Mark Hagerman began his movement and teaching career as a professional ballet dancer. After a 25-year career, he learned about Pilates while attending graduate school at UC Irvine. Mark apprenticed with Master Pilates teacher Julian Littleford in Del Mar, California, for one and a half years before starting his own practice. He has been teaching Pilates since 1996. He also teaches and practices yoga. Mark and his wife, Rosie Cole Hagerman, own and operate Centerpoint Pilates, a personal Pilates training studio in Healdsburg (our neighbors here at Yoga On Center). Mark’s Pilates Mat Classes focus on core strength and use of the breath. The movements are done on the floor (sitting or lying down) so there is no impact on the joints. The class begins gently with stretching and progresses to more challenging movement. All levels are welcome.