Odette is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor and has been practicing and teaching body-centered movement and healing disciplines for over thirty years. She has extensive knowledge in the systems of Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga as well as several other movement modalities.
After completing a BA (HONS) in Contemporary dance from The Place (London, England) in 1988, Odette continued to pursue a career in modern dance until 1996 when a severe injury sent her in the direction of healing and teaching. Her knowledge and exploration includes the realms of aikido, West African Dance, T’ai Chi, body-mind centering, developmental movement patterns, ideokinesis, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, cranio sacral work, Vedic philosophy and is a Level Two reiki practitioner. She credits Danny Paradise, Donna Farhi, Dona Holleman, Orit Sen Gupta, Angela Farmer, David Swensen, Lucy Martorella, Pattabhi Jois, Howard Jones, Jeffrey Armstrong, Irene Dowd and Dianne Miller among her most influential teachers.
Odette currently freelances at local Pilates and Yoga studios. She has taught at Arts Umbrella, Richmond Ballet Academy, City Yoga, Seattle World Rhythm Festival, and Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts as a sessional as well as guest instructor. Odette is also a certified doula and acknowledges the profound connection between the mind and body.