Heather Thomas Shalabi

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.

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favour. ~ Rumi

 

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  • Which room would you choose? The all white in white or the black and golden one? Believe me, it’s not a dream, it’s a real possibility - join us in May in Morocco for PILATES RESTORE, our luxury retreat with the amazing @pilatestash  Link in profile.....
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  • Sometimes all it needs is to look out over the sea and notice. The shape of the clouds, the sparkle of the waves, that bit of blue sky in the distance. It’s there. It’s always there. All you gotta do is a take a conscious decision to notice... #learntosee #liveinnature #inspiredbythesea #itsrightnexttoyou #makeyourselfpartofyourlife
  • It’s only January and already there are so many plans and exciting events to look forward to. One of my highlights for sure will be another trip to California in June. I’ll attend the @basipilates Mentor Programme and then we will have a wonderful 4-day retreat with Rael Isacowitz. See link in profile for details...
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  • 2018 looks like there is an exciting road ahead. And it’s happening on all fronts - personal and professional. I’ll tighten my bonds with @basipilates (which will bring some exciting events and Teacher Training Retreats) and of course I will continue working with those amazing teachers that make it all so real. @pilatestash is ready to make you fall in love with Pilates all over again in Morocco - see link in profile. 
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  • Retreat scouting and planning at the Backbay with #raelisacowitz and @basipilates  We are brewing another really special retreat full of Pilates, outdoor activities and a whole bunch of surprises. Sign up will open very soon. #basipilates #mentorretreat2018 #movementwithintention #pilatesretreat #theartoflife
  • On my way to California for a very exciting reunion. 2018 will be an exciting year on so many levels. Change is in the air! #pilatesretreat #movementwithintention #mentorretreat2018 #neverstopdreaming #basipilates #thefutureisnow
  • Remembering those sessions in Sri Lanka. From temple chants to peacock cries, we had a constant backdrop of exotic sounds. I’m ready to do it all over again. Get in touch if you are thinking of joining one of our retreats or teacher trainings in 2018. #neverstoplearning #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #throwbackthursday #mylife
  • Maybe the day view catches your dreams? Our Morocco retreat is starting to fill up - have you been thinking about joining us? Make 2018 the year where ‘you did it’! We welcome all souls, the shy and the bright, the uncertain and the wild... join @pilatestash for an amazing and unforgettable time. .
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