Genevieve X. Boulanger is a classically trained and certified Pilates and Yoga instructor. She has over 700 hours of training in Power Pilates and Authentic Pilates from the infamous New York Pilates Studio. Genevieve also earned her 300 hour yoga teacher training certification from renowned gurus Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Richard Freeman, Richard Rosen and Manorama.
In addition, Genevieve completed a 13 weeklong anatomy class taught by Dr. Howard Sichel. By strengthening her understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems, as their movements relate to exercise, she is able to inform her students on proper alignments, so that her students experience a safer, more effective and efficient, Pilates and Yoga session.
Prior to opening her own studio in Greenwich, CT, Genevieve taught in NYC for 5 years where she closely studied with Bob Liekens, Suzanne Lavey, Stephanie Beatty, Sean Gallagher, Ton Voogt, Michael Fritz, and Brett Howard.
She also studied at Katonah Yoga for 10 years with Nevine Michaan.
Genevieve was first introduced to Pilates as a professionally trained ballet dancer upon being diagnosed with scoliosis. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Fine Arts and Communications, she embarked on a Public Relations career where she did publicity at Hill and Knowlton and then Marketing at Christie’s Auction House in NYC. It was then that she rediscovered her love of Pilates which ignited her interest in opening her own studio.
Today Genevieve passionately shares with her students the 500 plus exercises of the classical Pilates method on all apparatus including, Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, High Chair, Cadillac, Barrels, Magic Circle, Ped-O-Pul and Pilatesstick.
Students with special needs or physical limitations, such as hip replacements, pregnancies, neck or knee ailments, as well as lower back pain, find Genevieve’s anatomy training useful as she provides appropriate modifications to suit their challenges.
While Genevieve is a studio owner and teacher she is also spiritual. She supports causes such as Bead for Life, practices feng-shui, and continues to study meditation, and Sanskrit.
Currently, Genevieve offers group classes and privates by appointment.