Our Story

CHRISTEN PERRELLA

Owner, Pilates Instructor

A walking testimony of the potential and possibility of transformation, Christen’s metamorphosis began with the diagnosis of a rare autoimmune disease after her second child was born. With no cure, she began the pursuit of healing through non-traditional means as she sought to reclaim her health.

With an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and academic R&D background, she explored holistic medicine, nutrition, neuroscience, and her faith. Because of the disease, exercise became challenging because of a general hypermobility and laxity of her joints, which led to an excruciating back injury. There are no coincidences and her decision to pursue classical Pilates helped to completely heal her back, manage her autoimmune condition and scoliosis. Classical Pilates as well as Christen’s well-rounded movement therapy trainings changed the way she moved and taught forever.

Christen holds 350 hours of Peak Pilates training, as well as certifications in FMT (Functional Movement Techniques) Basic, Performance, and Blades, Fusionetics Movement Edge for injury prevention, Primal Movement Chains and the Lymphatic System.

Christen encourages her clients that there is no diagnosis or circumstance that cannot be transformed from ashes to beauty. She realized her 7-year dream of opening a Pilates and wellness studio in 2017. Metamorphosis Mind Body is a sanctuary and a place of joy, healing and community where all are welcomed to begin your own metamorphosis.

 

PRISCILLA DANIEL

Instructor, Peak Pilates Certified, 200 RYT Yoga Teacher, SCW, AFFA Group Fitness Certified

Priscilla has always had a calling to help others. While playing college soccer and earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Physical Therapy from Kennesaw State University multiple injuries lead her to a stronger understanding of the anatomy. After attending North Georgia College doctorate of Physical Therapy and accumulating over 8 years of clinical experience as a physical therapy aid, becoming a certified Peak Pilates instructor and yoga teacher seemed like the perfect compliment.

Transitioning from intense workouts and running Priscilla found a new love for pilates and yoga. She finds joy and inspiration in educating others on injury prevention and correct posture and alignment to bring others a better quality of life no matter the fitness level. Finding her mind, body, and spirit connection in her practice as well as teachings make it possible to relate to patients on a deeper level.

She challenges each client to their best potential while emphasizing how important it is to breathe correctly to not only center yourself but to stay healthy. Joseph Pilates quoted “Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.” Priscilla is also Yoga Alliance 200 RYT Yoga teacher from Red Hot Yoga and certified in numerous group exercise programs.