Sarah Beth Percival is certified in Mat and Equipment Pilates from the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City, also known as Kinected Center, where she was an Expert Level Instructor. She has been teaching for over five years, including three years at the prestigious Progressive Pilates Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and with in-home clients throughout NYC and in the Berkshires.
Bringing her professional dance experience and somatic research to her teaching style, Sarah makes classes flow with dynamics and details. Sessions focus on integrating the breath to create awareness of body movement, connecting deeper to the core musculature of the pelvis, abdomen, and back, and improving overall balance of the muscles and joints throughout the whole body.
Rooted in anatomy and biomechanics, each program is designed around individual clients’ needs. We focus on where your strength lies, and pinpoint areas of the body that need releasing, strengthening and lengthening.
I have instructed clients with herniated discs, osteoporosis, stenosis, spondylolitheses, scoliosis, meniscal and ACL injuries of the knee, SI joint disfunction, labrum tears of the shoulder and hip, rotator cuff injuries, hip replacements, knee replacements, spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-natal women, athletes and dancers.
My interests lie in helping clients to maintain (or return to) the natural function and full range of the body in order to prevent pain or surgery, and addressing patterns of tension in order to alleviate symptoms. I believe that everyone can benefit immensely from moving their body more often, especially within a safe and individualized training program at Percival Pilates!
My continuing education certificates include workshops on; The Sacroiliac Joint, the Application of Pilates in Rehabilitation, Understanding Scoliosis, Pelvic Floor Health, Pre- and Post-Natal workouts, Advanced Choreography on the Cadillac, Chair and Reformer, and more.
Sarah’s professional dance career includes dancing in New York City and abroad for choreographers Moriah Evans, Heather Kravas, Maria Hassabi, Milka Djordjevich, and Malin Elgan. She has performed at Danspace Project, American Realness Festival, Issue Project Room, Theatre De L'Usine, Judson Church, Dixon Place, BAX, and Dance New Amsterdam.