Lead Pilates Instructor &
Yoga Teacher (therapeutic based)
Valerie was born and raised in Waterford, Ireland. She moved to England when she was eighteen and became a certified dance teacher through the Imperial Society of Teachers of dancing. While living in Chicago, she has brought examiners over from the UK and Canada for student examinations in Classical Ballet and National dance.
After the birth of her son in 2003, she became interested in Pilates and started taking sessions at ‘Body Endeavors’ in Chicago. A year later she became certified in beginner Mat through Power Pilates, and in 2012 she obtained her 600 hour comprehensive training certificate through Power Pilates.
Valerie has been an integral team member with ROI for over a year and has a dedicated following of clients! The clients love her for her attention to detail, focus on posture, and her wonderful, genuine spirit of kindness and compassion. She took to the philosophies and mission of ROI, under the guidance of Briana Kline, like a fish to water and shares the method with all of her clients in a nurturing and progressive way!
Intermediate cadillac flow with Julie Toren, Barrel progressions with Bob Liekens, mat with props, Pilates for seniors, Pilates for back care, Pilates for hip and knee syndrome, Contemporary and Therapeutic concepts with Briana Kline.
Yoga 200Hr (2019)
Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (2017)
Power Pilates Advanced Mat (2016)
Power Pilates Comprehensive 600Hr Certificate (2012)
Power Pilates Beginner Mat (2010)
B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) 2004
A.I.S.T.D. Dip Imperial Ballet and National Dance (London U.K.)