Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala who brought Pilates to India 15 years ago says she is proud and happy to see how the Pilates community today is blossoming and growing in different cities in India. However, it still lacks international exposure, she feels.
“What I find still missing is the international exposure. Some teachers have the means to be able to travel the world and gain experience but then some aren’t able to. I wanted to open India up as a location that international teachers want to come to share their knowledge and have the Indian teachers have access to all the incredible teachers I’ve experienced along the way. Also, I want regular people to be learning and doing classes from the best,” she tells.
And thus came the idea of Pilates Festival India, three years ago. The festival brings together the leading Pilates trainers from around the world. It aims to foster awareness regarding the benefits of performing pilates.
“I am so excited to see the festival having such an incredible response and being at full capacity with a waitlist already! It just goes to show that people are interested in quality and also do enjoy luxury retreats at affordable prices,” she notes.
Pilates Festival India 3.0 is happening in The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram on February 20-23.