Born in Brazil, Samia received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Campinas before moving to New York to pursue a professional dance career. After a knee injury, Samia decided to pursue Pilates as a career and she became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003. Before becoming an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008 and in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement in 2013, Samia taught Pilates in Austria and across the United States. Samia has also been an Instructor Trainer specializing in. She currently teaches at Inspire Health, where she takes great joy in helping clients meet their fitness goals and achieve pain free lives. Her vast experience in working with a variety of clientele including athletes, pre- and post-natal women, the obese, seniors and post-rehab clients makes Samia a well-rounded instructor.