Mariana Castaneda-Lopez

Mariana Castaneda-Lopez

Mariana is a trained dancer with a BA in dance and philosophy from Goucher College with concentrations in dance science and dance therapy. Her passion for bringing the physical and mental realms of life together naturally led her to Pilates. She is certified in Pilates Apparatus, Mat and personal training under Ashley Barenz and Lawson Harris of The Lab.

With a strong appetite for growth and learning, Mariana loves to work in collaboration, listening to client’s needs and encouraging communication throughout the session. She aims to teach awareness and understanding to develop agency, leaving clients empowered with new found strength, control, and knowledge of their bodies. As a mover, she is most interested in how the body and mind connect to unveil a history. As a teacher, she believes that through transforming your relationship to your body, you can transform your life. She is excited about helping people re-claim power over their lives through re-claiming the power they hold in their bodies.

Further supporting mind-body integration, Mariana offers body work that targets stress in the deepest layers of musculature. She is thorough and detailed in her work, leaving clients feeling balanced and refreshed after a session. Drawing on a variety of body and energy work approaches, Mariana mixes up a treatment that will leave you wanting more.

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