86. Rediscovering your Passion for Teaching, with Natalie Wilson and Raphael Bender
If you’ve struggled to maintain your passion and excitement for teaching, and particularly if you’ve struggled with imposter syndrome this episode is for you.
We talk candidly about how Natalie:
- Found her tribe
- Realized what her product is (it’s not Pilates)
- Discovered what it means to her to teach well
Natalie is a breast cancer survivor and is currently using Pilates to rehabilitate after a double mastectomy. We discuss her rehab journey so far and what she’s learning.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Check out our Visualized Anatomy program here
About Natalie Wilson:
Born and raised in Hawaii, Natalie’s foundation in movement comes from years of training in the native dances of Hawaii and Tahiti. After college, Natalie pursued a career in social work and mental health. She discovered Pilates after the birth of her second child and loved how the practice gave her renewed strength, energy, and focus. Desiring a career shift, Natalie enrolled in a comprehensive Pilates training program, graduating in early 2017. In addition, Natalie received her National Pilates Certification in 2020 and her Pilates Certification from Breathe Education in February 2022. She currently teaches at Vitality Pilates as well as the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and too many houseplants.
How to Connect with Natalie:
- Find Natalie on Instagram
About Raphael Bender:
Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.
Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.
How to Connect with Raphael:
- Find Breathe Education on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, and Twitter
- Find Raphael Bender on Instagram here: @the_raphaelbender
Purchase Raph's new book:
Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
Ways to engage with us for FREE:
- Join our FREE Live Community Session
- Get our free ebook on Posture Myths in Pilates
- Book a time to talk with Raph to share your story
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