Caroline Aizawa began her exploration of bodywork by becoming a certified massage therapist in 1989.
In 1993, she was introduced to the unique training methods of Pilates at the beginning of a professional dance career. A founding member of internationally touring company Tongue Contemporary Dance. Tongue is dedicated to developing a physical language that explores momentum, impact and fierceness; simultaneously sensual and athletic.
Recognizing the benefits of Pilates, Caroline became certified as an instructor through Long Beach Dance Conditioning under Marie Jose Blom and later with BASI under Rael Isacowitz. As an avid learner, she has taken workshops and seminars from such Pilates greats as Karen Clippenger, Marika Molnar, Alan Herdman, and Tom Cook.
Caroline was lucky enough to do the Gyrotonic Foundation Training Level 1 as well as the Level 2 with Juliu Horvath, the founder Gyrotonic Expansion System®. Other Gyrotonic trainings include specialized equipment certifications with amazing master trainers Juergan Bamberger and Debra Rose, Medical Applications with Paul Horvath and Applications for Golf with Dave Rasmussen.
She studied Ashtanga yoga with Tim Miller and became a certified instructor with Erich Shiffmann in Hatha Yoga, completed a Level 1 Anusara Teacher Training with Anthony Benenati at City Yoga, as well as two Master Immersions with John Friend.
Additionally, Caroline has been certified as a personal trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine, Power Plate, National Posture Institute, and Foundation Training. She is currently in the Restorative Exercise Institute 2 year certification program.
Through years of studying and a continuing fascination with a myriad of methods, Caroline has developed a deep personal understanding of what it means to unify strength and flexibility, consciousness and instinct, and to have a functional, intelligent body.
She has been featured on KTLA news, Extra TV, and voted by Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 20 luxuries that women in the entertainment industry can’t live without.