Nagi Takahashi, PMA®-CPT, has been a Pilates teacher since 2006. She has had extensive training beginning with DK Body Balancing in Las Vegas and completing her BASI Pilates Comprehensive course in 2008. She has worked for BASI Japan for 6 years, also acting as a faculty from 2009 teaching mat and apparatus teacher training courses. Nagi holds the honor of being the first visiting instructor from Asia for Pilates Anytime. She currently owns Pilates Studio Rebirth in Tokyo which opened in 2013. Nagi was a presenter for SPORTEC 2013, Japan’s largest sports, fitness show and conference. In 2015 and 2016, she was invited to present at Pilates in Asia Conference held in Korea by Care Pilates. Nagi has been working with the Cirque du Soleil artists for the Tokyo run since 2014. Nagi is also involved with the fitness gear called MOTR® and is the master instructor in Japan for Balanced Body. She has hosted many teachers from abroad including Kathy Corey, Portia Page, Lisa Hubbard, Tracey Mallet, Brett Howard, and Rebekah Rotstein. Nagi has served as interpreter and tour guide to visiting teachers and travels to the US and Europe frequently to maintain her education. She teaches seminars and study groups, and acts as a bridge between the US and Japan to keep teacher trainers motivated. Her recent education is the Kathy Corey’s Postgraduate Mentor Program, an intensive 2 year program to understand the depth and concepts of the Pilates Technique. She was one of the eight teachers selected for the program. She takes great pride in the precision that can be achieved in the Pilates Method and is known for her beautiful movements as well as the smooth transitions in class from one exercise to another.