Thicha holds a Master Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), Boston, USA. Thicha is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® level 1 & 2 in Mat and all apparatus, She is a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Zen•Ga™ Instructor Trainer and TotalBarre™ Instructor Trainer. Thicha is also a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner, a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor. She is also fully certified in Polestar Pilates in all apparatus.
During 1991-1993, while studying at M.I.T and while juggling a semi-professional ballet dancing career in Boston, Thicha discovered and embraced Pilates as a way to recover from a disc and ankle injury while improving and maintaining her overall muscle tone and flexibility all at once, staying healthy and injury-free. She immediately saw the potential and need to be able to help all population type develop healthy movement habits through positive motion.
Thicha has been teaching Pilates for almost 2 decades now and her clients include an extensive range, from
from professional ballet dancers, Olympic medalists, Hollywood singers to rehabilitation-based clients. Thicha has a strong interest in helping her clients to achieve their goals and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle through various movement modalities.
Since 2007, Thicha has been more involved in teaching, mentoring and certifying new instructors in the STOTT PILATES® method. She became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Injury and Special Population, ZEN.GA™ AND TotalBarre™. She feels empowered helping these new instructors utilize their skills to rehabilitate others.
Thicha also holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the University of Surrey, UK, an advanced level certification from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and is a registered RAD teacher. In her free time, She teaches Adult ballet classes at Singapore Dance Theatre.