Celebrating 20 YEARS IN MILL VALLEY
Carmen Zeni is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher and a CoreAlign instructor. She has been teaching Pilates since 1997. Carmen is also a massage therapist trained in western-eastern modalities, foot reflexology and has an extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology.
Carmen's teaching objectives are to build up a strong core, establish good posture, promote efficient movement and educate on the inner workings of the body. She works with a wide variety of individuals of all ages - now ranging from 9 to 97 years old -, uses tactile cues to encourage good body alignment and sometimes hands-on massage to release overactive musculature.
Everyone enjoys the private, quite and clean environment of her studio. The one-on-one training allows for optimal results in a calm setting away from the outside world.
Carmen has taught now for twenty years and keeps finding new applications to the Pilates Method. Most of all, she honors and respects each person that comes into the studio, meets them where they are at the moment, and is very grateful to have the ability and possibility to serve in this way.
Born in Switzerland, Carmen speaks English, French and some Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys reading, learning languages, nature, hiking and traveling. She keeps her interest and passion alive working with wonderful clients and students and continually educates herself and researches the field. She shares this endeavor with her husband Yves Lavenne, who is an Orthopedic Massage Therapist and has a practice next door.