Charis Haines, Pilates Instructor
Originally from Carpinteria, CA, Ms. Haines graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BFA in Dance. Upon moving to NYC Charis joined Rioult Dance NY, where she has been dancing professionally since 2007. Inspired by her passion for movement, she obtained her Pilates mat and full apparatus certification through the Kane School of Core Integration. Through her teaching she strives to bring balance, stability, strength and a healthy movement experience to busy New York City bodies. She aims to educate clientele about the specifics of their own bodies to promote ideal posture and functionality, giving them the ability to move through strenuous activities and everyday tasks with intelligence and precision. Ms. Haines focuses on efficiency, constantly emphasizing quality over quantity in order to reach goals that last. Charis first fell in love with Pilates when an injury threatened her career. She quickly became a true believer in the long-term benefits of such a wonderful practice.