It is Mandi’s passion and mission to bring a more scientific based alignment paradigm to the Pilates and yoga community with a specific intention to increase joint longevity. Mandi is currently conducting research for a book on functional alignment in yoga asanas. It will be a link between traditional yoga, western science and alignment research. Since Mandi began her research, she has become increasingly more inspired by the human form and how resilient we are. Her mission is to replace western culture’s epidemic of self doubt with reverence and awe for oneself.
Certified Pilates Method Alliance Instructor; Polestar Pilates teacher and mentor for teacher trainings in the San Francisco bay area; Franklin Method Educator; an Expert Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance; 500 hour certified Baptiste Yoga teacher.
In 2004, Mandi attended her first Ashtanga Yoga teacher training with Kathy McNames of Yoga Vermont. She has also studied with David Swenson and Baron Baptiste and is a 500 hour certified Baptiste teacher. Additionally, Mandi has studied with Sofi Dillof, a master Jivamukti teacher, Linda Ruth Spitzfaden in Transcendental Meditation, author of Anatomy Trains Tom Myers, and Somanaut (explorer of inner space) Gil Hedley.
In the Polestar Pilates family, Mandi has studied with Bob Schroedter, Brent Anderson, Lize Stoltz, Amy Broekemeier, Carol Davis, Helen Mason, and Shelly Power. Mandi is trained in the Franklin Method pedagogy studying with Eric Franklin and Morten Dithmer.