about lyra's teaching

Lyra began Pilates as a teenager to rehabilitate a dance injury and began to study the GYROTONIC expansion system years later to help recover from a serious back injury. Since then she has continued to use both along with Contemporary Alexander Technique as effective healing and strengthening tools for herself and her clients.  She cares deeply for the well-being of her students and enjoys teaching clients of all ages and abilities and has extensive experience working with rehabilitation, spinal injuries, athletes, joint replacements, pre- and post-partum clients, cyclists, runners, and dancers. She aims to help her clients engage in the activities they love with strength, efficiency, safety, and ease. Lyra teaches Classical Pilates as learned by direct educational lineage from Joseph Pilates through Eve Gentry and Michelle Larson. 

Lyra is certified in Classical Pilates by Michelle Larson through the Core Dynamics Pilates teacher training program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Michelle Larson is a master teacher and founder of Core Dynamics Pilates who continues the legacy of Eve Gentry, a Pilates elder, one of the first students of Joseph Pilates to teach his work, and the founder of the Institute for the Pilates Method. Lyra is also certified as a GYROTONIC expansion system apprentice teacher.


Lyra offers lessons in Portland, OR at reFORM Pilates and Movement
If you are interested in scheduling a session, please email: lyrabd@gmail.com or contact reFORM Pilates and Movement at 503.232.3560