Shira Appell received her mat certification at the Equinox Pilates Training Institute. Shira believes in the importance of cultivating love and compassion towards one’s own body and mind in order to help others’ do the same. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Shira found Pilates after many years of living with chronic body pain. After seeking many other modalities, Pilates improved her abdominal strength, mobility, balance and posture and gave her hope for a less painful life. She is passionate about helping people find strength and flexibility to alleviate pain and improve trust and confidence in their body and mind.
As a Bay Area local, Shira has always had an appreciation for nature, and maintains an active lifestyle running, walking and hiking in Marin. She spends her time cultivating loving relationships with family and friends, enjoying the sunshine, laughing, dancing and singing.