Hi I am Susie Kidd and the the owner Movement Educator and Studio owner. I have had an intense passion for movement and teaching others about the joy of being present in our own bodies and understanding how they move and perform not only in the studio but in everyday life.
I have been a certified Pilates instructor since 2003, and teaching dance on the north coast since 1997. In 2004 I was asked to join the College of the Redwoods as Associate Faculty in dance and PE where Iwrote curriculum for Pilates, Hip Hop Dance, and Hiking.
In 2005 I realized my dream of a boutique movement studio and Sacred Bodies Pilates & Dance was created and opened to provide a more personalized environment that focuses on movement education. In every class and session I bring my fun and encouraging personality to every class and use my own intuition and holistic knowledge.
It is truly My goal that all my students and clients understand the concepts of Pilates and the bigger Holistic picture of how it relates to everyday life rather than just time in the studio.
Prior to opening my studio I performed many different jobs and have enjoyed many physical hobbies and experiences. Because of all of the different types of work and activities I can understand how your daily activities affect your body. My background includes working as a food server, a receptionist, a rafting, climbing and backpacking guide, a wilderness adventure guide for those with disabilities, a youth educator in elementary, middle and high school including nontraditional schools. I have also worked for 4H as a program representative, for KEET TV as a literacy outreach coordinator, for AmeriCorps as youth program and gardening director and for the National and State Parks as a Naturalist, Interpreter and sign designer. The list could go on but I am sure you get the idea that I have spent a lot of time in different work environments and can understand the issues that arise from doing so.
I have also used the work I offer to heal my own illnesses and injuries ranging from broken back to injured knees and shoulders and the ability to continue dancing through out my years. I swear I get younger more fit and more in tune every day!
My clients range from your next door neighbor, to dancers, athletes, those recovering from accidents, head traumas, stokes, memory loss, pregnancy, breast cancer or surgeries and even those living with terminal illnesses.
I accept each client as an individual and will do all she can to accommodate your needs and goals. In addition to Pilates, I offer dance classes in various styles in the community.
When I am not in my studio I can be found teaching dance classes in the community or at College of the Redwood, working on welding and creating freak bikes, hiking, creating art, gardening and representing Kinetic Sculpture racing as the 2015 Queen.
In addition to being a Pilates instructor Susie earned a Bachelors of Science from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Interpretation in 2001. On those days she is not challenging someone’s body she tries to get out and reconnect with nature.
I hope to share my wealth of knowledge with you soon and help you Rediscover Your Body!
Sacred Bodies Pilates & Dance
Owner & Teacher: Susie Kidd, B.S
Degree: Bachelors of Science Humboldt State University 2001
*Pilates Instructor 2003
*Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Post Operative Rehabilitation (TM) 2007
*Ususi Reiki 2010
*Center for Womens Fitenss Faculty 2013
*Pre-Natal Pilates / Post Natal Pilates Instructor 2013
*Pelvic Floor Specialist 2013
*Diastasis Recti Recovery / Cesarean and Pubic bone symphasis recovery 2013
Rediscover Your Body!