With over 15,000 hours of teaching experience, Carleen Smil has been teaching Pilates and Clinical Somatics full-time in the USA, Italy, Switzerland and France since 2005. She has worked with singers, musicians, athletes, professional dancers, and general Pilates enthusiasts.
Carleen was comprehensively educated in the USA by Polestar Pilates, and completed an extensive apprenticeship focusing on the use of Pilates (and Pilates-based movement) as a tool for rehabilitation and neuromuscular re-education at Pinnacle Performance: Manual Physical Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT. She was Classically re-educated during her four year tenure at Swissbody Pilates in Geneva, Switzerland under the direction of Susan Pepper Arena, a long-time student of Lolita San Miguel.
One of the few teachers in Denmark to have both a comprehensive Contemporary and Classical Pilates education, Carleen is also a trained Somatics practitioner with a graduate degree in Biology (Anatomy and Physiology.) She is a founding member of the Pilates Teacher Association.