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Hi, I'm Mariah Brettell

I am showing up as me. I avoid re-shoots so you get all the gags, laughs and authenticity. This online studio is a safe space to show up as you are, where you are. I want to make moving your body enjoyable, energizing and sustainable. Allowing ourselves to own our stories + nurture our bodies with compassion and love.  Investing in self insures you can look after yourself, and therefore others. Being a parent, especially a mum, can be very challenging and getting any sort of movement in can be one of the greatest hurtles. I hear you and I am here for you. 

My Path

Being a California girl, I played volleyball my entire life, learning from a very young age body awareness, strength training and the pressures of being a junior olympic athlete. After a neck and shoulder injury during my first year of NCAA Volleyball in San Diego, which I later came to the realisation, it was in fact an emotionally induced injury, I needed a big life change. Not long after, I moved to Sydney, Australia where I continued to physical and mental recovery through pilates, yoga and meditation while studying my Bachelor at a fashion school. Fast forward some years of working in the fashion + TV industry, I still didn't feel like I was living and working in an industry that fully aligned with my values. I was drawn back health and wellness and a love for low impact ways of moving my body and looking after my mental health. With the encouragement of my then boyfriend, now husband and baby daddy, I took a career swing and pursued teaching Pilates, Megaformer and eventually Yoga. 

Through all of life's lessons so far, my absolute greatest teacher is my son and the process of baking him into this world. My first pregnancy I was bed bound for almost the entire thing. For someone who is very active and has always been very physically capable, this was next level difficult. Through that process I gained a new found respect on women, the human body, the power of the mind and a deep empathy for those who are not able to be mobile. 

My Experience

I have taught Mat, Corporate Mat and Reformer Pilates in Sydney, Australia. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Lagree Method on a Megaformer and incorporate a lot of the movements into my workouts. My yoga teaching began in a very special studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where I learned from some of the best yoga teachers in Australia. I am currently teaching at a local Reformer studio in Newcastle, Australia.

I thoroughly look forward to seeing you in studio soon. Warning, it may become addicting 

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