Sirkka is a graduate of The Pliates Center in Boulder, Colorado where she grew up and also received a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a young dancer, Sirkka sustained a hip injury that required surgery at the age of 18. Discovering Pilates and her new found passion for anatomy and the body’s amazing abilities to heal lead to a full recovery and a continued pursuit of her dance career. She was certified as a Pilates instructor in 1995.
In 1996, she moved to NYC to teach Pilates at Hila Pauldi’s UBC Studio and scholarship to study dance with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. She taught anatomy and repertoire for the Kane School training program in years 2000-2002. Sirkka also taught at The Moving Body in Woodstock, NY from 2001-2013 and was the primary repertoire teacher for The Moving Body Teacher Training.
Sirkka joined the MP Team in 2016 and brings 25 years teaching experience for persons of all ages and abilities. She has a passion for exploring new ways to mobilize and strengthen the body and uses a creative approach to teaching as well as a deep knowledge of the traditional Pilates method.
Marathon Pilates’ trust & reputation are part of what make the studio great. What began as a Pilates studio has blossomed into a multi-modality wellness center. MP focuses on all aspects of health and wellness inside and out, with a small retail space at our 12th Ave studio. We align with the best instructors to ensure your needs are uniquely met. Meet Team MP!