Brigitte Arlé , ERYT (200/500), RPYT, CLC, CEIM, Certified Pilates Instructor
Brigitte Arlé (she/her) practiced her first Sun Salutation in elementary school, and has been exploring movement and the body ever since. She continued to deepen her yoga practice though-out her teens, studying dance at the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she spent her freshman lunch hours learning Classical Pilates mat exercises. Brigitte began training in Pilates in 1995, and received her BFA in Dance from Alvin Ailey/ Fordham University in 2003. She has taught in dance studios, health clubs, Pilates and yoga studios, physical therapy offices, hospitals, and even a few years as the resident Pilates instructor at the NY Stock Exchange. In 2010, Brigitte started to work as a doula and was later certified by DONA International. She worked with the NYC Doula Collective for four years as a doula and sat on the board of directors for two years. In 2012, she went to the Farm in Tennessee to study Midwifery. Brigitte is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Certified Thai Yoga Massage & Prenatal TYM, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Herbalist. In addition to the pre & postnatal yoga, personal training, & Pilates certifications she has completed, Brigitte holds multiple certificates in pelvic pain, the pelvic floor & diastasis recti recovery from Pelvic Pain Relief, Herman & Wallace, The Center for Women’s Fitness, IDEA, Anatomy Trains, & Burrell Education. Brigitte is has over 500 hours of training as a yoga teacher, raja yoga teacher, and stress management specialist. She is currently enrolled in a Yoga Therapy Program through Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Above all else nothing has influenced her approach more than witnessing pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting over the years with her clients in NYC and Boston. In 2017, Brigitte opened Rooted Boston, as a way of sharing her expertise in both the joy and healing power of movement. Brigitte tailors each session to meet your body where you are at and assists you to define and reach your goals. She teaches various classes, workshops, and movement certifications in NYC, Boston, across the USA and Internationally. Rooted Boston is currently 100% online and Rooted Online Education for movement professionals will be launching in 2021.