Carla was first drawn to pilates in 1998 while recovering from injuries that did not improve after years of traditional physical therapy approaches. She was fortunate to find a studio that offered a rehabilitative approach to Pilates. Carla immediately noticed the benefits and was hooked. This method changed her life, and she spent the following years in a long, involved training to learn how to teach movement retraining to others.  In 2002, she became a certified Pilates instructor through The Physical Mind Institute and has also studied the STOTT PILATES method extensively. Carla later worked at The Albemarle Center for Health & Rehabilitation and found that years of working with an injured population taught her the art of seeing structural imbalances clearly. 

Holding a BA in Philosophy and Religion, Carla returned to school to study the sciences in 2005 and continues to study movement analysis and physical therapy techniques. She opened Posture Studio as a way to educate clients in hopes that she could keep others from developing chronic pain in their own lives. Carla currently works with a range of people, varying from post-rehabilitative clients to athletes. She also enjoys mentoring other instructors by teaching them the art of seeing and correcting postural alignment.