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How dance culture continues to influence Pilates culture, with Hannah Teutscher and Raphael Bender

In this episode, Raph is joined by Hannah Teutscher from The Pilates Exchange podcast. Hannah is a former professional dancer, now Pilates instructor and educator. They discuss the cultural influences dance continues to exert on the Pilates world.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Find out about the Clinical Certification here
  • Pilates Exhange podcast here
  • Hannah on IG here
  • Connect with Raph on IG here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s books:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
  • How to make $100k a year teaching Pilates here
About Hannah Teutscher:

As the owner of Performance Fit Pilates, Hannah Teutscher is passionate about infusing her joy of movement and fitness to inspire, challenge, and motivate her students to reach their full potential. She has a BFA and a Graduate Diploma in Dance. Her 15-year professional dance career brought her throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Hannah has taught dance, Pilates, yoga, and fitness for over 30 years. She mentors other movement instructors on how to teach more authentically and hosts the Pilates Exchange podcast.

How to Connect with Hannah: 

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