October 2019 | Moscow, Russia
“Pilates is the system that fits perfectly to different people - trained and beginners, very young and the elderly, energetic and tired. Gratz is the only and best equipment which makes your training Real Pilates; helps achieve body and mind Control.”
- Olga Burkova - Owner & Instructor
Mind Body Studio
Situated in a calm place with romantic name Clean Ponds in the center of Moscow, Mind Body Studio is your own place for retrieving your mind, body and soul lost in a hurry of big city life. Every part of our sunny and cozy studio invites to be alone with your emotions, feelings, desires and capabilities. And that atmosphere creates cool, calm, collected, strong but still flexible way of life style. Three zones in studio are designed to meet the needs of people passionate about Mind Body programs: antigravity room, yoga private room and Pilates Method room with our diamond – Gratz Pilates Equipment.
Classical Pilates Method is just expanding in Russia so when the clients or teachers want to try it the first thing we tell them is “You should definitely do it on Gratz”. As Gratz Equipment is a great bridge that helps people to be true with Method, to get all the benefits of it. Because it is not just about movements. Without any doubts or hesitations we fully equipped Mind Body Studio with Gratz Apparatus.
Now it’s your turn to come, try and stay forever!
We have more than 10 certified Romana’s Pilates teachers in the studio and their number is growing because Mind Body Studio is the International Pilates Educating center of Romana’s Pilates Russia. Teachers and students from Russia and neighboring countries come to our studio for seminars, tests, CPE’s and that keeps the Method, knowledge and experience alive!
Personal and group sessions for different training levels are aimed at revival, rehabilitation and regeneration of clients’ body functions.
Come and find your own teacher who will reveal your inner world and develop your abilities and skills.
About Olga Burkova (owner/founder)
World and European Champion in sports aerobics and international presenter (master classes given at the largest and most prestigious fitness conventions in the world: England, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Israel, Mexico and USA).
Olga is the first Russian instructor who was invited to conduct master classes on the world's largest annual convention for fitness professionals IDEA. She is author of the first book in Russian about the Pilates method, PhD of Pedagogic, certified Romana's Pilates trainer, level 3. Olga has 25 years of experience in fitness and 18 years of teaching Pilates.
“Over the years of my sports and fitness career I have had the opportunity to conduct lessons and master classes in more than 20 countries, observe the development of fitness technologies, the emergence and development of new programs in different countries. And only now, having accumulated enough practical experience and knowledge, I can say with confidence: I know what each of us needs, how we can not only improve our body and gain a tonus, but also "get stronger" spiritually. And the name for all these tricks is the Pilates system. Not so complicated and accessible to everyone without exception.
Marina has more than 23 years of experience in fitness. She started her career as a trainer of group exercises. More than 15 years ago, she began to study Pilates program, collecting information and experience of different Pilates schools. And 7 years ago, Marina came to the best school of classical Pilates - Romana’s Pilates. At this school Marina found answers to all questions, excellent system of education and amazing teachers - Sari Mejia Santo, Cynthia Lochard, Javier Perez Pont, Trish Garland, Marjorie Oron, Anthony Rabara, Jamie Trout, and Cynthia Shipley.
In 2013 she received a certificate of Romana’s Pilates level V. In 2016 - level IV. Now, level III. Marina is a very popular instructor and gives seminars for teachers and Pilates enthusiasts in Russia and abroad. In addition, she is good painter.
"I treat each person with a great desire to help! Gratz helps to my clients and apprentices to become better, stronger, understand their body, and improve the functionality. As a result - to become happier!"
Marat teaches at Mind Body Studio by World Class in Moscow, Russia. It is the educational center of Romana’s Pilates in Russia. He graduated high medical school so that allows him to work with injuries and issues of the bodies. Marat is level 4 at Romana’s Pilates system so he works a lot with apprentices.
“Gratz equipment for me is like thousands of words in one motion. You just move your body and the apparatus under the guidance of your mind and that is it! Rolls Royce in the world of Pilates equipment”.
Anastasia Ryzhova (level 5)
Was one of the first Russian certified Romana’s Pilates teacher She has a vast background in health and fitness as well as deep knowledge of various Pilates techniques from different schools .
Anastasia proudly admits that when she herself took her first PT from one of the Romana’s Pilates teachers using the Gratz equipment, she experienced nothing less than a shock. “It was like I tried Pilates for the very first time in my life. Suddenly, all of my previous experience meant nothing”. Since then she made a decision to dedicate herself fully to becoming one of the Romana’s Pilates teachers. Her goal is to help everyone who is trying to get into the world of Pilates. And there’s no better way to do it than using the Gratz equipment.
“When Juanita Lopez was accepting my final exam, - she says, - Romana has given me a gift once. This gift has changed my life. And now I’m giving this precious gift to you, so you could change the lives of your clients”.
Irina Strantseva (level 5)
When I was a child, I was ashamed of my belly. To get rid of it, I even started taking aerobic classes with my mum. I liked dancing to energizing and upbeat music, which is why I decided to train as an instructor. So eventually, I started giving functional training, strength training and dance classes. I was losing weight but not my belly.
I dived into the deep and fascinating world of sport, health and science. Despite the endless number of seminars, conventions, master-classes and various trainings I was attending, I felt that my professional jigsaw puzzle was missing a very important piece. It wasn’t about the belly any more, which was still there. The problem was, that one system didn’t have any logic; another one was lacking scientific justification, while the third one wouldn’t provide for growth. To top it all, because of the trainings my body starting aching, especially my back. Besides, it was not in my intention to ruin my bely-decorated body.
One day I visited a Pilates seminar. I had read about wonderful effects of this method, so I had some expectations when I started. Having finished several courses at different schools, I felt disappointed as no magic happened. And the worst thing was the pain was growing. At about the same time I joined the team of World Class. To my biggest surprise, by the time I had finished the first Pilates stage there practicing on Gratz equipment, the back pain was gone.
With every following seminar, my admiration for the genius of Pilates grew stronger as well as my gratitude to Romana, who carefully passed on the knowledge and the method. Finally, the puzzle was complete. Nowadays, I see how the method is changing my body and the bodies of my colleagues and students, how they become naturally healthy, fit and strong. It is an incredible inspiration for me. This is what I have been looking for. Now I am in the right place. Oh, and the belly is gone.
Mind Body Studio
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Olga Burkova | Mind Body Studio