Heather Thomas Shalabi
Heather Thomas Shalabi has been a mover all her life, first studying ballet as a young girl for ten years, intensively practicing yoga throughout her twenties in NYC, and finally, adding Pilates to her life in 2001 when she moved to Hong Kong. Her passion for both yoga and Pilates, and recognition of their mind body benefits led her to embark on intensive training, completing her full Studio certification through Polestar in 2003, and later certifying as a 200hr RYT in Classical Hatha Yoga.
Heather opened Flex Studio in January of 2005, Hong Kong’s largest and most prestigious Pilates and yoga studio. She studied Pre and Post Natal conditioning through Pilates and the Gyrotonic Expansion System, having practiced both systems of movement regularly during her first and second pregnancies. Over the past four years, Heather has embarked on the study of Traditional Pilates, working with Benjamin Degenhardt and his 360°Pilates Continuing Education program, which she hosts every year in Hong Kong. She also leads workshops annually around Asia. What Heather loves most about her work is empowering people through their bodies.
Certified Polestar Pilates – Mat, Allegro and Studio; Gyrotonic Expansion System apprentice; Xtend Barre certified. 200hrs RYT Classical Hatha Yoga. 360°Pilates Certification.