My name is Dereck Cayla I’m a Pilates instructor, yoga instructor and dancer. I graduated as a Pilates teacher Mat and Equipment Teacher Training at Smartbody – Amsterdam in 2017.
It was through my career as a dancer that I encountered Pilates. To me, Pilates is a wonderful support to heal and restore the balance between body and mind and bringing this wonderful tool to others is what motivated me to become a teacher.
I started at a young age movement practice first with gymnastics and then I encountered hip hop and jazz dance, from there I studied more seriously Ballet and modern dance and pursued a career as an international dancer.
My interest in pilates lies in the possibility this technique offers to draw the attention back towards the body. In my dynamic classes, I try to assist people in developing strength and movement skills that can reinforce their posture and prevent them from injuries. To me, it is important to allow the body to move in different ways in order to counteract the sedentary daily life.