Flow Plus Pilates is a boutique studio in Highland Park, Illinois.
Our unique approach is based on precision, concentration, efficiency, and flow. We bring our clients a repertoire of workouts focusing on posture correction and mind awareness. We are always hands-on to correct and center the body during private
sessions and group classes.
Dora Narita, the founder of Flow Plus Pilates, is a BASI (Body Art and Sciences International) Pilates instructor.
Dora completed her Pilates training under Cindy Reid, a senior faculty member for BASI Pilates and owner of Flow Studios in Chicago. Dora received her Pilates teaching credentials from Rael Isacowitz, founder and owner of BASI Pilates in Costa Mesa, California.
Dora is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and a licensed massage therapist in Illinois. Dora graduated from The School of Massage Therapy at SOLEX Medical Academy in Wheeling, IL.
Meet Eleni - Massage Therapist
Eleni is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Reiki Master Practitioner. She is also certified in Swedish massage (also includes experience with other modalities such as a chair, reflexology, and aromatherapy) prenatal, Cupping, hot stone, and level one Zen Shiatsu which brings forward the most complimentary services for each client in each session. She is fascinated by the interconnection of mind, body, and soul, and approaches massage therapy as a vehicle of communication between therapist and client.
Eleni is well known for her ability to listen to her clients' needs while tapping into her intuition and allowing the body to reflect its own story and provide feedback through touch and the energy flow. She incorporates a variety of modalities from her toolbox to help promote and aid the release of tension and bring about a healthy state of being for the client as well as an overall relaxed state of mind.
Each therapeutic session is met through adapting to feedback and her clients' current needs and concerns with a keen sense of touch intertwined with the intention to assist in bringing a healthy balance to mind and body and spirit.
Meet Carrie - Pilates Instructor
I tried Pilates on a whim and found not only a physical challenge but a completely
different kind mental one that hooked me from the first session. The best way to learn
and truly understand something is to be able to teach it. So, following a couple of years
of personal practice I began a teacher training program, earning my comprehensive
certification from BASI Pilates in 2014.
I completed my doctorate in Experimental Psychology, specializing in Behavioral
Neuroscience from the University of Memphis and was a college professor for 15 or so
years. Teaching is fundamental part of my life, and my experience allows me to adapt to
different learning styles and motivate in different ways. My favorite part of teaching
Pilates is when students apply movement principles from the studio to their everyday
Meet Cesar J. Piña, LMT, PTA, CPT- Massage Therapist
Cesar graduated from the SOMA Institute of Massage Therapy in 2004 as a Certified Massage Therapist and Oakton Community College in 2002 with an AAS in Physical Therapy as a PTA (physical therapy assistant). A manual therapist for 20 years. Cesar is also a Certified Personal Trainer , Pilates Instructor and holds multiple certifications to include Graston Technique, FCE, Myofascial Decompression (cupping) and Shiatsu. Cesar’s has vast experience working with orthopedic pathologies, musculoskeletal injuries using various soft tissue mobilization techniques. Cesar’s wellness and clinical experience includes pre and post operative care, musculoskeletal pain, postural analysis, body mechanics education and work conditioning/hardening. Cesar is also a Marine Core veteran 1990-1995.