Meet Us ...

Narelle Jones

Pilates Practitioner

Connecting with and holding space for people so they feel safe and comfortable to be themselves is what I love to bring to my personal interactions. I am grateful to be a part of retreat experiences which provide a loving and nurturing space for people to find inner peace, balance and inspiration. Libby and I have formed our friendship through our love of Pilates and Wellness and it was while we were on Retreat together in Bali that our vision for Inspire Balance Pilates Retreats came to light. Providing retreats for people in Australia, timeout for them to rest and reconnect is our purpose. My journey with Pilates began with my own body in 2004. In my own search for relief from back pain, I was fortunate to find Pilates and have never looked back. Changes in my personal life lead to transformation in other parts of my life and I knew this was the perfect time to enhance my pilates practice through study. I’ve since completed my Diploma in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology and have worked in studios across the Sunshine Coast. Now based at Evolve Health and Fitness in Coolum, I am blessed to be able to put my passion into my work with people every day.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling & Mediation, Social Welfare, Human Resource Development)

  • Diploma of Community Services

Libby Mason

Pilates Practitioner

My journey with Pilates began over 15 years ago, when as a dental practitioner, I struggled with chronic back pain.  A desire to deepen my understanding and management of my pain led to formal studies in Pilates Movement Therapy, ultimately resulting in a profound improvement in my health and wellbeing.  My personal practice has enabled me to successfully navigate my way through spinal surgery and manage the physical imbalances of scoliosis, as well as the associated emotional and psychological effects of chronic pain.  My interest in health is holistic, and the aspect of Pilates that I love the most is the mind body connection that this exercise modality brings.  Pilates for me is mindfulness meditation.  It has and continues to help improve the quality of my life.

I am blessed to now have a lifestyle centred around helping others to find and maintain better health and wellbeing, as owner and founder of Balance by Libby Pilates in Palmwoods on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

In addition to this and with my beautiful friend Narelle, I am excited to be creating nurturing environments for Pilates and wellbeing enthusiasts to immerse themselves in soulful retreat journeys.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Clinical Education), The University of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health), The University of Queensland

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