“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Sophia is the Owner, Founder and Director of the island’s first Pilates Studio, The Bermuda Integrated Health Co-operative Ltd and Lotus Mind Body Spirit Wellness and Birth Center. She is an excellent role model for living simply, fully and dancing to the beat of her own drum. Born and raised in Bermuda, Sophia was classically trained in the Russian Style of Ballet by Madam Patricia Gray, MBE. Upon relocating to New York City at aged 16, Sophia joined Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem and toured the world, dancing many roles and learning from many cultures. She has performed for the HRH the Queen of England and has danced as a backup ballerina for the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin.
Sophia opened the island’s first Pilates Studio in 1998 and she continues to train many Bermudians and residents alike to teach the Method. She is the Owner, Founder and Director of The Bermuda Integrative Health Co-operative Ltd and LOTUS Mind Body Spirit Wellness Centre. She has served as the Chairperson for the Bermuda Arts Council and as a Board Member of the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda.
Sophia is probably best known in Bermuda a the fierce advocate for change and choices in childbirth. She has birthed all three of her children at home in Bermuda and continues support women and families both at home and the hospital. She is also an ‘Unschooling’ supporter (natural learning without school curriculum) and extremely proud of her son , Ravi, who has recently earned a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School at age 11.
Sophia’s many qualifications include:
- Certified Massage Therapist
- Certified Pilates Teacher Trainer
- Certified Beginner to Advanced Pole Fitness Instructor
- American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher
- Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
- Certified Advanced Midwife Assistant
- Certified DONA and ToLabour trained Birth and Postpartum Doula.