Helen was born and raised on her family’s winery in Saint Helena, CA. Growing up in the heart of Napa Valley, Helen spent many long days working in the vineyards and the cellar. She discovered that the physical demands of vineyard work combined with many hours on horseback proved taxing on her body. Motivated to move and feel better, she began a Pilates practice in 2000. While traveling internationally and in the U.S., Helen continued to deepen and expand her experience of Pilates in each new locale. She fell in love with the way her body transformed and her injuries were rehabilitated through Pilates. She also found that nothing calmed her mind and offered mental therapy quite like it. She moved to Chicago in June of 2014 and began her formal training in a Basi Pilates certification program in Lincoln Park. Upon completion, she joined the team at Centered and is thrilled to share her knowledge and diverse background with clients, as well as to learn from everyone who walks through the door.