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Yuu Fujita, CPI

Yuu's style of teaching Pilates integrates strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to help clients achieve their maximum potential. She helps her clients to move forward at their level and work with any limitations they may have based on their total body history. Her preciseness and intuition help her improve posture, prevent injury, and maintain and improve clients post-rehab condition.  She is passionate about searching and identifying what is preventing one's body from moving efficiently to be pain free, enabling clients to optimize their physical and emotional wellbeing.


Yuu is originally from Kyoto, Japan where she began her classical ballet training at the age of 6.  While she was still training, performing and teaching small children ballet, she joined the Musical company, Kyogei, and toured all over Japan until she moved to the United States.

Yuu received BA in Dance from Hunter College and was certified in Pilates from the Physicalmind Institute in 2001. She has been teaching Pilates ever since. Yuu has studied Kinesthetic anatomy with Irene Dowd, Sherry Studenberg and Lisa Love as well as Iyengar Yoga, the Alexander Technique, Yamuna Body Rolling, the Eric Franklin Method and Thai Body Work to enhance her Pilates teaching and to prevent potential injuries for dancers.  Yuu was a senior Pilates trainer at Movements Afoot for 10 years and trained with Lesley Powell while she performed regularly as a contemporary dancer. 


Yuu has been a senior trainer and movement educator/creator at the Physicalmind Institute since 2007 where she works with company founder Joan Breibart and the institute clinical advisor Marika Molnar (the owner of Westside Dance Physical Therapy). Yuu models for Institute videos, helps craft their certification manuals, teaches workshops, and helps oversee and tests for teachers seeking Pilates certification. Over the last 10 years she has been involved in creating movements not only athletic and physical but also therapeutic for new Institutes Products.  Yuu has been a big part of specialized exercise programs such as Standing Pilates, Circular Pilates (3D motions), Pilates for dancers, Bone Up (Osteoporosis), Pre/ Post Natal, and Forward Head Syndrome. Yuu has an international presence in the field of Pilates through her workshops in Japan to introduce Institute products and train Japanese Pilates practitioners and teachers.


In 2008, Yuu began studying BMC (Body Mind Centering) with Bonnie Cohen and started her training of Dynamic Embodiment Movement Therapy with Dr. Martha Eddy after she experienced several miscarriages and Infertility.  Somatic Movement helped Yuu to deepen her knowledge and understanding about her own body as well as her clients. Throughout the training, Yuu was especially interested in Somatic Psychology and inspired by embryology and the beauty of our Endocrine system.  Yuu's journey of understanding true somatic health continues while she enjoys the challenge of being a mother of two pre-teen kids and performing as a professional Kabuki dancer (traditional Japanese dance).

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