Bodycraft is Park Slope’s oldest Pilates studio, founded in 1997 by owner/teacher Lana Halvorsen.
A native of northern California, Lana transplanted her “Redwood roots” to Park Slope, Brooklyn. Setting up shop just across the street from the peaceful beauty of Prospect Park, she and her clients are inspired every day by the promise of natural change and renewal.
Lana’s experience in movement and movement education is rich and diverse, drawing from more than 30 years of dance training. Her Pilates training began in 1989 at her alma mater, California Institute of the Arts, and continued in New York where she was certified through Deborah Lesson and studied extensively with Lisa Love. Lana has been greatly influenced by her work with master teachers Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Irene Dowd, and she has broadened the reach of her movement education by embodying the traditions of Laban/Bartenieff, Body-Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yoga, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and energy work.
Lana is joined at Bodycraft by a loyal team of committed teachers who are equally eclectic in their interests, expertise, and approaches, which have included everything from dance, yoga, and massage to acupuncture, Chinese herbal and holistic medicine, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, and Integrated Manual Therapy. What all Bodycraft teachers have in common is the desire to connect deeply with their clients and help them grow, heal, relax, and blossom.