Laura Shelton, owner of Your Pilates Place, is comprehensively trained through Power Pilates of New York with over 15,000 hours of Pilates instruction. Laura is trained and certified to teach all forms Pilates equipment and mat including PoleStar, Stott Pilates, and Balanced Body.
Laura truly believes in keeping the body and mind strong and efficient and that movement heals. She charges the body and mind to be strong and pain free through an integrative approach in which she offers Pilates, GYROTONIC® method, Massage Therapy, Postural Therapy, Structural Integration Therapy, Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy, and food sensitivity testing. Laura is a certified massage therapist and the only certified Structural Integration Specialist trained in postural therapy in the State of North Carolina.
Before becoming a Pilates instructor, Laura worked in the major highway construction industry and was president of one of the largest curb and concrete service companies in North Carolina. Laura is a Winston-Salem native and now resides in Mt Airy, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Education, Credentials, Certifications:
Certified Comprehensive Power Pilates Trainer, Power Pilates of New York, 2007
Continuing Education in PoleStar, Stott, and Power Pilates since 2005
Certified Massage Therapist, Whole You, 2005-2007
Swedish Massage Certification
Level 1 – Polarity
Level 1 – Medical therapy
Level 2 – Reiki
Level 1 – Neuromuscular
Postural Alignment Specialist, Egoscue University, 2007
Craniosacral Therapist (Level 1 and 2), 2009
Certified Structural Integration Specialist, Anatomy Trains, Kensis Myo-Facial Integration Institute, 2011
Advanced courses with Tom Myers, Body Therapy Institute, 2011
Advanced courses with Lou Chou, Myo-Fascial Technique, Advanced Training, 2015
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Training, 2014
Lymphatic Enhancement, Foundation and Level 1, American Biological Institute, 2012
Core Align, Balanced Body, 2012
TRX Level 1 Certified, 2008
Trained with Phillip Beach, Muscles and Meridians
Holographic Health Practitioner Training, Holographic Health, 2012-Current
What does Laura love about she does?
I like to help people no matter whether they want to get in better shape or whether they are suffering with a chronic illness like Lyme’s or Parkinson’s. I like to serve as a guide, coach, and cheerleader to their own self-healing by offering treatments, knowledge, and insight. At one point, there was little availability to help people with chronic illness or pain and through my own path of self-learning and study, I am now able to help people through a wide variety of methods.
What does Laura do in her free time?
cooking classes and going to music concerts and dance performancesI spend a lot of time studying up and learning about different illnesses, methods, and treatments to expand my knowledge and insight to better help my clients. I also enjoy painting and cooking classes and going to music concerts and dance performances.