“If knowledge is power, then self knowledge is empowerment.”
Casey Herdt grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she excelled in many different sports and athletic activities. At a young age she became keenly aware of the negative effects of the “no pain, no gain” mentality. An injury caused Casey to end up on Tracie Anderson Munn’s doorstep where she was introduced to the intelligent, inventive approach Pilates takes to reforming and healing the human body. Inspired by this new modality, Casey began her apprenticeship in Tracie’s movement studio in 2002.
During this time Casey also attended Long Beach Dance Conditioning where she received her comprehensive certification from Marie Jose Blom in 2003. Marie Jose’s exploration of how cutting edge science can join with the Pilates repertoire in order truly change bodies continues to be a constant inspiration. Casey went on to work in classical studios where she delved into the roots of the Pilates work while mastering the classical repertoire. She also explored many other movement and bodywork modalities that inspired her to start her own form of movement release work called The Core Alignment Method. With the knowledge gained from so many different perspectives, her practice began to take shape, and her understanding of the capabilities of the human body continued to expand.
After working with Jennifer Gianni in 2007 it became clear to Casey that is was time to move to Asheville and make Fusion Pilates her home base. She immediately became involved in the creative aspects of Fusion’s DVD’s and teacher training programs and also became a certified level I Gyrotonic Instructor, a teacher trainer for Jennifer Gianni’s Pre and Post Natal training, and a faculty member of Balanced Body University.
The collaborative energy between Jennifer and Casey gave birth to FusionPilatesEDU.com with the goal of providing a rich resource for Pilates Professionals. After many years, thousands of sessions, and hundreds clients, Casey’s daily objective remains simple. To make people feel at home in their body. Casey strives to push the envelope of creativity within the repertoire to help more people benefit from this work on all levels.