Mind Over Movement is located near Drew University and conveniently located near the neighboring towns of Chatham, Florham Park, and Morristown.
We believe that movement is integral to life and the aging process. Integrating your muscles fully helps you to stand your ground as you get older. With that, we use both Pilates equipment (Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair), CoreAlign & Bodhi.
As a Balanced Body® Education Facility, we offer exceptional Pilates instructor certifications. We also offer a wide range of continuing education programs including Anatomy in Three Dimensions™. We know training to become a Pilates Instructor can be lengthy and expensive. So, our training program is flexible; you have the opportunity to learn each module as your budget and time allows. You can also stop where you feel comfortable for as long as you like.
Maria’s passion about body movement started at a very young age at her birthplace in the northern part of Greece. She was playing basketball, doing track and field, and competing as a gymnast. After graduating from the School of Physical Education with a Masters degree in gymnastics and dancing, she joined a well known dance performing center in Thesaloniki Greece (Centro Balleto Classico) as a dancer as well as a teacher of contemporary dance. Her lifelong love for sports and being physically active took a new turn 11 years ago, when she started training with Marcy Schafler. Since then, Maria has completed her Pilates Certification program and has been teaching at Mind over Movement Pilates studio for the past two years. Maria is also a CoreAlign certified instructor. She teaches group and private classes at the studio. In her free time Maria is an avid skier and surfer.