Movement Science Made Simple is a graduate education program for Pilates instructors developed by Cara Reeser & Jeremy Laverdure. MSMS joins current concepts in biomechanics, motor learning theory, and pain science with time-tested movement training strategies. Our evidence-based approach imparts the knowledge and confidence needed for Pilates instructors to work with diverse client populations and collaborate effectively with other fitness and rehabilitation professionals.
Cara Reeser has been teaching Pilates for close to 30 years. As a former dancer and dance movement educator you could say that she has been inspired by the moving body her entire life, and still is.
Cara earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. It was at NYU that Cara began her initial studies in the Pilates Method with first generation Master Teacher, Kathleen Stanford Grant.
In 1993, Cara moved to Boulder, Colorado where she continued her Pilates training at The Pilates Center. After completing her training, Cara taught there for six years. In 1999 Cara opened her own studio, Pilates Aligned in Denver, Colorado, which she directed for 20 years.
Cara is a Continuing Education provider for Pilates instructors offering a variety of workshops and mentoring programs for professionals worldwide and online with Pilates Anytime. As a second-generation Pilates instructor and a lineage carrier of the Kathy Grant work. Cara is the lead teacher and director of a post-graduate training program called The Heritage Training.
Cara was a member of the Department of Dance faculty at Naropa University for 15 years. She also danced and choreographed professionally for over 20 years. For the past 15 years she has been a dedicated student of the Yoga tradition, which has further inspired her interest in the science of movement and the body-mind connection. Cara currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where she teaches classes, sessions and workshops live and online.
Jeremy Laverdure is a physical therapist and Pilates instructor based in New York City. He has been teaching Pilates since 2002 and for 13 years was an owner of Sixth Street Pilates, a boutique studio in Manhattan’s East Village. His teaching is informed by his training at The Pilates Center of Boulder, his many years as a yogi and dancer, and his study of Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler. Jeremy is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is currently on staff at Tula Wellness. In 2014, he and Cara Reeser founded Movement Science Made Simple, a continuing education program for Pilates teachers.