Renda began her Pilates training in 1984 and after 600 hours of instruction in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, she graduated in 1997 under the direction of world renowned Mentor and Master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska. Ms. Kryzanowska was the direct protege of Joseph Pilates and training through Romana is recognized as the professional standard.
All instructors trained in the Authentic Joseph Pilates Method are held to the highest standards of ongoing professional training. Renda continues her training through regular, rigorous classes and workshops with master teachers who include Sari Pace, Trish Garland, and Jay Grimes.
Renda’s background is as a trained classical ballet dancer. Her early training and dance were in Beirut, Lebanon where she was selected for a scholarship to study ballet abroad at the prestigious Legat School in England. In Los Angeles she continued her ballet training with the Los Angeles Ballet Company school.
It is Renda’s unique understanding of the use of body as form and the importance of precision in movement that led her to appreciate the fluidity, strength, and beauty achieved through the Original Pilates Method.