CELEST
PEREIRA

She/Her
Teacher Training
Vinyasa

What is something that would surprise me about you?
I dropped out of school at 16 because I struggled academically and basically hated school. The intention was to homeschool but instead I ended up working in Mac Donalds. Not sure how but after a lot of twists, turns and bumps in the road, here I sit with a degree in Physiotherapy and right now I’m making my way through a course in neuroscience. I always thought I was stupid or slow, but now I know that was a story and that I’m bright AF.

What can I expect from your class?
I absolutely love getting people to dance their way through sweaty flows mixed with deep house beats. Everything I make you do in my class has meaning, from the opening meditation to the final breathing pracitice. My class is centered around themes that are grounded in biomechanics and neuromechanics, all uner latest peer reviewed science. It’s a workout for your body and your brain.

What is the most essential part of practice for you?
Knowing the WHY behind all that we do. I struggle to do things with passion if I can’t feel or learn why it has benefits. Just believing someone becuase they call themselves “guru” for me isn’t enough. I need to understand the mechanism behind how the body functions. Education is the best motivation!

Celest is a geek that loves anatomy, neuroscience and biomechanics. She miraculously acquired her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, despite dropping out of school at 16. She found learning at school really tough, however now credits her ability to make complex concepts easy to grasp, down to her learning struggles. She runs regular education based workshops where she takes current scientific research, anecdotal evidence from senior healthcare providers and applies them to movement disciplines. She’s currently studying neuroscience and learning how it can be applied to improve health and performance.

What is something that would surprise me about you?
I dropped out of school at 16 because I struggled academically and basically hated school. The intention was to homeschool but instead I ended up working in Mac Donalds. Not sure how but after a lot of twists, turns and bumps in the road, here I sit with a degree in Physiotherapy and right now I’m making my way through a course in neuroscience. I always thought I was stupid or slow, but now I know that was a story and that I’m bright AF.
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What can I expect from your class?
I absolutely love getting people to dance their way through sweaty flows mixed with deep house beats. Everything I make you do in my class has meaning, from the opening meditation to the final breathing pracitice. My class is centered around themes that are grounded in biomechanics and neuromechanics, all uner latest peer reviewed science. It’s a workout for your body and your brain.

What is the most essential part of practice for you?
Knowing the WHY behind all that we do. I struggle to do things with passion if I can’t feel or learn why it has benefits. Just believing someone becuase they call themselves “guru” for me isn’t enough. I need to understand the mechanism behind how the body functions. Education is the best motivation!

Celest is a geek that loves anatomy, neuroscience and biomechanics. She miraculously acquired her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, despite dropping out of school at 16. She found learning at school really tough, however now credits her ability to make complex concepts easy to grasp, down to her learning struggles. She runs regular education based workshops where she takes current scientific research, anecdotal evidence from senior healthcare providers and applies them to movement disciplines. She’s currently studying neuroscience and learning how it can be applied to improve health and performance.