chaque cours que je prends avec Silvana, j’ai l’impression d’acquérir une clé supplémentaire pour la compréhension et la mise en application de cette technique. Silvana est capable de donner à ses élèves des exercices simples qui fonctionnent et font travailler les muscles en profondeur comme l’exige la technique.

Chacune des leçons de Pilates suivies avec Silvana m’apporte du bien être personnel tout en ayant travaillé efficacement.

Si l’on me demandait de décrire Silvana comme professeur je dirais « une main de fer dans un gant de velours » c’est-à-dire qu’elle a toutes les qualités de professeur ayant le contrôle de sa classe tout en étant douce, agréable et stimulante. Bref, j’ai été impressionnée par le professionnalisme de Silvana, sa générosité, sa patience dans sa façon d’enseigner.

My first Pilates experience with Silvana was an observation session while I was in training to become a Pilates teacher. I was immediately seduced by her teaching. Silvana uses the right tone, gives good instructions and the appropriate corrections, uses the right connections, technical points, and gives students confidence. Her work is up to my expectations as a student and as a teacher of Pilates in training.

My requirements are very high as a student. I am training to become a Pilates teacher and to understand all the principles and techniques of this discipline. I still have a lot to learn to reach the level of perfection that I aspire to, so every course I take with Silvana gives me an extra key to the understanding and application of this technique. Silvana is able to give her students simple exercises that work and train the muscles in depth as required by the technique. Each Pilates class taken with Silvana brings me personal well-being as well as an effective workout.

If I were asked to describe Silvana as a teacher I would say «an iron fist in a velvet glove», that is to say, she has all the qualities of a teacher having control of her class while being gentle, pleasant and stimulating. In short, I was impressed by the professionalism of Silvana, her generosity and her patience in teaching.

“I feel totally changed after the lesson. Working with her is a pleasure and a refreshment for the soul and body”

Imola Szörényi

Silvana is a cheerful and kind person and most of all very effective. I started Pilates because I had lots of pain in my back and knee. I am almost free from all pain now.

She gives me her full concentration, she really pays full attention to her job. She encourages me all the time, even when I am tired. I feel totally changed after the lesson. Working with her is a pleasure and a refreshment for the soul and body.

“Silvana taught me to find a balance between my outer muscle system and my core structure”

Thomas Michatsch (practitioner of Structural Integration)

Silvana taught me to find a balance between my outer muscle system and my core structure. This led to wider range of motion, a greater state of well-being and – the most important – to a deeper understanding of my own work. Her ability to lead her clients to experience the possibilities of their own bodies is outstanding and more than helpful to find a healthy way of movement.

“Before I knew nothing about Pilates and now I discover it lesson by lesson with great pleasure”

Michèle Lachowsky

Je suis une élève débutante de Silvana et l’ai contactée sur les conseils d’une amie qui la suit depuis des années. J’ignorais tout du Pilates que je découvre à présent de leçon en leçon avec énormément de plaisir. Je n’aurais pu rêver d’un meilleur professeur.

Calme, intelligente, attentive, elle m’apprend à prendre conscience de mon corps, à corriger mes mauvaises habitudes de maintien et de respiration et à me muscler en douceur.

L’enseignement de cette discipline requiert beaucoup de concentration et de patience, qualités qui font partie de la personnalité de Silvana, si charmante et si positive. Je ressens déjà au quotidien les bienfaits de mes leçons, et chaque semaine, attends impatiemment le cours suivant.

Je souhaite à Silvana tout le succès qu’elle mérite.

I am a beginner student of Silvana. I contacted her through a friend who has followed her for years. Before I knew nothing about Pilates and now I discover it lesson by lesson with great pleasure. I could not have asked for a better teacher. Calm, intelligent, attentive, she teaches me to be aware of my body, to correct my bad posture habits, to breath and to develop my muscles gently. The teaching of this discipline requires a lot of concentration and patience, qualities that are part of Silvana’s personality, so charming and so positive. I already feel the daily benefits of my sessions and every week I look forward to the next class.

I wish Silvana all the success she deserves.

“She helped me strengthen all those little muscles in between so that I can continue to Crossfit without injury”

Devanei Kandasamy

What started out as a simple 1-hour trial class ended up becoming 3 hours a week for 3 1/2 years!

She took me from level 1 to level 2 and now somewhere in the beginning of level 3. She helped me strengthen all those little muscles in between so that I can continue to Crossfit without injury, she helped me to become more lean and flexible while becoming stronger, helped me to maintain good mobility and flexibility, and thanks to her I have more core strength than I ever had before!

But more than that, our Pilates sessions were more than just a teacher teaching a student. In a time where I was struggling with French she was that breath of fresh air I needed. Native English speaker herself our sessions over the years ended up becoming more like 2 hours where we could talk about anything and everything and be ourselves. She became more than just a Pilates instructor to me… She is my friend and confidant.

“Her high quality classes are each customized with a specific goal”

Ingrid Matagne

Je suis des cours de Pilates depuis de nombreuses années. Je suis donc en mesure de comparer la qualité du cours de Silvana à d’autres et je déclare sans hésiter que Silvana est une excellente monitrice.

Elle vous accueille toujours dans son studio avec le sourire et est à l’écoute de vos commentaires et vos attentes. J’ai beaucoup apprécié le fait que lors de la première séance, elle a établi un début de programme basé sur mes aptitudes et mes buts à long terme tout en tenant compte de mes points faibles.

Son cours est de grande qualité et construit autour d’un but précis pour chaque séance. Silvana vous accorde, sans relâche, son attention pendant une heure et met sa vaste expérience à votre service pour vous offrir une séance intense et productive. Lorsque je quitte le studio, je me sens détendue et satisfaite de l’effort que j’ai fourni pendant une heure. Je n’attends qu’une chose… le cours suivant.

I have practiced Pilates for many years so I am able to compare the quality of Silvana’s classes to others and I say without hesitation that Silvana is an excellent instructor.

She always welcomes you in the studio with a smile and listens to your comments and expectations. I loved the fact that during the first session, she established a program based on my skills and long-term goals while taking into account my weak points.

Her high quality classes are each customized with a specific goal. Silvana gives you, relentlessly, her attention for an hour and brings her extensive experience at your service to give you an intense and productive session. When I leave the studio, I feel relaxed and satisfied with the effort that I have put in for one hour. I look forward to one thing… the next class.

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