I am Claudia Buehrer and I am the founder of Create Movement Pilates. Originally from the beautiful Schwarzwald (Black Forest) in South Germany, I migrated to Australia over 13 years ago. I have always lived a very active life cycling, hiking, dancing or in particular snowboarding and skiing, having lived in the Swiss Alps for many years.
However, it was after suffering from a back injury in 2007 that I was first introduced to Pilates. It was the key to my healing and rehabilitation process and it unlocked the door to a lifelong love and passion.
I completed my Certificate 4 and Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology with art of motion Australia. and in 2016 completed further training in Slings Myofascial Training® and Diploma Slings Myofascial Training® , a unique training that focuses on postural balance and movement efficiency through promoting qualities of the connective tissue system. My focus lies in further study and developing Pilates techniques that will ensure my classes are kept current, continuously evolving and focus on the individual needs of my clients.
I have worked as a Pilate’s teacher at an osteopathic clinic in Melbourne and a Physiotherapy/Pilates studio in Perth, so I am very experienced in working with clients who suffer from injuries, and both pre and postnatal Pilates, a facet of my work I particularly love.
The best part of my work is helping others, lifting their spirits and sharing my knowledge of Pilates to heal and rehabilitate. I want to encourage and be part of my client’s overall health and wellbeing, through nutrition, sharing recipes that I have tried and tested and regular tips that they can incorporate in their daily lives.
I hope to continue to deepen my knowledge and understanding of Pilates through further teacher trainings around the world.
Pilates is my passion and I want to share it with you.
I recently moved to Melbourne from the UK with my husband, Alan, and my two daughters, Elsie and Beatrice.
Back in 2001, I was working in a high-pressure office environment, which involved long hours sitting in front of a computer. It’s hardly surprising I suffered from poor posture, backache and sciatica! My doctor recommended I started attending a Pilates class and I have never looked back. I was so pleased with the effect that it had on both my physical health and sense of well-being that I decided to train as a Pilates teacher with the Body Control Pilates Association, qualifying in 2003 in both matwork and reformer.
Since then life has taken many twists and turns, however, Pilates has been a constant throughout. I love the way I feel energised, lengthened, calmer and stronger after every session. For me, Pilates is not just about exercising but a progression of mindful movements that balances my body and mind.
Much of the ‘classical’ Pilates method is very challenging for even the most athletic bodies. I am passionate about breaking down and adapting each exercise so that every client may get the best results from their Pilates session. What I love about teaching mat classes is seeing the change that Pilates can have on someone’s posture, their range of movement and strength. When clients come to me in need of exercise rehabilitation, it’s incredibly fulfilling to see pain-free movement restored. Equally, I love persuading my injury-free clients that pushing their bodies less and moving with greater intention and precision can often be more beneficial.
I am really looking forward to meeting many of Claudia’s regular clients and sharing my approach to Pilates with you.