Deborah Matthews, NCPT, Heritage Graduate (she/her)

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Deborah Matthews, NCPT, Heritage Graduate (she/her)



Master Teacher, Deborah Matthews, founded InsideOut Body Therapies in 2003 and is a highly sought after Third Generation Pilates Teacher. She initially trained at The Pilates Center of Boulder (TPC) whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She completed her initial Pilates training in 1999 and the TPC Master’s Program in 2008. She has also completed The Heritage Training® with Kathleen Stanford Grant lineage holder, Cara Reeser. Deborah’s teaching is strongly informed by her work with Hubert Godard, Dean of Dance and Movement Analysis at the University of Paris and Rolf Movement® Instructor at The Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration.

Before moving to Durham, Deborah lived in Colorado. She studied and worked at The Pilates Center, Boulder (TPC), managed and taught GYROTONIC® at White Cloud Boulder, and was the Senior Teacher for Cara Reeser at Pilates Aligned in Denver. Deborah offers a classical, yet highly innovative approach to Pilates, with a deep understanding of the damaged body in need of rehabilitation and the everyday body in need of strength and flexibility. Her teaching is influenced by her ongoing study of therapeutic Pilates, Rolf Movement® Integration, yoga, fine arts, and the process of her own rehabilitation from many challenging physical issues, including two kidney transplants. She currently volunteers with other transplant recipients and donors to help regain mobility, strength, and health.

Deborah currently serves on the Faculty of The Pilates Center. She is the Co-Director of the InsideOut Body Therapies Pilates Teacher Training, which is officially licensed from TPC. She is also member of the Pilates Method Alliance® and a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor.

Deborah is currently studying with Suzanne Martin of Pilates Therapeutics and completing a Rehabilitative Pilates Essentials extensive training with London College of Osteopathy and Health Sciences.  When not working, she and her family are foodscaping, soil amending, pulling weeds, organic gardening, cooking, drawing, and spoiling two very needy cats 🙂

Deborah’s current class schedule

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